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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Cold Tires

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?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 12:44 PM
 
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You want to ride for at least 5 to 10 minutes to warm up your tires no matter what the outside temp is. Depends on the tires too, but that's a good rule of thumb.




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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 12:52 PM
 
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--otherwise you take a corner or a bend & both you & the bike end up being on your ear. Yet when tyres are warm the above would not have happened.

Even then my first bit of riding this is when take it easy for the next 15 minutes or so.
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 01:31 PM
 
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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.



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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 07:04 PM
 
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I've heard that those weaves don't do a thing to warm up tires.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 07:27 PM
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I've heard that those weaves don't do a thing to warm up tires.
True dat...tests were done to see Exactly what did warm up tires...Hard braking, and hard acceleration, and gradgual (sp) high speed cornering...

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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-23-2006, 04:42 AM
 
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Must you ruin my placebo?



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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.

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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?
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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...



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