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Old 12-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #69
Louis Wambsganss
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While we're at it, let's quote a few more manufacturers concerning their new street legal motorcycle tires.

Michelin: http://motorcycle.michelinman.com/ad...se-of-my-tires
DO I HAVE TO RUN MY TIRES IN?
Yes. When new tires are fitted, they need to be run in for the first 60 miles or so, gradually increasing the lean of the bike and keeping to a moderate speed before the tire reaches optimum performance.

Bridgestone: http://www.bridgestone.com/products/...ote/index.html
LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL DUE TO FAILURE TO “BREAK-IN” TIRES.
Use extreme caution when riding on new tires.
Avoid sudden acceleration,maximum braking,and hard cornering for first 100 miles.

Metzeler: http://www.metzeler.com/site/us/tech...intenance.html
Run-in
For optimum performance, new tyres should be ridden on cautiously for the first 100-200 km. During this run-in period sudden acceleration, heavy braking, and hard cornering must be avoided.

In fact, Pirelli is the only manufacturer from whom I could not find a specific statement about new tire break-in procedures. Either Pirelli does something during construction that no other manufacturer does, or they just don't make mention of break-in and assume that their dealer network will inform riders.
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