we have the same problem here, not that many nice twisties or corners......but every now and again, we need to seek out those twisties and corners just to "round" off the tires agian, for they tend to "square" off after just doing straights.....nothing worse than having a square tire going into a tight corner.....I hate that feeling of pushing the lean past that ridge. That's why I try to keep the tires well rounded, love a smooth lean :thumbupI have strips that are HUGE!!! I don't corner as hard as I probably should but I have a 130 mile one way trip to work and it is literally a straight shot down a 2 lane highway so the center of the tire is always going to be wore alot more than the edges. But I get to ride alot more than anyone else around here in the summer.:crazyloco
I trail brake on the track and the street. I adjust speed as I come to the corner but not carrying as much speed as I do at the track. I like to be on the front brake into the corner as I prefer to have more weight on the front. As I roll in I release the front earlier than I do on the track and get to neutral throttle as soon as possible to stabilize the bike. Then it is a matter of standing it up as early as possible to get to the fat part of the tire for acceleration.in the summer of 2000, i bought a then-new gsxr750 and wound up with some health problems and wasn't allowed to drive. anyway, since i couldn't drive, may through august i was flex-i-placing out of my house and would ride from 4 o'clock on. it was great, all i did was ride twisties non-stop. i wore out the sides of my tires.
anyway, i am curious about one thing, how do you go through a turn? do you brake, release, turn, accelerate and straighten up? or do you stay off the gas until you're past the apex. or are you riding the brakes down to the apex and then getting on the gas.
i find it odd that your strips are the same size front and back. braking down to the apex (or trail braking) is fine for track riding, but not ideal on the street. the reason being is it limits the safety cushion you have.
btw, my track bikes are worn all the way out to the sides on the front because i trail brake on the track. on the street, i have bigger chicken strips on the front than you do.