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Offline 1madboiler

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New tyres
« on: 28 August, 2013, 09:21:35 PM »
Just put a pair of PR3's on, initial feeling is its a lot quicker turning in but I have been told to take it easy for a while...Today's stupid question...How long is a while please? Thanks :087:

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Re: New tyres
« Reply #1 on: 28 August, 2013, 09:56:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by 1madboiler [+]
Just put a pair of PR3's on, initial feeling is its a lot quicker turning in but I have been told to take it easy for a while...Today's stupid question...How long is a while please? Thanks :087:

Some say 50  - 80 miles once you have a bit of heat in the tyres the release agent will burn off.

Steve


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Re: New tyres
« Reply #2 on: 03 September, 2013, 12:23:47 AM »
I always ride with caution for the first 100 miles, but you need to ride to normal limits to clean the release agent off the edges. Gently does it but scrub them in.
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Re: New tyres
« Reply #3 on: 17 September, 2013, 11:53:00 AM »
Its just a case of gradually wearing off the release agent, bit more lean each time you corner. Nothing 'burns off' apparently and these days you can take a brand new set to a race track so long as the surface gets scrubbed before giving it death. Did you know (according to an MCN article) there is no natural rubber in a modern motorbike tyre?

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Re: New tyres
« Reply #4 on: 17 September, 2013, 01:53:38 PM »
Michelin don't use a release agent in the manufacturing process (or at least they use a different sort of release agent which doesn't leave the same slippy residue on the tyre). I don't think I ride particularly different on new tyres (but then I'm usually getting them fitted while at work so in no rush to get back to the office)
Take my advice or not, I really don't care. I'm just telling you what I think and would do on my bike.

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Re: New tyres
« Reply #5 on: 18 September, 2013, 10:00:25 AM »
 100 miles is the normal advice and wet miles do not count.

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Re: New tyres
« Reply #6 on: 18 September, 2013, 10:55:50 AM »
Just ease off a bit on the accelleration and progressively increase the lean angle.  No set limit for mileage but c.100 miles is a good yardstick - avalook at the rear tyre, easy to see what has been scrubbed and be aware that the outer bits will (obviously) take longer than the centre.  Another way of looking at it - ride as if you would in the rain.
 
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Re: New tyres
« Reply #7 on: 19 September, 2013, 10:48:24 PM »
never seen that before.......not his best day, I bet    :138:
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