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Old 12-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #66
TheBlurr OP
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Originally Posted by k-moe View Post
"Running In Tires:
When new motorcycle tires are fitted for the road, they should not be subjected to maximum power until a reasonable ‘running in’ distance has been covered. 100 dry miles (160km) is the recommended minimum (discount any wet miles covered)."

The need to discount any wet miles ridden implies that the running in period is meant to wear the suface of the tire.


Page 178 of Contenental's Technical Manual for Motorcycle and Scooter Tires (2013):

New tires have a smooth surface after the
production process, which gets abraded only
through the moderate breaking-in of the tires.
Sudden braking and acceleration, and hard
cornering should be avoided until the breaking in
process has been completed. Only after the
surface of the tire is sufficiently abraded is the tire able to build up its maximum grip level. The
tire’s size/information sticker should be removed
before the first ride.
Every tire needs a certain operating temperature
to ensure its optimal grip performance. To ensure
this, tires should be warmed up by riding at a
moderate speed at the start of each ride."

Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure manufaturers don't publish rumors when advising the user's of their products.

Racers charge hard on new tires because they are paid to be faster then the other guys. Being a second slower on any given lap can end up making a huge difference in how big the paycheck is.
Yea all the track guys I know charge hard for that big Pay check lol the one they are writing to have fun (I used to be one of em)

Take some time read the article I put forth.

Look You mean well, and I fully appreciate the link, however clearly your knowledge is pretty limited on this, so I invite you just as others on here
At some point to take the time to do a couple of track days, again, you will be amazed at how much you do not know and get this, you can run whatever tire you want.
Warning lots of myths will be dispelled and you will be an entirely different rider, Go for it.
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