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Old 05-29-2004, 04:15 AM   #21
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Default Re: How do you scrub-in new tires?

Why don't you just pretend you're Valantino Rossi, find some tight turns and do power slides? Didn't anyone tell you bikes are supposed to be fun?

Wet windy roads+new tires+500lb street bikes =the most fun you can have with your drawers on.
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Old 05-29-2004, 06:19 AM   #22
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this has to be the most entertaining thread i've read in a long time!



you guys are sick! i feel so at home.
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Old 05-29-2004, 07:05 AM   #23
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Apparently a lot of people missed the last part of the last sentence in the original question...
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Old 05-29-2004, 04:38 PM   #24
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By cosmic coincidence I faced this exact same issue myself after getting a new rear this afternoon. Usually I take it real easy for the first 50 miles or so but this afternoon the bike felt good so I started pushing it just a little trying to elicit a bit of sideways stylee. Sure enough them sportecs are good and slidey when they're fresh. I had a lot of fun getting them to step out and pretending to be riding like The Doctor himself. Wish I could do that when the release compound was gone!
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Old 05-30-2004, 02:26 AM   #25
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Excellent Video. Man that makes me jealous.............and not of you longride.
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Old 05-30-2004, 02:30 AM   #26
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Don't say that or they might.
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Old 05-30-2004, 05:45 PM   #27
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Get a supermoto. Then it won't matter. You will be trying to slide it on new/old/decrepit/sticky/awesome/sucky tires.

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Old 05-30-2004, 07:39 PM   #28
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Jeez!!

And here I am, worrying about making that tight u-turn in the parking garage at work. Jeez!
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Old 05-30-2004, 07:44 PM   #29
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Using the precations the original poster cautioned, Methyl Ethyl Ketone works even better! It's also great for taking the dead rubber off the sidewalls of your cage. Makes 'em look like new.
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Old 05-31-2004, 08:38 AM   #30
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I used a wood rasp and scrubbed the edges of the tire, just enough to remove the slick layer. I didnt bother with the center of the tire.



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