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Well i finally got a flat on my bike and now i need a new rear tire. I'm just wondering how long do i have to take it easy to scrub the stuff off the new tire? Any other tips? i would rather do a little burnout or scrub it with something. any help is greatly appericated.

o yea ill probably get me some metezler m1 :)
 

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yeah, I don't rub em with nothing.... when I get new tires I always break them in with some easy riding for first 50 or so miles like Speed just said. Everybody does it different though.....
 

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I've heard everything on this from putting the tyre through several heat cycles to taking it very easy for 100mi. My personal way (learned from an old road racer) is to rub the tyre with a shop rag that has been lightly wetted with brake cleaner. Mind , you don't spray the cleaner on the tyre, you spray the rag and wipe off the tyre.You will see the stuff coming off and you can also see the sheen taken off the tyre. I've been doing this for 14 yrs with no ill effects. It dosen't break down the rubber or cause dry rot. You still take it slightly easy but the slippery surface is less so for your first run.
 

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I've never had any major problems (had a few slides but thats prob due to being cold and not so much that it was a new tire) Now I just back it off a bit for the first few turns mostly to get some heat going.
 

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Your spending lots of money pretty often for tires out of 95% of riders needs. Look at the metzeler z6 I have a 1000cc twin(torque monster) and I can't get the z6 to slip, used to have the Metzeler "race" tires and I like these better.

As for the scrubbing, I spray some more of the soap I used to mount the tire with, rub it with a rag, and rinse off.
 

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when i get new tires i take every chance i get to lean them far over, but not hard. like a couple 180s or 90 at max lean which will get most of the outter layer off...and then go do some twisy riding and just take it down a notch or 2 for the first 30 minutes...then jsut go at it.

when i get new race rubber, i go 3/4 my orginal pace for the first 2 laps (6 miles at most) and then ride 10/10's. tires scrub in easier/faster than you think... :)
 

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RSRCR said:
when i get new tires i take every chance i get to lean them far over, but not hard. like a couple 180s or 90 at max lean which will get most of the outter layer off...and then go do some twisy riding and just take it down a notch or 2 for the first 30 minutes...then jsut go at it.

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Yup. Same here. It doesn't take long to scrub off that crap.
 

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The term "scrub" should be changed to something else.

You can scrub all you want but the silicants(sp) used to make the tires can only come off with heat.There embeded in the rubber and the heat brings them to the surface which is then worn off on the raod.
 

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a little burnout never hurt anybody!

Cept them squidly types that run from the cops. :twofinger

Speaking of cops,we got a new bike cop in our little town and I had a chat with him today.It seems that he got some special cop HD that weighs 450lbs and puts out 110hp. :twofinger :mad:
 

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I usually take it easy for the first 75-100 miles scrubbing them in alittle at a time
 

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watch your lean angles for about 50-100 miles...you dont have to baby it but jus nothing at high speeds...
 

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Friendly encounter?

alaska cajun said:
Cept them squidly types that run from the cops. :twofinger

Speaking of cops,we got a new bike cop in our little town and I had a chat with him today.It seems that he got some special cop HD that weighs 450lbs and puts out 110hp. :twofinger :mad:
How did you run into him?
 

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Just ride it at a 'normal' pace for a while before wicking it up.

Scott :)
 

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got my m1 on and all i can say is wow! i know i only ridden it for only a few miles but i can tell a huge different coming from dunlop 207. i feel like it better grips the road and turns in faster. :) ill update more when i get more riding time.
 

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alaska cajun said:
Cept them squidly types that run from the cops. :twofinger

Speaking of cops,we got a new bike cop in our little town and I had a chat with him today.It seems that he got some special cop HD that weighs 450lbs and puts out 110hp. :twofinger :mad:

thats cool. all we have around here are escorts. you know the bikes that stop traffic during a funeral or something like that.
 

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falco said:
How did you run into him?
The useal way,he was following me.Then I pulled into Carrs and when I went in he was in there so I asked him about his bike and we chatted for a while.He was cool but will not put up with any stupid stuff through town.
 
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