New tire protectant




#1
I picked up my new Busa yesterday - snowing today (the slings and arrows...). The dealership mentioned protectant on the tires from the manufacturer that needs to be ridden off (carefully-especially in cold climates). Is there any cleaner that will give me a head start?

Old squid on Busa
Kemyl
 

MET

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#2
Break it in slow, make sure that the tires are seeded good on the rims. It should only take about 100 miles before they are seeded and protection is off.
 
#4
Sandpaper! Trust me, I had 80 miles on mine and thought I was good to go...nope, went down. It was an easy down, hurt my pride more than anything. The slippery stuff is a dry rot preservative that they put on all tires. burn it off by riding and scuff off the edges with sandpaper.

Billy
 

Narcissus

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#5
Sandpaper will not remove the solvents. The coating is not a coating or film on the surface, persay, but rather embeded in the rubber throughout in the casting process. By running the tires, the compounds get dryed out, in a sense. While sandpaper may help, the compounds will still be making their way to the surface.
 
#7
Would softer tires be less affected by the dry rot inhibitor? I'm riding in a cold climate much of the time. Maybe a softer tire is in order anyway?
 
#10
Gradually, lean it over a bit at a time to scrub in the whole width of the tyre, it's no good doing 100 miles in the upright position then leaning hard over into a bend on an unused part of the tyre.
 

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