scuff the new rear tire with a mouse sander and some 400 grit sandpaper, thats what I always do, no way they could have been that slippery, either something on the road or you just spun the tire
yeah id never burn out on a brand new tyre... Ive never had any problems with brand new tyres after they are installed i just scrub them in doing the ole weaving back and forth method i usually get both tyres to slide the first time i do it but nothing that would cause ya to go down... Good rule of thumb though is take it easy untill you get some heat in the tyres...
:+1:burnouts, beltsanders, sandpaper..... Are you guys serious?!?!?
I change my own tires so i don't worry about some kid with shit for brains going crazy mounting lube. Then i gradually work in more lean angle. 20-30 miles she's ready to go (confidence up). On the track...two laps.
I got my pegs and the bike put back together today and took her back out. Still need to get fairings but back together good enough for riding. Good call on the paint. I see where my tire went. There is a big fat white band of paint along with the two more narrow cross walk lines. I ride across these things every day and never really paid attention with my old tires. So lesson learned. New tires + white cross walk = bad. I did clean off the tires with some water. Man were they slick and then I hit them with some sand paper. After about 45 mins of riding I was leaning the bike around turns just like old. Good deal no major damage to the bike or me (except my flipping chest still kills from the fall lol)I am still at The University of Alabama and they seem to repaint the roads every semester. The white crosswalks will cause the rear to slip at just about any speed. Is it possible that you hit some new paint also?
do you ride 8n ybe artic? what are ur local temps, and pressures u running curious on ur logic??Burnouts? Sandpaper? Hell no.
But I do drop the pressure of the tires ASAP. My shop fills the tires up according to the book, which is ridiculously high for my climate. I also tend to drop the rear tire pressure below the one of my front tire. Unless I ride with a passenger, the suggested pressure for the rear is far too high.
Otherwise I ride fairly slow on the streets anyways. After riding an hour or two like its a cold and rainy day, the tires are scrubbed in for me.
Do you ride around solo on a front-heavy sportbike, put 40psi in the rear and hit narrow twisties? These numbers only make sense when you are really concerned about longevity of your tire with a passenger. And as a side note, this is why the recommendations have to be taken with a pinch of salt: You bought a two-seater bike, the numbers are for a bike with the mass of two people on it. Half of which directly over the rear wheel.do you ride 8n ybe artic? what are ur local temps, and pressures u running curious on ur logic??