Front/Rear chicken strips.

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  1. Molsan

    Molsan New Member

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    Noticed that the chicken strips on my rear tire are a lot smaller than those on my front tire... Is this normal?
     
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    It's fairly common to for the rears to be somewhat smaller, ti depends a lot on the type of tire you use. I have Michilen Pilot Road 2CT's and my strips are about twice as wide on the front compared to the rear.
     
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    Yep Molson...you are good to go.

    BZ
     
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    thanks a lot... was a little worried.
     
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    If your rear preload is set too low it could be squating on the rear tire. Bike will fight to turn into the turn a little if the rear is squating and it will not hold a line well. You shouldnt be able to ride the edge of your front tire unless your on a track hauling A55, but certain suspension settings can keep you from using more front tire.
     
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    Mine are less in the front than in the back. Pilot Powers.
    Am I gonna die?

    I'm quitting the forum.
     
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    My rear is worn right to the edge,even the footpegs are scraped down..and STILL have a narrow chicken strip on the front!!!!

    so...I think we are NOMRAL
     
  8. Molsan

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    Have both tires been on the same amount of time?

    may need to check you suspension..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_strip
     
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    Front is a PP, rear a PPCT2, 585 miles on the rear, 3300 on the front, rear has 1/4" (and peg feelers are both scraped) while front has at least 1/2".

    I weigh 200 lbs and have the rear maxed out and front maxed -1 click. I have no cupping and the previous PP wore quite evenly. 50-50 canyons and freeway.

    Should I have reason to believe there is a suspension issue here? I have a similar pattern on my CBR (except NO strip left on the rear at 2100 miles).

    I have always thought there would/should be a front strip when street riding...
     
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    New set of Avon Storms, f/r sag both set at 38mm, and my rear is worn edge to edge while my front has at least 3/4" strip on each side. I think it's normal.
     
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    it is normal
     
  12. Bubba Zanetti

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    Thanks Norcal...

    I set my suspension a couple months ago and was wondering what the hell...is it wrong? Feels right!?

    BZ
     
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