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Old 09-29-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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New Tires are slippery....AAARRRRGGG!

Threw some new tires on my Triumph Scrambler before heading North on a short trip. Didn't even make it out of Honda's parking lot before the bike slid out from under me as though I was on a sheet of ice. Combination of new tires covered with silicone, a newly seal coated parking lot, and an 865cc motor. Fortunately I was going slow but seeing my beautiful Scrambler sliding on the pavement nearly broke my heart. Not to mention the friction burn I received on my right knee from me sliding with it. Went straight to the store and bought a new pair of jeans. What happens on this forum stays on this forum right? Wife never needs to know (she'll just worry). :)

And of course....after the fact everybody wanted to give me advice on being careful with new tires.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Don't forget, be careful with new tires
Glad you didn't get hurt worse.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:30 AM   #3
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I get the guys to give them a scrub with a wire brush. Seems to work ok.
Glad you are relatively ok.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:44 AM   #4
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I get the guys to give them a scrub with a wire brush. Seems to work ok.
Glad you are relatively ok.
I wash them with a stiff nylon brush, but have never used a wire brush for this.
Nylon + Simple Green has worked for me.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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I just put them on and ride...
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #6
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I just put them on and ride...
I have gone through 4 sets of tires in my short riding career and have yet to have any issues. I don't know.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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I have gone through 4 sets of tires in my short riding career and have yet to have any issues. I don't know.
It only takes one to bite you. I was on my 5th new (2nd front), 150 yards from starting point when it washed out on me. Take the "new tires are slippery" meme to heart, it is not merely an urban myth.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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I just put them on and ride...
.... and behave myself for the first few right/lefts.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
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My recent tire purchases seemed a bit slipperly to the touch, but I don't know if it was actually "release compound".

I prefer the gravel road method myself, but I can't seem to convince my buddy with the R1. What a sissy.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #10
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after i go to a car wash im always weary, some of those soaps and engine degreasers can make the tire a bit slick
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:08 AM   #11
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Work blocks Photobucket so I can't retrieve it just now but...

I'd just gotten brand new tires for the SuperHawk so that it'd be deemed safe for the ERC I was taking. Figured I'd scrub them in riding the hour up to the ERC location. Except it was pouring down rain with no promise of letting up. So I ended up scrubbing in my tires while sitting on my deck... with a green scrubby pad.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #12
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spray brake degreaser on a rag and wipe new tires. wipes off all the mold release before you use them.
BINGO.
You have choices, scrub, ride gravel, take it easy, or be wary. Even the dirt bike knobbies are slick for a few miles of gravel road.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:06 PM   #13
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Last set on the KTM I rode to the nearest dirt field and dug some trenches.
You can always use the dealers planter boxes.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #14
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Last set on the KTM I rode to the nearest dirt field and dug some trenches.
You can always use the dealers planter boxes.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:18 AM   #15
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It's Monday and I am gettin my 205 on!! OH YEEEAAAHHH!!!



Thought it was completely appropriate though.....
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