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thehossdog

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thehossdog says:

using the whole tyre!

Hello all,

quick if not strange question, given these harsh economic times i want to use more of the tyre, chicken strips dont bother me, i just feel i am missing out by not being able to get the bike over further.

currently i get round corners just fine, at a decent speed for the corner but obviously no where near what i could..

so to use up the rest of the tyre do i need more countersteering?
more lean using body position(not knee down or anything crazy)

or a mixture of both?

thanks in advance.

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robbie7334

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robbie7334 says:

tyres

I dont think,in fact I know I have ever used all of my rear tyre's tread on any of my bikes and Ive bin ridin for 36 years.Never done a track day either I know some peeps do this to try and restore the profile of the tyres(back tyre squarin off).But you will get to use more of the tread on the front.Where the back tyre tends to square off the front tyre tends to go to a point in the middle and the right side wears more due to round abouts.Any ways its not about goin faster on the bends its about riding in yor comfort zone an its only you that has the control of that ride safe regards Robbie

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downshift

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downshift says:

Tyre wear

@fuzzrr Do you use the full breadth of the front tyre too? I can wear off the rear chicken strips when the mood takes me, but never been able to use the front to the edges. I just assumed this was down to the tyres (sport/touring)? Yours look more sporty?

I've never had even tyre wear on the road. In fact my last set, the front wore out quicker than the rear, mostly on the RHS. The rear was still mostly worn in the middle, but I had done a few thousand motorway miles on them.

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twicky999

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twicky999 says:

Tyre

On my back wheel there are next to none chicken strips, but on my front they are (just) visible. As mentioned- roundabouts are a great place and there are plenty around my way which are empty even at rush hour.  

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lucas_yamaha

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lucas_yamaha says:

like

others said just speed and confidence really. Pretty easy on the michelin pilot power 2cts kos they are an awesome tyre.

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fuzzrr

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fuzzrr says:

Downshift

Its very rare your gonna get to the edge of the front tyre on the road...

You got to be really on it, and hard on the brakes whilst turning in to be doing that.

Trackdays are a different matter, and the tyre gets used to the edge.... But it is a fine line.

Normally, if you are getting to the adge on the back with 'normal' road riding, you should still have some left to go on the front. Its the 'norm'..

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ally600

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ally600 says:

hossdog

believe me im no track king lol,:lol: just been round one a few times and judging with some of the rider skill iv'e seen im a novice:ph43r:, im one of the slower riders on kams rideouts to:wink:, no kneedown on the roads though not for the lack of trying:wacko:

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thehossdog

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thehossdog says:

ally

one of the slower riders! christ!

I think if i ever go out on one of them just point to a place on a map and ill get there at some point rather than trying to keep up!

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ally600

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ally600 says:

hossdog

believe me you would be fine, plenty of stops to regroup and there are plenty of folk that will be happy to ride at a slower pace including myself, got a wife and three kids to come home to so i would rather take it easy, theres some good folk there to:wink:

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newbiebikerboy

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hoss

feel free to tag along, we keep to a pretty moderate pace most of the day so you wont get left behind:biggrin:, besides scotlands a small place anyway

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thehossdog

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thehossdog says:

ally/newbiebikerboy

Thanks for the encouragement chaps.


I think I will get a couple hundred miles in first before i venture out, definately this summer though.

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