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Old 04-05-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Question cold weather

does cold weather change the way your tires respond i went out this morning and had to turn around it seem as if it didnt want to go the direction i wanted it to go at about 40mph and im still new to riding and this morning was my first time out in the cooler temp.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:04 PM   #2
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Have to give the tires time to warm up.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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ride a bit and warm your tires before putting bike in some tight turns or corners.. they must be warm to grip.. also running less air pressure will help also
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:07 PM   #4
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Just put Armor All on them. That will seal in the heat, and help you to turn faster with little to no warm up time
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:12 PM   #5
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Just put Armor All on them. That will seal in the heat, and help you to turn faster with little to no warm up time
:laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6 waiting on a "so I ate it today" thread aren't you?!?!

This is one sport where ignorance is NOT bliss!! Warm those tires up before turning hard (on cold days I drop a few lbs of pressure in front and back)

(you're just wrong Tim...funny as , but wrong!:icon_bigg )
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:27 PM   #6
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oh i ate it gotta love that helmet and gloves and not the right jacket but it did help:icon_bigg
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:29 PM   #8
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Check your tire pressures as well. The quick change in temps will cause them to fluctuate. Otherwise you will need to allow a little time for the tires to warm up so take it easy on the throttle.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:31 PM   #9
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thanks for the insight im glad it was a used bike and not a new one
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #10
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what is the ideal pressure for cold days and warmer days
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:02 PM   #11
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:06 PM   #12
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I run 34 & 32.
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