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    The cap was definitely on there at the start of the day as it was a blingy little thing from the previous owner. I should have double checked at the breakfast point before we shot off for Leg 2. Just goes to show you can never take things for granted.

    Funnily enough at the Gull servo we saw half a dozen boys trying to reattach a mystery black box with wires to the underside/rear of a Harley Davidson frame....they didn't look too happy about it. Can only imagine what that was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Known View Post
    I'm really not sure if you're being serious or trolling. Brand new tyres really aren't that hard to scrub in, just take it easy for a while and gradually increase the intensity of you're riding. Much the same way you take it easy for a bit on cold tyres or in the wet.
    If you've got new tyres then it's a perfect time to put the bike up on a stand, wash it, oil the chain, change engine oil, etc.

    Might as well take the outer wax off while you're there.

    Sure, it will wear off eventually, but if a car pulls out in front of you and you've got to swerve suddenly in that first 100km of the new tyres then you're going down.

    Depends how mechanically minded you are. For me, using a paddock stand and sander to sand the oil off my motard tyre was piss easy. For others it's a big hassle.

    I actually haven't rubbed the wax off new tyres previously, but I will next time. Stuff it, I want 100% working tyres from the start.

    I watched a guy crash in Vic Park years ago. Brand new tyres and he didn't push it hard around the corner. Bike low-sided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phildo View Post
    If you've got new tyres then it's a perfect time to put the bike up on a stand, wash it, oil the chain, change engine oil, etc.

    Might as well take the outer wax off while you're there.

    Sure, it will wear off eventually, but if a car pulls out in front of you and you've got to swerve suddenly in that first 100km of the new tyres then you're going down.

    Depends how mechanically minded you are. For me, using a paddock stand and sander to sand the oil off my motard tyre was piss easy. For others it's a big hassle.

    I actually haven't rubbed the wax off new tyres previously, but I will next time. Stuff it, I want 100% working tyres from the start.

    I watched a guy crash in Vic Park years ago. Brand new tyres and he didn't push it hard around the corner. Bike low-sided.
    As far as I'm aware, they don't use the 'wax' on new tyres anymore. I took grandad's advice and didn't worry about having new tyres, and I've gone social riding on tyres with 20-30kms on them from new and they've been fine. As long as you warm them up before you start pushing them (like any tyre) it doesn't matter. One long left and one long right is enough to scrub in both sides of the tyres.
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    yeah all you need is to get them not shinney & your good to go.. few k's of swerving then your all sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    yeah all you need is to get them not shinney & your good to go.. few k's of swerving then your all sweet
    +1 The last few tyres I've gotten from either T4B or MC Pitstop and usually by the time I've gotten home they're fine (~25 & 13km respectively) and one time from T4B it was absolutely pissing down
    Just took it easy and made smooth changes of direction and all was good

    Saying that there has been the odd occasion I've picked up some oil or diesel close to home and have used thinners and a rag or some sandpaper with the bike on the centerstand to clean the tyre just make sure
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    All good SinRose. Was only 30 seconds of work. longer to packup tools lol.
    Big thanks to Known for putting the ride together and everyone who went along.
    A nice easy putter on the way back to Mundaring Weir Pub complete with breatho en route lol.
    Will certainly be keeping an eye out for next one.
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