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    Tire dressing

    What is the best type to use? I've tried a couple and they just wear of the treads in a couple of miles.

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    [QUOTE=Ironman929]What is the best type to use? I've tried a couple and they just wear of the treads in a couple of miles.[/QUOT

    so let me get this rite , the tire dressing wears off of the 'tread' after a couple of miles of riding???? hmmm shit man when you find dressing that wont wear off the tread after riding please let us know, 1st of its kind i bet , if you dont end up in a ditch first...


    i must have not understood the question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman929
    What is the best type to use? I've tried a couple and they just wear of the treads in a couple of miles.
    Tire dressing + motorcycle tires = accident waiting to happen. Just don't go there!

    Assuming you would use this on the sidewalls, not the tread, if the tires get wet from rain/whatever, the oils from the dressing will get onto the treads making driving hazardous. Even without rain soaked roads, some dressings will 'run' and go onto your tire treads. Now go into a turn, and you'll be slip-sliding away.

    If you want clean tires, use a stiff brush with the left over soapy water when you wash your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V_650
    Tire dressing + motorcycle tires = accident waiting to happen. Just don't go there!

    Assuming you would use this on the sidewalls, not the tread, if the tires get wet from rain/whatever, the oils from the dressing will get onto the treads making driving hazardous. Even without rain soaked roads, some dressings will 'run' and go onto your tire treads. Now go into a turn, and you'll be slip-sliding away.

    If you want clean tires, use a stiff brush with the left over soapy water when you wash your bike.
    there is really good tire cleaner out there that will make it really black/clean if not shiny

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    Inbetween bikes now. Thanks for bringing up bad feelings.
    I like the House Dressing usually. Sometimes I'll go for Ranch but definitely stay away from Blue Cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fotura
    I like the House Dressing usually. Sometimes I'll go for Ranch but definitely stay away from Blue Cheese.

    ugh i tried blue cheese once, defenitely something i would recommend as a cruel prank to someone i disliked....wait a minute...

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    Inbetween bikes now. Thanks for bringing up bad feelings.
    lol. Me too. When I bought my bike that was the first thing he warned me about.

    Interesting enough the second was to be careful with new tires too.

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    Tire dressing are for cars only not for bikes.

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    bad, m'kay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bafflebrain
    troll

    I prefer cat's milk, but sometime its hard to get at the little...

    ya i was thinkin...

    cats eh? ic what u mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR JOCKEY
    I knew someone who armourall'd his seat...now that was funny.....
    I amourall my seat all the time, makes it easier to switch sides from corner to corner.

    As for the tire dressing, HAHAHAHAHA I've been riding for over 30 years, I learned not to use that crap anywhere near a bike.

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    Nobody reputable makes that shit. And it is shit.

    Dunlop is in the rubber business, and they make everything from tires on bicycles to running shoes and tennis balls. I bet they make condoms!
    And Dunlop, along with every other tire manufacturer, does NOT MARKET anything to dress you tires.
    That should tell you something.
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    ArmorAll has no place near a motorcycle. I learned 20 years ago and thankfully my first left turn and slide did not result in a crash. I remember one bike magazine around that time in saying how you should not put any kind of protectant on your M/C's tires said it makes your tires "slipprier than the inside of an alligator's nostrils". They were right. Don't do it.

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    use water and a towel?

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