At what tempature do tires start to get cold and need to be warmed up before its safe to take the bike into corners? What is a good procedure for warming them, and after how long would you consider them warm?
Do the nascar style weave back and forth for about a mile at around 30 mph.. that tends to do the trick around summer time.
Winter time is a bitch, cause the pavement is cold, so its hard to keep the tires at any descent temp.
Originally posted by Vash Must you ruin my placebo?
If it helps at all Vash, I've sometimes used the weave to loosen ME up after a long haul of straight riding, approaching a fun section. Get my feel on! It's true that it doesn't do much for heating tires, though.
Something to keep in mind is that street compounds are generally intended to work between 50 degF and 150 degF. In the cold weather you may never get them right and yes, they can be slippery. The colder it gets, the more time you need to allow. A few miles are usually enough... unless it's really cold out. Then forget about it and just take it easy. Based on street riding.
Originally posted by mainerdr i have heard..... just that heard... no proof.
Riding your breaks lightly both front and rear is the easiest way to warm them up fast.
or you could use a hair dryer?
Used to do that before stoppie practive, drag the front brake for about a block. But I would think you would have to use them one at a time, and do the whole speed up slow down thing trying to warm the rear...