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Warming up and running-in of motor tires

Running in a new rubber is a simple, but necessary process so that the new rubber tires sit on the rim as expected, and the rubber itself gets used to the loads, the top layer is worn out. As for the top coat, it is necessary to remove the finished tire from the factory matrix without damaging the working surface, as well as to protect it during transportation.

The break-in method consists of gradually increasing the speed and incline as you ride. You need to start at low speeds with gradual braking. Separately, it is advised to monitor the state of balance of the wheel and the pressure inside the tire.

It is logical that soft tires run faster than hard ones. The average run-in range is up to 150-200 km. The more you roll the tire, the faster you can use it, the better the braking and the more responsive the bike.

If it seems to you that the running-in of fresh rubber is not necessary, because the plant allegedly has already carried out some magical ritual of exorcism, then what about the fact that you yourself need to get used to the behavior of a wheel on fresh rubber?

Warm-up of motor tires

It’s funny, that’s why no one asks especially to warm up the car in winter, but why warm up the rubber is yes, a question of a million and three kopecks. Motor rubber has an optimal temperature at which it is ready to develop its maximum capabilities.

Warming up your tires is similar to running in, from the moment you drive out you increase your turning radius and top speed over time. The middle of the tire warms up first, and the side radii follow.

In cold weather, when the off-season reigns on the street, it is quite problematic to warm up the rubber. For the most part, without additional gadgets such as studded rubber or chains on the wheel in completely disgusting weather, it is a very bad idea to ride on ordinary rubber, because even if you warm up the rubber before driving onto the road, the general subzero temperature will reduce the heating to zero, the rubber will harden, the contact patch will shrink, the rubber will not handle well and you will not get far on it.

There are ways to force the rubber to warm up, such as driving with short turns of the handlebars to warm up the sides of the rubber faster when leaning. In road racing, the tires are warmed up with additional heating pads before entering the track, after a test ride, the tires are allowed to calm down, checking the condition of the wheel and the pressure level. But it is worth noting that in road racing, softer models are used that warm up faster.

With an increase in tire temperature, the grip on the road surface improves, the contact patch becomes more stable, this is the main reason why the rubber should be prepared for a successful trip to the city.

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