Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
"Curing" a new tire? Come on, who makes up this stuff? (Do I sound skeptical? Maybe there is merit to ultra soft track-only race tires, but I dunno... just sounds bogus.)
I do not like that squirrely feeling of a fresh tire, not even to spend a few miles wearing the gunk off. I toss the bike on the center stand, idle the bike in 1st gear, and take a wire wheel in a hand drill and clean that rear tire from tread edge to tread edge. That only takes a quick minute.
Front tire I do the same thing, but it just takes a bit longer because the tire isn't elevated, I have to spin it by hand.
This process is a bit jerky, taking the wire wheel to the tire surface, but it does a nice job. No heavy pressure, just scuff up the surface, wearing in that fresh skin and removing the release compound.
Twin Cities, MN, USA
'18 DL650XT, previously '07 DL650 and others
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-Me, Steve T.