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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 11:09 AM
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I HATE riding a bike on a road they are scraping to repave.
Whether it's groves or different level of pavement still left. B.B. is thrown all over the road. I have to be super careful riding on a road like that.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 07:51 PM
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Itís fresh chip seal that scares me. With the grooves for a repave, I lighten my grip and keep rolling. I donít personally perceive any real danger. I just let it wander a little. Maybe Iím just not the sharpest bulb in the sea...
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My road hasn't been paved in over SIXTY years. Welcome to MA ...

I couldn't see the pic or video there, whatever it was, but I think this is what you guys are talking about ...

When I was 16 and had a '84 KZ700, that was the first time I was introduced to pavement scraping, or grating. I was heading down 495 here in MA, southbound, doing about 70 - hit the wavy pavement, and the bike went into a full lock-to-lock tank slapper. I was used to that by this point - it had happened 10x worse one day prior while trying to catch my buddy on his brand spankin' new Ninja 750R. When I got to the next gas station, my buddy behind me was pale white as a ghost, telling me he thought I was dead, etc., etc.. Cars were clearing the highway around me too, riding in the shoulders on both sides. It's amazing what you can get used to at 16. 🤣

A few months later I finally replaced the stem and swingarm bearings, threw on a set of new rubber, and the bike was rock solid all the way to 130mph. Was a good learning experience for me, then. 😎
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They cut the grooves that way for a reason , it helps the asphalt adhere better just slow down and don't get tossed off the bike.
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Itís fresh chip seal that scares me. With the grooves for a repave, I lighten my grip and keep rolling. I donít personally perceive any real danger. I just let it wander a little. Maybe Iím just not the sharpest bulb in the sea...
Yeah chip and seal is a pain. They just did a few stretches on my ride home as well. I slow way down and hope I don't meet any yayhoo's driving fast from the other direction pelting me with rocks.

I hit a deer on fresh chip and seal when I was 16 and went down. That will ruin your day.
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