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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Metzeler helps you with your chicken strip issues!

In the new Sportec M5 Metzeler has introduced the Chicken Strip Assessment Technology system!

Have fun trying to put the whole elephant on the asphalt!



Article: http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...c-m5-interact/
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 08:07 AM
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It's a brilliant lean indicator. Maybe this is a start of other tyres to follow.
Not sure if can reach the elephant, we'll be MotoGP starters

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I'm pretty sure I can kill half of the elephant (mid bar). Just on the rear tire of course!
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 08:12 AM
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I see a lot of bikes being wrecked.

Seems like a gimmick, I mean do you really need a scale on the tires? Isn't an 1/8" on all tires the same? Didn't really think of Metzeler as a gimmicky company.
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Somebody is sure going to get hurt. You put markers like that, and sure enough some smart guys will push the limit trying to proof........ I have my limit and I live to ride another day.
I maybe slow on turns and slow on straight ,but I sure enjoy my rides. dont need markers to make my ride a good one.

Dont push guys and remember that you are on 2 wheels
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I wish they'd put these on my Bridgestones!

"When It Rains, Get Wet"
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 09:36 AM
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Wow. When I get my V over to about where the elephant's trunk would be on michelin road 2s, it FEELS like it's WAY over to me. Honestly that's about as far over as I'm comfortable. Not trying to kill myself, just having a good time out there. I would feel much more confident going all the way on a track, read: more controlled conditions.

Like Fastoman said, "live to ride another day."
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 09:39 AM
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Oh great...That's what I need, a reminder of how slow I really am

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 09:45 PM
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Pretty cool, Im more at home with dirt under my tyres, I have great respect for the pavement and will never get close to those lean angles. Once on a ride on my Ducati Monster 900 me and some road race buddies got on to a road that was just graveled, You know that grey quarter inch size stuff? well I passed everyone and was having a great time but after a bit had to stop and wait, after about 20 minutes I was about to go back thinking maybe someone crashed and than hear they came riding like a dogs with their tails between his legs, too funny, I was always at the bake of the pack but not that day. Miss my Monster.

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Im too chicken

Ok, I'm chicken, I have 300 miles on my V and my chicken strips by eye are about 3/4 of an inch and I don't see me leaning over anymore than that. But give me some dirt and watch out! Ha!
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I think they got the 1-5 printed wrong... Should be the other way round... Lean over more... Less Chicken...


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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 10:10 AM
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It's a brilliant lean indicator. Maybe this is a start of other tyres to follow.
Not sure if can reach the elephant, we'll be MotoGP starters
To get rid of the Elephant you need to remove the Peg feelers, or you can grind them away like I do

I am hanging off the bike and still grinding them off

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I have the Michellin man taunting me and giving me the finger. I am okay with that. When I get to "3" on Metzler's scale in rain, the PR2s freak me out.
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I have the Michellin man taunting me and giving me the finger. I am okay with that. When I get to "3" on Metzler's scale in rain, the PR2s freak me out.
Better than the stock 221. They freak me out at 1 in the wet. Always feel like my front end's going to wash out.

Randomly caught a write-up on the M5 in some moto-mag or -site. Claimed they had 'em leaned over into the 4 range in the rain before they got squirrely.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 11:04 AM
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nice tryout metzeler. It would be hilarious if it was a videogame
unfortunately it is not

so go chiken out your metzeler strips and when you fall go ahead and sue them hard, I guess it is a suable matter in the US ?
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