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Offline Gustavo

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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #10 on: Jul 06, 2018, 06:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 One of Tim Tyler's pics in the I.V.M. thread shows Gustavo coming around a left hand curve with his front wheel definitely pointing in the wrong direction  (p. 16, post 154, 3rd pic down). What was the man thinking ffs?





This shot was not taken from afar and cropped.  He was standing in the middle of the road, on the center line.

Hint - Don't run over Tim, don't run over Tim, don't run over Tim...

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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #11 on: Jul 06, 2018, 09:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
He was probably thinking "I want to go round that corner"


 I really doubt that.

 Gustavo thinks in compound paragraphs.

 More likely he had noticed that his wheel was pointing the wrong way and was immersed in the conflict between the Tao of Right and the Physics of Wrong.

 .... if you get what I mean  :notsure:.

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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #12 on: Jul 06, 2018, 10:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by healdem [+]



 Thank you, healdem.

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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #13 on: Jul 07, 2018, 01:05 AM »
Errrrr, no, not really....    :lostit:


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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #14 on: Jul 11, 2018, 10:13 AM »
Who really cares what is normal and what is not?

How far you crank your bike over on the corners is totally down to you. There is no standard and nothing to aim to achieve, if you ride about trying to reduce you chicken strips there will be a time when you come a cropper.

My advice itís like you dick.... donít look at them, donít look at your mates and donít compare them. Just get out on the bike and enjoy the ride at your own ability we are all different.

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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #15 on: Jul 12, 2018, 01:28 PM »
Never ever got close to the edge on any bike on any tyre but ride round the outside of those that have no chicken strips. I do find that as summer goes on and the mileages go up the chicken strips com down.
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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #16 on: Jul 12, 2018, 11:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Clunkyboy [+]
Never ever got close to the edge on any bike on any tyre but ride round the outside of those that have no chicken strips. I do find that as summer goes on and the mileages go up the chicken strips com down.

He does - I've seen him  :123A:

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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #17 on: Jul 13, 2018, 07:52 AM »
I've seen some seriously fast riders on the Versys (clunkyboy being one of them) and all of them have chicken strips left on their tyre. I'm sure it is possible to get rid of them but believe it would involve some theatrical riding.

Here's mine after a pretty spirited ride over decent roads. I occasionally touch down the toes of my boots but very rarely and can keep up with most riders.



To add to the debate, I was left for dead by a BMX GS1200 a few years ago and he rode that bike like a magic carpet. Never shifted his body position and with a gob smacking lack of lean he made corner speeds that were jaw dropping. Whereas I've lost count of the amount of wannabe Shaky Burns power rangers on their Gixxers that I've skinned on corners.

In short, don't worry about it. You'll be faster than you think.

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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #18 on: Jul 13, 2018, 03:29 PM »
Nice clean chain Jonnster  :1:
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Re: Chicken Stripes or stripes of discretion
« Reply #19 on: Jul 13, 2018, 06:06 PM »
I thought exactly the same thing :008: