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Old 10-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got a pair of Pirelli Sport Demons on the Scrambler. Tips for breaking them in?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There was a time when mold release compond used in the manufacture of motorcycle tires required using caution and gradually increasing your lean angle over time so as to not side out. I don't know if that's still the case, but seems like a good idea. Better to error on the slide of caution.


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Old 10-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Balto, you're very witty. I was under the assumption that it was an outdated practice, but my mechanic just told me to take it easy for 100 miles. Wanted to see if there were any other thoughts/opinions.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Few manufacturers use mold release these days like the old days. Just ride normally and make sure the tires are warm before leaning it over hard. I have Sport Demons, broke em in with normal city riding and gradually increased the lean angles.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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...gradually increased the lean angles.
And this.
I've never had issues with new street tires.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Cool, dig it. Thanks guys.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Go easy on low speed corners, as in intersections. Very easy to end up sitting on the road. Corners taken at speed are better, keep an eye on how much shiny chicken strip you have. As the shiny virgin part is worn then you are good to go.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I had new F/R tires mounted,and road home in the rain.
I had no problems.
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You'd think that if they're really slippery when newly mounted, more manufacturers would have been sued by now, this being the US. I suppose that it would be wise to not do twisties at maximum speed straight out of the shop, but other than that, I've never noticed any slipperiness.
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