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Busdriver54
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new tires

Post by Busdriver54 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:56 pm



Is there a running in period or certain do's and don't's when new rubber is installed. Any responses or comments will be appreciated.



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Re: new tires

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:28 pm

I ride gently for a good hundred miles or so, taking some turns at slower speeds, to "scrub in" the tires and get rid of that smooth, slippery finish.

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Re: new tires

Post by wingpilot08 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:46 am

WingAdmin wrote:I ride gently for a good hundred miles or so, taking some turns at slower speeds, to "scrub in" the tires and get rid of that smooth, slippery finish.
That is VERY good advice!!!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Busdriver54
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Re: new tires

Post by Busdriver54 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:06 pm

I thank you for the advice. I just got finished running 152 carefree, enjoyable miles. So now I should be GTG (Good To Go)



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