Main Motorcycle: 2005 Bonneville Blue 790
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Central Maryland, USA
Other Motorcycle: 1973 CB450, long gone
Originally Posted by steve betts
Hey, I don't mind being wrong or revising my opinion when new info comes out, but in this case if I'm wrong rider takes it easy for 50 miles and puts a heat cycle through his tires. If you're wrong, he might be picking gravel out of his ass.
Yep. I ride gently most of the time, so not much need to consciously "scrub in" new tires. But I certainly would not be racing twisty roads as fast as possible until I broke them in, just to see if I'm right. I still don't think that they're all that slippery when new, it would become a big liability problem for the manufacturers.
2005 Bonneville Blue 790cc, AI removed, Staintunes RC, no snorkel, inlet enlarged, 118/40/NBZT "Thruxton" needles/1 shim/3 turns, Ikon 7610s, Ricor Intiminators, Michelin Pilot Activs, D9 gauge panel, tachometer.