No peg scrapping here. I have the protek rear sets that raise the foot position 1" plus the dog bone change that raised the rear 2". I won't be dragging any parts anytime soon unless I lay the whole bike down. 200 is a fat tire. Does it slow down your turn in? That size was designed for drag guys wasn't it?Went too 200 Michelin Pilot HPX rear.
let's talk about peg scraping?
I put the center stand on, which requires wings on the petals.
Talk about Fun, Fun, Fun !!!!!!
Don't worry Stunnah you will have a good luck at out small rear tires from "back there"I stayed with the Bridgestone but went to a 200...I like the combination of hard and soft compound for the way I ride...I bet that 180 looks like a bicycle tire!!!
What KS said and also heat cycles. A tire can only heat up and cool down so many times. If you have worn the tread off a tire I think you have expired its life. So when it gets hot it is just falling apart (getting greasy) not getting sticky.Marc - a bit off topic here, but a tyre question anyway -
heat up tire = better traction
slick = better traction
I am a smart guy and always did well in physics, etc...
It is warm out, been ridin for a while, and my back tire has no tread left. Why would I have LESS traction than when it was cooler and had tread?
Yesterday - almost all the way home, 102 outside, lost traction hittin 4th hard at 110mph....
Today - got sideways on me in a turn goin ta work...
What makes the tire more slippery when bald and hot? My instincts tell me it should have more traction.
P.S. Hittin the drag strip next Saturday with about 20 other busa's, and if this tire aint gonna stick, I need to know now, so it can get replaced before the event.