Would cutting off rubber nubs help?

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3/11/2018 11:08 AM

It seem to me that the mold remains would hinder traction in all areas of the track, especially the 1st turn.

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3/11/2018 11:15 AM

When they break off they are detrimental to the environment

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3/11/2018 11:23 AM

Wrong answer kk. I know the correct one and I bet some mechanics do it. Perhaps works rubber can be provided with all those squirmy little suckers gone?

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3/11/2018 4:48 PM

They actually provide a bungie effect enabling a 10% faster start. Science!

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3/11/2018 5:42 PM

p0wn wrote:

They actually provide a bungie effect enabling a 10% faster start. Science!

I love Science!
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2019 KTM 150 SX
2015 Yamaha YZ 250

3/11/2018 5:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/11/2018 5:47 PM

Ribbed for your pleasure. Fresh rubber should be cherished, not touched.
I would also suspect that after one super aggressive start, that work will be done for you.

I do have a thing called a knobby knife which is cool for a fresh edge without flipping a tire.

Gold rims are sweet, have a set on the old Katoom for old tires. New tires go on another set.

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In my 60’s and still loving dirt scoots up here in the frozen north.

2021 Husky 501s

3/11/2018 6:20 PM

I leave them on to distract that guy that always has to pull at them . Without them there ,who knows what he would get into.

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3/11/2018 6:46 PM

Yes!! That’s how Tomac was able to make up so much time! He felt better having the nubs clipped off. It’s these type of setting changes that make you a champion or barely able to crack top 20. This was good for three second a lap difference.

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3/11/2018 8:50 PM

This is a super critical factor on pavement. The feds have withheld this info from the public in an effort to cause harm to the wheelie boys. They finally caved on this tactic after a bazillion dollar study proved that the WBs don't buy new tires and actually prefer super roasted 'scuffs' from 'new' used bikes...

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3/11/2018 11:12 PM

I do. There is a difference on hard pack. Anything else, not so much.

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3/12/2018 8:31 AM

wreckitrandy wrote:

This is a super critical factor on pavement. The feds have withheld this info from the public in an effort to cause harm to the wheelie boys. They finally caved on this tactic after a bazillion dollar study proved that the WBs don't buy new tires and actually prefer super roasted 'scuffs' from 'new' used bikes...

Dumbgeon here we come boys! Buckle up!

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

3/12/2018 8:56 AM

Cutting them off would certainly make the tire lighter.

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3/12/2018 9:15 AM

Isn’t there already a thread titled “oh wow” because that’s what I thought when I read this gem!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

3/12/2018 10:28 AM

You guys are (in the words of BobbyM) afuckinmazing.

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3/12/2018 10:28 AM

That’s why they went to metal start gates. It grates the nubs off before the race begins.

Makes things a lot safer.

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3/12/2018 10:29 AM

Do an experiment on half the tire.

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3/12/2018 10:43 AM

GuyB wrote:

Do an experiment on half the tire.

Top half or bottom half?

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3/12/2018 10:45 AM

GuyB wrote:

Do an experiment on half the tire.

.kyle wrote:

Top half or bottom half?

Left or right.

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3/12/2018 11:03 AM

When I see those little nubbin’s, I like to tug on them with my teeth. Kind of reminds me of when I was dating this girl and she had this awesome set of.............., oh never mind.tongue

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