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scrubbing in new tyre?

i've just got a new frt tyre, i've done the normal take it easy 50 miles (lean angle etc) but i still have chicken strips which is normal- these will go when i do a track day etc( controlled conditions) or on the raod eventually ( not controlled and can sometimes lead to a small slide!) i've bought loads of tyres over the years but i'm now wondering can i manually scrub the edges of a new tyre so as not to get a slide when i'm going for it on a public road? any ideas, thanks
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Re: scrubbing in new tyre?

I have heard of people using sand paper to do it but never done it myself.

with the roads I have here I have them scuffed from edge to edge on the 13 mile ride home from the shop.
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Re: scrubbing in new tyre?

Nope, there's no safe way that I know of to manually scrub in a new tyre, because part of the process invloves bringing the tyre up to temperature which encourages the preservatives etc used in the manufacturing process to leech out and be scrubbed off on the road - sounds scary, but if you have a nice set of twisties that allows you to gradually build up a bit of heat in the tyre at the same time as gently increasing your lean angles you'll be surprised how quickly you'll scrub a new tyre in.

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Re: scrubbing in new tyre?

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Nope, there's no safe way that I know of to manually scrub in a new tyre, because part of the process invloves bringing the tyre up to temperature which encourages the preservatives etc used in the manufacturing process to leech out and be scrubbed off on the road - sounds scary, but if you have a nice set of twisties that allows you to gradually build up a bit of heat in the tyre at the same time as gently increasing your lean angles you'll be surprised how quickly you'll scrub a new tyre in.

Cheers, Spanky.
+1, This is what I've always heard. It's more important to put the tire through a few heat cycles, than actually scrubbing all the way to the edge. But it makes sense. If you have a tire with a few hundred miles that has a 1/2 inch chicken strip and you go out one day and get leaned over enough to scrub most of that off, the tire will stick even though that area has not been previously touched. Again that is just what I've heard. Could definately be wrong.
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Re: scrubbing in new tyre?

thanks, the heat thing is most likely correct, i've done about 150 miles now and the chicken strips ( very small now by the way!) feel just like the scrubbed part of tyre (sticky) i think i'll just get on and ride it
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