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Old 06-13-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Question about burnouts

Is there any benefit to doing this? Other than for looks, what purpose do they serve? What about damage to the tires?

I saw some guy lay down his bike moments after he rolled out of the dealership because his tires were still slick from oil... Assuming that would be an appropriate time to burnout.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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heats your tires up at the drag strip, but other than that, i do it to get the ladies. they be crawling all ova me when i do dat.

curious: why was there oil on his tire? just run over a random spot or something?
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #4
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No benefit unless you're drag racing.
As far as doing a burnout to scuff in your new tire, that's just stupid.

You don't see road racers doing burnouts befiore they go out on the track with fresh rubber do you?

When you rapidly heat up your tire, like with a burnout, you bring all of the oils in the tire tha thelp it maintain it's elasticity and life up to the top.
The tire cools and the oils harden like plastic, actually making the tire slicker and significantly reducing tire life / traction.

At the dragstrip we use a bleach box / water box to burn out in to prevent the tire from getting too hot.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #5
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On the street, never. On the drag strip if you are already running low tens, perhaps. On the street it's just posing.
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street burnouts are to warn nearby bikers you're a squid
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #7
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i pull my bike up next to the curb and burnout on each side to get rid of my chickinstrips

naw, the only time i burnout is when im on the way to Motorcycles Unlimited to get a new tire cuz the old one is wornout. a good burnout is fun, but on a "still good" tire its dumb
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i do it in front of the middle school when i wanna holla at the honeys
honeys @ middle school??? please..
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street burnouts are to warn nearby bikers you're a squid
Yup...

New tires do need to be "scrubbed in". The mold the tire is made in leaves a slick film on the outer layer of the tire (helps the tire come outta the mold).

"Scrubbing in" is done by leaning the bike over a little bit at a time until you've gotten to the edge and worn off all the slippery film.
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theres no real benefit for this on the street, as others have said. its functionality comes on the drag strip to heat up the tire for more traction. but it is fun, and something i like to do right before putting on my new tires.
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Is there any benefit to doing this? Other than for looks, what purpose do they serve? What about damage to the tires?

I saw some guy lay down his bike moments after he rolled out of the dealership because his tires were still slick from oil... Assuming that would be an appropriate time to burnout.
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