I know what you mean on the chicken strips, after the group I was riding with had completed our first run on the dragon, we were walking along the back of the bikes looking at the back tires and only my TBird and the guy with us on a Ninja were scrubbed edge to edge. All the HDs in our group had a couple of inches on each side...the best line of the day was when one of the guys with us as we were looking at the back tires said "what's a chicken strip?" we all laughed because the strips on the edge of his tire were the widest in our group. Saw a back tire on a Speed Triple that looked like someone had been roughing it up with a cheese grater from edge to edge... I'd say he was having some fun in those curves!