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  • Almost lost control of the bike today

    I had a new set of Stones put on at Maxim Honda and as I rode off, it was starting to rain. I knew the new tires would be slick, so I was being extra careful. I pulled into a bank parking lot and the surface changed from concrete to brick and MAN where they SLICK! I felt the back wheel slide and when I added even the smallest amount of throttle, the back tire started spinning. It was a litte hairy, but I recovered.
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  • #2
    Lucky you found that out before hitting a wet manhole cover or wet road snake.
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    • #3
      I hate it when they try to make a parking lot look good and give no consideration to the hazards they can create in wet weather.
      I'm glad you kept it under control!

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      • #4
        Gotta love the mold release compound on new skins, increases butt pucker factor X 100

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        • #5
          I like to run by a Car Wash and Soak the New Tires good with the Tire Cleaner, let em sit for a few minutes and then hot soapy water wash them good. It helps on new tires.
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          • #6
            This was the first time I have tried to "scrub" in new tires in the rain. Not easy to do.
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            • #7
              Thanks for sharing this lesson just might save someone else from going down.

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              • #8
                Glad you stayed up and are OK. I had that same type of experience years ago on a Virago. New tires and rain, I got sideways but somehow recovered. Must have been the Lord looking out for me because I'm sure it wasn't my skill.
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                • #9
                  I just put new tires on mine so I will take a lesion from you. Glad save it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post
                    I had a new set of Stones put on at Maxim Honda and as I rode off, it was starting to rain. I knew the new tires would be slick, so I was being extra careful. I pulled into a bank parking lot and the surface changed from concrete to brick and MAN where they SLICK! I felt the back wheel slide and when I added even the smallest amount of throttle, the back tire started spinning. It was a litte hairy, but I recovered.
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                    • #11
                      Glad you kept your wits about you and didn't go down. I am always cautious on wet surfaces,

                      You having new tires that weren't scuffed in yet didn't help the pucker factor ten fold either.

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                        Does the dark side have this problem???

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                        • #13
                          Glad you were at a parking lot speed! It's scary when control is compromised.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TrikeBiker View Post
                            Does the dark side have this problem???
                            Yes, with the car tire you have to ride it about 100 miles to scrub off the mold release agent from the face of the tire. After that ride hard.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rick Mays View Post
                              I like to run by a Car Wash and Soak the New Tires good with the Tire Cleaner, let em sit for a few minutes and then hot soapy water wash them good. It helps on new tires.
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                              That is a great idea,

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