I've used Oponeo and very happy with service..
What do U want for next Xmas a Soap on a RopeThere is some truth in this, I only started getting rid of chicken strips on my bikes after a number of track day / Flid Fest sessions. This improved my riding no end to the point that I was road riding with, at times, no margin for error. In truth riding like a bellend, 100mph in 30 zones, 170mph on motorways with only luck and chance on my side
But...could lateral drift lead to friction loss and wheel spin under power and then activate TC.:smokin:For UK suppliers Parkitt Racing are very good. Keen prices, usually as good as the online companies, and excellent customer service from a bricks and mortar high street business where there are real human beings who you can actually speak to on the phone.
Back to chicken strips.. There is nothing risky or reckless in using your full tyre width. It's a case of know your tyres, know your bike and know the limits of your own ability. If you explore these parameters gradually and get properly familiar with them you know exactly where you are and how far you can go. My 1190 find the edge of its tyres easily as they have to be sports touring rather than sports. Even so, at the limit your pretty much scraping your toes and if you need to turn harder its just a question of using your body weight.
If you are using all the tyre, all the tyre is up to temperature and you don't need to be doing jail speeds to do it. You can get right over on a 40 mph bend if your line is right, and you turn late, turn short and keep it tight.
The Sport Attack rear also has "grip limit feedback technology" which means they let you know when you're nearing the limits of lean angle by allowing the smallest sidways slip. It's just the gentlest hint of drift which doesn't unsettle the bike but tells you you've had your lot and don't push any more and because its lateral drift and not traction loss it doesn't activate the TC.
My SDR rear has no chicken strips but I've yet to experience the warning slip. When you get towards the edge, the point of going over the edge is further away than you think.
Also consider Conti Race Attack Endurance. Cheaper than the Metz and are described as a Metz RR 2.5. Developed by staff poached from Metzeler. Probably last longer too. Got them on my 690SMCRAny thoughts on Racetec RR’s obviously for dry use only? Have them on my SP2 in the K3 compound and they work well on there, any good for the SDR?
My mates got the road 5's on his vstrom 1000 and he is mental on it even on damp roads this time of year, keeps grinding bits of the gear shift linkage.
Im trying to decide between those and the metzeler roadtec 01, had those before and liked them.
Are you used to clutchless up shifts? i.e. pre-weight the shifter then a quick ease and open on the throttleIf only I could get the quickshifter to work every time I’d be happy and content I think...