Originally Posted by eakins
Aprilia tech showed me his trick.
spray brake degreaser on a rag and wipe new tires. wipes off all the mold release before you use them.
I use starting fluid. Ether cleans anything and evaporates very quickly. Just use in a well ventilated area away from sparks.
OP, glad you're mostly okay.
There's something kinda sad about, the way that things have come to be. Desensitized to everything, what became of subtlety?