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Old 05-01-2014, 01:15 PM   #28381
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Chicken Strips

I have a question for you more educated and experienced motorcyclists about chicken strips. All of my bikes have left a little bit of a chicken strip. Either because hard parts started scraping or I was too chicken to lean it over far enough (DR650). My Tiger 800 was scraping something and leaving a slim strip. I think it was the center stand. I finally cranked up the preload more and got rid of the scraping. I looked at my tires Sunday afternoon after chasing Halfplate over 250. The front has a thin strip, but the rear has basically none. I am worried that if I push any harder I might lay it down, but I am not sure if this is true. Can you have no chicken strip and still be riding safely within the limits of bike and tire?

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Old 05-01-2014, 01:45 PM   #28382
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Hey, I've got an old Winchester .22 semi-auto collecting dust. Can't remember the last time I shot it. I think I bought it from a pawn shop back in the early 90s for $60. Have a brick of ammo as well. Great for a youngster learning to shoot.

If anyone wants it, yell. Just come and get it. Cheap Walmart case as well. :-)
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:18 PM   #28383
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I'll take it for my boy ?!?!?
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #28384
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I'll take it for my boy ?!?!?
Just pick a day and time. I'm over near the WIlly bridge (Parham and River). I work from home, so pretty much I'm always here. :-(
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:30 PM   #28385
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Ok. Sweet that is great ...I'll meet ya maybe next week and get ya some lunch?

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Old 05-01-2014, 02:33 PM   #28386
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Ok. Sweet that is great ...I'll meet ya maybe next week and get ya some lunch?

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Deal. You going to strap it to your bike, wild west style? Like they did with horses? :-)
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:34 PM   #28387
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Believe it or not, the brick of .22 ammo is worth more the the rifle! 500 rd bricks are unobtanium right now. I am not kidding.

We shoot a lot of .22 at our place and it is the scarcest ammo out there right now. I'll buy it from you. :-)

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Old 05-01-2014, 02:34 PM   #28388
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:48 PM   #28389
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I am worried that if I push any harder I might lay it down, but I am not sure if this is true. Can you have no chicken strip and still be riding safely within the limits of bike and tire?
I'd start hanging a cheek or two off the seat if I were you.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:05 PM   #28390
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I have a question for you more educated and experienced motorcyclists about chicken strips. All of my bikes have left a little bit of a chicken strip. Either because hard parts started scraping or I was too chicken to lean it over far enough (DR650). My Tiger 800 was scraping something and leaving a slim strip. I think it was the center stand. I finally cranked up the preload more and got rid of the scraping. I looked at my tires Sunday afternoon after chasing Halfplate over 250. The front has a thin strip, but the rear has basically none. I am worried that if I push any harder I might lay it down, but I am not sure if this is true. Can you have no chicken strip and still be riding safely within the limits of bike and tire?

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I'd start hanging a cheek or two off the seat if I were you.
While I am probably the most inexperienced here when it comes to actually working on bikes, I would consider myself a very good street rider. I ran track days back when I had my SV650. Here's my input.

1. Different tire sizes will yield different chicken strips. I went to a taller tire on the front of my SV to help lay the bike over quicker in transitions. Because of that the front tire always had a small strip, whereas the back tire had none.

2. You can definitely "out ride" a tire, but it most likely won't be from you running out of it on a DR650. I would think you would outride the actual tire itself from pushing to hard. I.E. it's a knobbier tire with not as much street grip. I don't see you actually running out and having the bike slide out from under you.

3. You are more than likely not getting off the bike nearly as much as you need to. It seems most dirt oriented guys are glued to their seats street riding a lot of time. Super stiff. Straight up form. Try riding both of your bikes more like race bikes if you're really tearing up the curves. Set up for the turn. Get you butt off the seat. Keep pressure on the inside peg. hunker down some. Almost act like you're trying to kiss the end of your handlebar as you look through the turn.

Here's a pic, although I'm not following through on all my advice as good as I should be. I should be closer to the gas tank here. Handlbars on that bike, as well as on dual sports naturally make you want to sit up. Try to not do that.

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Old 05-01-2014, 04:30 PM   #28391
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Regarding chicken strips,
back in the day I did some of that hanging off business. Not saying I was that fast or anything. The problem for me aside from possible extralegal speeds and unwanted attention, was that there was not much margin for gravel or an unexpected tightening turn or you name the hazard.
In the end, and everyone ride your own ride of course, I want an older style. Sit up straight, keep the bike still and smooth. Sweet and sexy, on the pipe, more in the gears than on the brakes. I say make love not war.




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Old 05-01-2014, 04:42 PM   #28392
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I just moved to VA, Fredericksburg area. Is there anywhere to ride at all in VA, anything close to Fburg? I have a plated KTM 450 XC-W and need some good single track, or at least some dual sport trails to fast burn on. Any information that you all can share would be appreciated!!

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There's lots of good riding in Central Va. This site is a pretty good resource:

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t...ginia_list.htm

Southern Maryland Dirt Riders has a great property off 301 which is not far from Fredericksburg.

http://smdr.org/

And there's always the VCHSS, they stage hare scramble races all over Va. They have classes for all abilities including a "Trail Riders" class. You don't have to be Kailub Russell to do a race. If you just want to ride, sign up for a C class or Trail Riders. It's $30 and you get to ride a nice course that's properly arrowed. Plus there are course workers ready to help if there's a problem and you never have to worry about clowns on quads or getting written up for trespassing.

http://vchss.org/vchss_flag_intro.htm
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:00 PM   #28393
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Dirtmonkey; I think Ptownjohnny put Ohlin$ suspension on his Tiger. You could probably get some feedback from him regarding suspension upgrades. Since I splurged on my suspenders, I've never bottomed or scraped.

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Old 05-01-2014, 05:25 PM   #28394
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500 rd bricks are unobtanium right now. I am not kidding.
FYI, Dick's at Stony Point had a big case of 22 rounds (350 rounds per box) for $19.99 last Friday. 9mm Winchester target rounds were $33 for 100 rounds; 9mm hollow points are almost $1 a piece!
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:36 PM   #28395
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Believe it or not, the brick of .22 ammo is worth more the the rifle! 500 rd bricks are unobtanium right now. I am not kidding.

We shoot a lot of .22 at our place and it is the scarcest ammo out there right now. I'll buy it from you. :-)

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Wonder what the 900 or so rounds I have in an opened box of 1000 that I bought back before Y2K is worth? They have been in a green sealed ammo bnox all this time. Whenever I finally get up to Jeff's I'll have to bring it. Last time I shot any was at Jimmy's picnic by the river. The scary thought is my Vstrom was new then and Maganos rode there on a WR250X with a couple rifles from Dinnwidie. I think that might of been one of the first times I met any of the inmates here too.
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