I do a small burn out to bring a little smoke, hit the highways get the tire up to operating temps then I hit the clover leafs, gradually going lower and lower around the curves. But slow manovers work well but can take a bit longer to scrub in.
11 - Run-in Period
Replacements for worn, differently patterned or constructed tires will not react the same. When new tires are fitted, they should not be subjected to maximum power, abrupt lean-over or hard cornering until a reasonable run-in distance of approximately 100 miles has been covered. This will permit the rider to become accustomed to the feel of the new tires or tire combination, find the edge and achieve optimum road grip for a range of speeds, acceleration and handling uses. Advise your customer to check and adjust inflation pressure to recommended levels after tires cool for at least three (3) hours following run-in. Remember, new tires will have a very different contact patch and lean-over edge. New tires, mixing a new tire with a worn tire and mixing different pattern combinations may adversely affect ride and handling and will require careful ride evaluation.
Do they still use mold release on the tread part of the mold? I thought that was only on the side of the molds and the area of the mold that comes in contact with the tread is coated with teflon. In any case, it can't hurt to take it easy for the first 50-100 miles or so until you get the feel of the tires handling characteristics.It's all about getting the surface of the tire scrubbed before you commit to full traction. You can go 100 miles and still have 'release compound' on the tire when you commit to a full-lean corner. I ride around the neighborhood turning back and forth at low speed to get the tire in contact with the road while not at a 'full commit' speed. I mean low speed while almost scraping toes. A few trips around the block has always worked for me. I'm sure I look like a tool, but I've never had a new tire slide on me when I head out for "full-goose bozo".
No.Do they still use mold release on the tread part of the mold?
YesI thought that was only on the side of the molds and the area of the mold that comes in contact with the tread is coated with teflon.
Thanks Yuu, that's more along the lines of what heard, but the Dunlap advise seemed to be a good source.No.
From 2008 Sport rider article by Lance Holst
"Few aspects of riding technique are as clouded with the dark specter of myths, old information-or just plain bad information-than how to warm up new tires. In fact, many of us, me included, still use the misleading terminology of "scrubbing" in new tires, which wrongly implies that the surface of the tire itself needs to be scrubbed or abraded to offer traction. While this may have been the case long ago when manufacturers used a mold release compound, it most definitely is not the case today."
How To Properly Warm Up Your Tires - Sport Rider Magazine
Note 2008 is a while ago now and tires will have improved from that point.
It's very common to be at a race or track day and have new tires, fit and get right out there.
That info from Dunlop has one key line "This will permit the rider to become accustomed to the feel of the new tires or tire combination" - Not that it does not say anything about the mechanical properties of the tire.
Not this guy I know, but still a good example of why it's not a bad idea to take it easy on new tires: (poor guy, this video has probably seen more air time than "the agony of defeat" ski jumper)Cant fault you for taking it easy on cold tires...a guy spun his rear tire out from under himself at about 6 mph and flopped over...
He seriously needed a throttle lock to keep it from closing all the way!