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post #1 of 21 Old 11-04-2006, 1:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Scrubbing in new Tires

Just had a new set of Pilot Powers installed yesterday, am going to pick the bike up in a few hours. It's not the first time I've hade new Rubber put on a bike, but just curious, how many miles or heat cycles etc, before I can ride hard on the tires? As I understand it, the new tires have some sort of treatment that initially makes them a bit slick untill they get scrbbed in a bit?.......Opinions wanted
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

Just a few miles,, zig zag around a little and your good to go
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

The main thing is to gradually increase lean angle, so you don't have to rely on the unscrubbed portion sticking to the road all by itself.
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

Just take it really easy for 50 miles. Smooth inputs for acceleration, braking, and turning.

...and check the air pressure before you get on it, the dealership may not have it set where you want it.
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

i'd give it 70 miles...i just got the pilots on my 954 and i ride hard...they were pretty slippery for 50-80 miles...be responsible and you will be ok.
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

Come out of the pits with the tires cold and pitch it sideways

Must obey the sheep dog
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

i've always heard 2-3 heat cycles and your good to go, but all the other advise sounds like it would work. i like the sound of gradually increasing the lean angle, and being responsible. CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE BEFORE YOU RIDE...
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

I dont think theres any specific amount miles/heat cycles that you need to do... If you have a nice twisty piece of road handy, Id say half a dozen corners either direction leaning a little further each time until you reach the edge and they should be good to go

If your really pedantic you could clean your tires with prepsol or brake clean, but I dont really thinks it neccassary...

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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

One stoppie and one burnout should do ya fine.
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

The tire manufacturers usually recommends 100miles, but all reccommendations above seem reasonable enough.
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

Thanks for the feedback, I think I've got them pretty much scrubbed in now, after about 50 miles. I took a nice twisty road, Hwy 21 out of Boise, and took it easy in the corners, trying to get a little more lean each time. The only time I noticed the slickness, was when I cracked the throttle on a straightaway. I was expecting the Blade to stand up, as it normally would, but as the front started coming up, the back tire spun and dropped the front quickly decided to hold off on the hooliganism until I'm sure the tires are up to snuff.
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

hooliganism.....great word
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

Check the air pressure. The dealer had 43 psi in the rear of my then brand new 919 when I picked it up. It was 35f degrees. Bad combo.
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Re: Scrubbing in new Tires

I don't subscribe to hooliganism. I'm more of a ruffian on two wheels!
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hooliganism.....great word
That needs to get added to the dictionary ASAP!
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