Main Motorcycle: 04 Thruxton
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Marin (Bay Area), USA
Other Motorcycle: 13 Str Trple R
Extra Motorcycle: 16 Thruxton R
I have been roasted before for this opinion, but it's still unchanged, so I'll say it again. I think tyres companies & retail outlets are leaving themselves wide open to litigation by selling the public a product that's unsafe to use when first purchased. It shouldn't be up to the consumer to make their product safe, & if that's what they intend, they should thoroughly explain the process that makes their product safe. Not just a throw away line of "Be careful on them till they're scrubbed in Mate." When they give you back your bike. Personally I think it's the responsibility of the tyre company to sell a legal roadworthy product from the point of purchase. & if I'm ever unfortunate enough to do expensive damage &/or serious injury from one of their slippery tyres, I'll be going to see my Solicitor
If tyre shops and tyre manufactures are required to take liability for the first miles from tyre change then we could see tyres become even more expensive. We ride motorcycles and we take the risks. I prefer the customer take it easy after mounting new tyres than the industry taking the risk. Tyres are already stupid expensive.
FCR, Uni, 813 cams, Works shocks, drilled Ricor valves, Pieman ignitor, green springs, Beringer caliper, preds, damper, brace, Corbin, custom tinware, JMC swingarm, Brembo radial M/C, oil cooler, rearsets, clip ons, tubeless rims, Acewell, T/Clamp