Scrubbing In Tires – How-To

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  1. I dropped a brand new Suzuki GSXR 1100, 20 feet from the bike shop because I was a cocky know it all and wanted to show them how far I could;d lean a bike over.
    They come running down, not laughing, say I told you the tires were slippery. I suppose they did.
    I was coming back to biking after a few years off. Tires seemed different back then.
    But, there was a lesson or two learned that day.

  2. Thanks for this very helpful video. I'm picking up my brand new Fz07 this Tuesday. I watched your hard engine breaking in video and plan to do it the same way as good as possible. But if I remember correctly you said that the first couple of miles or km are important when breaking in the new engine. Taking into account this video and that the first 20 miles I need to be careful due to the slippery wheels, what would be the best course of action to break in the engine whilst scrubbing the new tires?

  3. Dude this could not be more true I bought a 2015 KTM 1290 Super Duke R. I was riding it the first day and the back tire slipped out and I feel taking a stoplight turn bearably touched the gas it went out from under me 8 Miles on the bike. RAIN MODE was on.

  4. my road 4 was slick when i went out and wrecked it on a turn 4 min after putting it on my bike. i have a 06 cbr1000rr. it happend coming off a stop sign.

  5. Whenever you're on a long bike ride on a boring straight highway do you ever just kinda swerve around in your lane because you're bored? I live in northern California and drive down to the bay area or socal theses like 5 turns every 100 miles and I see bikers do funny things sometimes.

  6. This is the 2nd time I'm responding to your video I think you're right as far as easing into wearing new tires on a new motorcycle When I bought my bike a couple of years ago, the salesman warned me to be very careful when 1st riding this bike, but I think he was overly concerned and when he told me this, I felt some apprehension and was a little frightened when I 1st rode the bike out of the dealer lot, but once I felt comfortable I was able to go normal speeds & do normal turns & cornering with no issues It would have been foolish of me to go flat out like a bat out of hell on my 1st ride because more than likely I would have had a problem So I think your are 100% correct about Scrubbing In Tires As far as, well not only your attitude but other Motovloggers' Attitude or Attitudes, you guys & girls can get rather nasty & rude & quite aggressive at times with your viewers Just remember this is all in good fun, & yes correction information & knowledge is very important, but you not out there trying to win an "Academy Award" for the best & most dramatic performance It's funny that just a few years ago all this "Internet" stuff didn't exist & "Regular Joes" didn't have access to their "15 seconds, 15 minutes" of fame or whatever length of time it is Now any Schmoe can tape him or herself, download it & most of the whole world can literally see you & listen to you regardless of how good or interesting or sensible the content is Just keep it real & try not to offend anyone, there's enough of that crap going around in the world Later

  7. Hey dodge I commented on one of your videos a few weeks back talking to you about getting a my first bike and I just wanted to let you know that I took your advice to heart and I am now the proud owner of a brand new 2016 Yamaha FZ-09. Thanks you so much for taking the time of day to respond to your viewers comments and give us such great advice.

  8. if you can't spend a few miles making sure that your tires are safe…. just in case…. you probably deserve the crash.

    like wearing a helmet… does it guarantee that you'll survive a crash? no. Does it improve the likely hood of you not losing (yes I know it's weird to spell lose correctly on the internet) your face in an accident? Hell yes!

    so why not do it?

  9. I have scrubbed in brand new Pirelli SuperCorsa SP V2 tires at the track. One set off warmers and one set cold with no issues whatsoever. I have spent time on race slicks years ago, both on a GSXR1000 and an R6. Slicks without a doubt need warmers for the initial scrub. But on the street, even fast mountain riding, I need 5 miles. 5 miles and it's ready to party. Cool vid Dodge.


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