9. Scuffing in New Tires

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Simply put, this is a safety measure that must be addressed, without fail, by making sure a tire’s releasing compound has been scrubbed off. Really. You don’t want to – literally – hit the entrance ramp on your way to work only to find you left your traction at home. If you haven’t already done so, immediately go out for a ride that gradually builds up the lean angle on your shiny, new tires. Riding on your favorite twisty roads is vital to be certain that you scuff the tread all the way through your normal usage range.

This is a gesture of love towards those who care about you. Don’t be selfish. Go scuff those tires, now.