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Old 02-14-2011, 09:50 AM   #41
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:00 AM   #43
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i do it because i usually have to ride pretty far on boring straights to go to the road i wanna ride so 'swangin aroun trims the boredom and anticipation down on the way there. i didnt think anyone actually did that to warm their tires up...
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wait what??? i was thinking people do that to get the feeling and scrub things off their tires so they can catch better grip and dont slip.

F*ck!!! i was not informed that it can warm up your tires....
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i only do it to keep the tire wear even! ~~~~~~~~
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I do it occasionally to scrub a tad off that top "film" of rubber, and because I have a retarded squared off tire.

Time for a new dual compound tire and some not-so-straight roads.
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I was told to do it to warm up the tires when I was new.
Now I do it because I feel like it.
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The tire flexes riding bolt upright. You think that after a 20 minute trip out to the forest that weaving back and forth twice is going to add significant heat?
If I grab the front brake and the load hits the front tire. It's the same as a HARD zig and the load hitting the tire. Just sayin friction/flex is friction/flex no matter how u look at it. Sure throttle and braking work way more efficient. But zig zags do cause friction/heat (if u do it hard enough). Op said it doesn't help. I'm just sayin sure its not as affective but it does make heat. Jmo don't freak.
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I think its a "mental" limber up to feel the weight of the bike and revive muscle memory.
pretty much why i do it.

Not like I do it alot but when I am first leaving my neighborhood in the morning I weave a bit to get a feel for the bike in the morning.
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I do it so people can make MH topics about it.
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If I grab the front brake and the load hits the front tire. It's the same as a HARD zig and the load hitting the tire. Just sayin friction/flex is friction/flex no matter how u look at it. Sure throttle and braking work way more efficient. But zig zags do cause friction/heat (if u do it hard enough). Op said it doesn't help. I'm just sayin sure its not as affective but it does make heat. Jmo don't freak.

What I'm saying is this:

riding at a constant rate (no acceleration, no braking) puts some heat into the tire


Therefore, if you were to ride your bike with the cruise on for 20 minutes and take the tire temp, then do 2 sets of zig zags and take the tire temp, the temperature difference would be less than a tenth of a degree.

In conclusion, zig zagging doesn't warm the tires.
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I was behind a rider once who was on the heavy side. He was cutting the bike pretty hard and every time he did a puff of smoke came off the rear tire.
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What I'm saying is this:

riding at a constant rate (no acceleration, no braking) puts some heat into the tire


Therefore, if you were to ride your bike with the cruise on for 20 minutes and take the tire temp, then do 2 sets of zig zags and take the tire temp, the temperature difference would be less than a tenth of a degree.

In conclusion, zig zagging doesn't warm the tires.
The real flaw in Plummer's argument is that he talks about a HARD zig to put heat into the tire. If you HARD zig on cold tires you're going to get a HARD lesson in zigging on cold tires. The only thing building heat will be your carcass sliding across the pavement.
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What I'm saying is this:

riding at a constant rate (no acceleration, no braking) puts some heat into the tire


Therefore, if you were to ride your bike with the cruise on for 20 minutes and take the tire temp, then do 2 sets of zig zags and take the tire temp, the temperature difference would be less than a tenth of a degree.

In conclusion, zig zagging doeswarm the tires.
Agreed
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I was behind a rider once who was on the heavy side. He was cutting the bike pretty hard and every time he did a puff of smoke came off the rear tire.
That was tire smoke signals for "DEAR GET HIM OFF"
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The real flaw in Plummer's argument is that he talks about a HARD zig to put heat into the tire. If you HARD zig on cold tires you're going to get a HARD lesson in zigging on cold tires. The only thing building heat will be your carcass sliding across the pavement.
what if you swang that hoe down and drag the pucks across the pavement then swang on over to the other side and drag, just in your one lane, THEN check the temps? see its all about rider skill, cant warm their tires up this way but real g's can set them bishes on fire.
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