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Old 05-28-2004, 02:11 PM   #21
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Second that. Diablos are no worse than any other tire I've ridden for scrubbing in. Were you asking about trying to scrub them with a brush or something? If so please perish the though.



If you really want to scare yourself and you are a track kind of guy try out a set of Pilot Race tires which are great into their heat cycle but slicker than snail snot when cold. The warm up lap on a set of those pups will get your attention.
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Old 05-28-2004, 03:14 PM   #22
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Default Re: How do you scrub-in new tires?

Trade them in for used tires.
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:00 PM   #23
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Goo Gone will remove most of the greasy feeling and helps a lot. But they will still need some miles before being 100%. Goo Gone available at most auto parts or walmart.
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:25 PM   #24
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Twisty road, medium pace, 10 minutes you are done, don't be a wimp!!!
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Old 05-28-2004, 05:54 PM   #25
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Actually, there is a way chemically to make them sticky. Wiping down the tire surface with acetone (CAUTION: PROTECT YOUR SKIN IF YOU DO THIS!) will soften and remove a little surface layer and leave it tacky. Clean by wiping down with rubbing alcohol to remove any left over acetone/rubber goo. I did this when I picked up my second Suzuki in Portland, OR 1980, the day after Mt St Helens blew. It was raining with ash on the ground (very slick) and I was able to make it home in one piece. Do at your own risk, however, as I don't know what effect this has on initial tire wear (mine did OK). It may shorten the life of the newer tires a little but it does increase initial stickiness. I think the traditional way is really the best unless you are in a situation like I was.
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Old 05-29-2004, 03:15 AM   #26
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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, 05:19 AM   #27
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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, 06:05 AM   #28
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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, 03:38 PM   #29
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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, 01:26 AM   #30
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Excellent Video. Man that makes me jealous.............and not of you longride.
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