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Ian Jubb  says:

Staff Blog: Time for new shoes!

Having just clocked up 3000 miles on the RT the rear is starting to square off and with a trip to France looming I figured it's best to get them switched from the OE Metzeler Roadtec Z8 to the all new Pirelli Angel GT rubber. Turns out I picked a great day to fit the new sports touring tyres - not!It's slinging...

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Oct 11

Posts: 2073

Piglet2010 says:


For liability reasons, one would think that the tire manufacturers would find a way to remove curing compound from new tires.

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Nov 02

Posts: 71

Always the way

Whenever I get new tyres it is invariably raining. Due to get some new Bridgestone T30s on Friday so, although the forecast for where I am is looking good, it will rain. The weather god knows :-)

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Apr 11

Posts: 106

bikerpete51 says:

slippy new tyres

Read once on some Swedish guys blog about how they ride on snow with normal tyres, after a good washing to get rid of petroleum deposits which come from riding on tarmac the rest of the year. Maybe a good scrub with detergent would help before going on the roads. It might help get rid of the release agents and plasticizers which are present on a new tyres surface.  Just a thought- any tyre experts here?


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Jun 07

Posts: 89

Harry44 says:

What's the problem?

I rode to work today in the wet with a brand new Battlax on the rear. If you take it steady and gradually increase the bank angle, the release agent soon comes off.

Keep the speed down for a few miles as the new carcass has lots of internal friction and you don't want to get it too hot .

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Feb 09

Posts: 4613

philehidiot says:


tends to snow when I get new tyres. It has done this a few times. After surviving the longish trips home I've never been quite so concerned about new tyres - just take it steady.

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