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Dec 11th 2017, 10:06 PM   #1
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Big Tar Snakes!

I don't know how many ride the Smith Rd this time of year, but a month ago or so the county smeared the most tar they could on the cracks in the roadbed EAST of Everson-Goshen road to MT BAKER Highway. It seems to be the worst closer to the highway.
I have slipped more than once in my four-wheeled cage while slowing to make a driveway entrance on these snakes. They are slick BOTH with water and also during frost as there is no friction to be found for tires on the black tar...
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Edited by Thumperpilot on Dec 12th 2017 at 12:32 PM
Dec 12th 2017, 04:06 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200


Good heads up to fellow riders.
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Dec 12th 2017, 05:06 AM   #3
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Dec 12th 2017, 07:41 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Were they "Illegal" tar snakes?
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Dec 12th 2017, 07:52 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

TarBQ Sauce!!!
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Dec 12th 2017, 09:01 AM   #6
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  Feb 2016

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Yeah, but it is soooo rad to hit em in a light corner lean and have the bike decide to change vector for a bit.
Dec 12th 2017, 09:51 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

I prefer "Return of the Asphalt" over "The Tar Strikes Back".
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Dec 12th 2017, 05:51 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016

  16' Tuono Factory, 15' Kawi Concours
Originally Posted by Tripledij
Were they "Illegal" tar snakes?
Well of course!
Dec 13th 2017, 07:43 PM   #9
  Feb 2016

no biggie. just mark marquez them. lean to approx 60 degrees, stick elbow out and then lean some more. he saves this kind of slide all the time.

titanium elbow sliders will go a long way tho.
Dec 14th 2017, 12:38 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Ya, I don't copy anything MM does.
Not a fanboy.

Viva VR46!
Dec 14th 2017, 06:36 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton, WA

  Anything with two wheels.
Well...if you were looking for some Marquez worn titanium elbow sliders....I usually have 1 or 2. Just saying : )
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Dec 17th 2017, 10:46 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Being an inquisitive type, I spoke with the person in the know about the road. Smith is scheduled for an extra sanding run during snow (no, that's not helping in rain or freezing on the slick tar).
BUT, the good news is the County is scheduled to repave the Smith on the East end in 2019!

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