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I mounted a pilot power in the back about 300 mi ago. This is the first time I have been on a rear that I trusted, and I have successfully started wearing down the michelin man! I mean, no chicken strip back there at all! The Q is, is it normal to have a larger chicken strip on the front?

 

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Got same issue.
 

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You'll have no chicken stips in the rear when you wear down the directional arrows. ;)

As far as I know you'll always have some stips up front. Not sure if it's the tire... I use to work with a guy who owned a Ducati 999. I noticed that his front had no chicken strips after track days. ??? (he runs metzler tires)
 

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then he was probably running a low psi.... that's my hypothesis lol.
 

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I don't know if I'd say you'll always have them on the front, but it does take a lot more lean to wear them off. If I remember correctly, Looshia's 650 has a front with no chiken strips after her last track day. It would have a lot to do with the width and profile of the tire and the width of the rim it's mounted on.
 

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well I don't have any safe twisties that I am that confident to lean that far into. So I'll take the chickenless rear.
 

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well I don't have any safe twisties that I am that confident to lean that far into. So I'll take the chickenless rear.
I honestly wouldn't recommend it anywhere other than the track. ;)
 

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makes me feel better lol thank you liutas
 

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Hope this makes you feel better. (still got stips in the front)


But I'm more proud of the rear as you can see.
 

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maybe my next set of shoes.
 

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its the measurement of how big your kahunas are hehe...... nah, it is the width of un used tire. the further you lean, the smaller the strip the less of a chicken you are....
 

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lower PSI to 15 and you get rid of them real fast :p
 

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What is the lowest you can SAFELY lower your PSI on the front and rear?

Also, what is the best psi to run. I've heard anything from 25 to 40. ?
 

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my hypothosis was correct!
 
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