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I did the ol' racer weave for about a 1/2 a mile and got rid of the sclione<sp> in the middle 2/3 of the tires but when I leaned it over a deicent amount the rear broke loose and i wasen't on the throttle too much. how do I break-in/wear off the sclione of the last 1.5-2.0 inches of the tires tires. without high-sideing my new bike.

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Dunno what tire you have, but I know on mine it sure as hell took more then a half mile to wear the composite out. Just a heads up that just because it isnt obviously visible doesnt mean its all gone.

As for the sides, I just kept taking corners and gradually leaning more and more over time to get them fully ready.

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I concur with Crius, 1/2 mile hasn't done crap for scrubbing in your tires; it should be more like 50-100 miles. Tires are porous, and it takes distance and speed to remove the mould-release compound from the tire.
 

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Ya, i was told it takes approx. 75-100 miles to fully break in (cure) a tire. You need to run the tire through heat cycles, you heat up the tire, then let it sit until it fully cools.....etc. As far as the sides...just ride the bike normally, dont go banzai on corners. Don't just go flying into a corner at full lean. Throttle control...
 

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I disagree

The pros take only one warm up lap then go balls out. You should be able to scrub the tires in well under 50 miles
 
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marshall said:
I disagree

The pros take only one warm up lap then go balls out. You should be able to scrub the tires in well under 50 miles
Depends on the tire I guess. Plus tire warmers might account for some of the break in period.
 

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marshall said:
I disagree

The pros take only one warm up lap then go balls out. You should be able to scrub the tires in well under 50 miles
Or you could just pour some gasoline on them, light it for a minute or so, and then put it out real quick. :p

Seriously, track tires are made of different compounds than street tires, and you don't know how they have been prepped prior to the track. I'm not an expert on tires, but the general rule seems to be abour 100 miles or so. Unless you KNOW different, I wouldn't push it.
 

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Yep got the R1 $9500 + tax :D:D:D:D:D:D

They are the stock Dunlop ZR17's. I checked the air pressure the rear was at 42psi. The front was at 39psi. I dropped them both to 36psi and I did about 250miles today. They are starting to feel more grippy. Thanks for the responces.

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think I should get my name changed to The_R1_Kid? So people don't think I'm some wussie honda rider anymore.
 

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They are the stock Dunlop ZR17's.
Actually you have stock Dunlop D207's. ZR17 is the speed rating (Z = above 140mph I believe:confused: ), Type of tire (R = radial), and rim size (17 inches).
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I dropped them both to 36psi and I did about 250miles today.
Bad move dude. Unless you are unusually small, you should keep them at the manuf.'s recommended pressures. Your climate isn't abnormally cold or anything, so the recommended pressures will perform best and give you the best tread-life (Front should be @36psi, Rear @42psi if I remember correctly). Keep that in mind.

As for your post topic, do what everyone is saying with the 50-100 miles and heat cycles. That will drive the silicone [sclione??? :D;)]) out and you don't have to worry about the sides. The heat cycles drive it out of the entire tire, so when the time comes to drag your knee, you needn't worry about a thing except holding your line and the pucker factor! :)
 

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1. There are two limiting factors to new (DOT) tires. The first is the mold release compounds. The second is that the belts inside the carcass are very stiff and need to break in some before the tire can reach the compliancy levels it was designed for. 75-100 miles is a reasonable and normal wear-in period, then gradually start to increase lean angles.

2. The pro's (racers) scuff tires in in a lap or two (depending on temperature), that's true. But these are not DOT (street) tires and the design of the tire is radically different. They also generally wear out in 15 or 20 laps.
 

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If you consiter 138lbs unsually small then yes.

this is from the manual:
up to 198lb 36psi/36psi front / rear
over 198lb 36psi/42psi
high speed 36psi/36psi
 

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600 Supersport race on DOT Tires, but I am sure they prep them somehow. I broke mine in gradually for the first 100 miles. Better to be safe then sorry!!
 
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