New tires question

Old 04-04-2008, 11:23 PM
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Seems like the weather is finally warm enough for me to pick up my new CBR from the stealership next week. I just had a question for some more experienced riders about tires. I've heard that new tires can slip easily because they'll be cold and not broken in, and some crap about oil. I just watched a youtube video about this poor sod whose tires slip right out on his new bike riding it out of the dealership, so I guess I'm just paranoid right now. Would it be a good idea to throw down a quick burnout before leaving the parking lot?
Old 04-04-2008, 11:32 PM
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Is the bike a 600 or 1k ?

You "could" do a quick burnout but that does nothing for your front and waste some ofyour rubber. Bring 240grit sand paper with you and scrub down the tires a tad. Or just take it easy on the throttle, givethemPLENTY of time to warm up before anyreal leaning andyou'll be ok.

Goodluck and Congrats on the purchase!!
Old 04-04-2008, 11:32 PM
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Haha thats one way to do it. But yes tires are slick and oily (to keep them from cracking when there stored who knows how long that is thats why there slightly filmed) I sanded mine down a bit before riding it. Just take it easy, everything has to be down slowly and smoothly till about 200mi.

If you do a burnout do a small one and make sure you get the sides as well, your front might still be slick though.
Old 04-05-2008, 01:01 AM
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You'll feel how slick they are, just don't do anything stupid right away and you'll be fine.
Old 04-05-2008, 10:16 AM
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you seriously dont NEED to use sandpaper on them. you're getting a new bike, no need to go out and romp around on it right away, although that'd be fun . no worries, brother. just go pick up your new bike and take it easy for a good 300 miles or so. it'll add up quick, before you know it the new tires are scrubbed in and you're good to go! just dont do any hard leans, but at the same time, as you're riding it more and more slowly begin to lean more on the turns.......just dont try and put a knee down, lol!

as for doing a burnout, as said before that does nada for your front tire. also, you're losing mileage on that rear tire aswell by doing one.

just enjoy the 1st few hundred miles of relaxed riding on your new bike, make SURE those tires are scrubbed in.....then, raise hell!
Old 04-05-2008, 03:33 PM
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^^^ ii concur!! just take it easy for the first 300 miles...u still gotta break da bike in anywayz so u shudnt b riding that hard. Think of as a time of getting to kno your bike from a diff side of the spectrum(a slow and absent of leans one). if u get wat im sayin!
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