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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tire Protective/Preserver ?

In the past, I've read/been told ....etc do this / apply that ....to protect our tires....
ATF - ArmorAll - this stuff - that stuff ? ? ?
Is their a consensus on any thoughts ?
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Soap n water. That's all I use now.

My new front tire had cracks between the tread on the day I got it. Of course you would never put slickum on the tread.

Damn thing is leaking for about a foot around the bead. Lost 2psi in 100 miles yesterday.

Thing about armorall, you gotta keep washing it off since it turns your tires green.

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What do you do/use RomeoBravo.....any thoughts ? - -

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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Pretty sure mine are stock at 28k+. Still got tread, are not too dry... They've only spun on me twice so far in four months. Wish there was some kind of kit to test a tire... the rear still has nubs on the sides, but i don't ride on the sides too much.
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Pretty sure mine are stock at 28k+. Still got tread, are not too dry... They've only spun on me twice so far in four months. Wish there was some kind of kit to test a tire... the rear still has nubs on the sides, but i don't ride on the sides too much.
Be aware.....
If you are not already, If I was you, I would be concerned with the AGE of the tire.....in my experience, warehouse WILL NOT release any tire which is 7 y/o ! DOT requirement ?.....unknown.
Any other's knowledge/thoughts ?
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-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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Soap and water only on tires. There's no proof anything really "preserves" them, and get a little armor all on the tread and your ass can hit the pavement in a turn.

I only used armor all on the seat of my race bike, so I could slide off easier in turns.

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I swear by 303 Aerospace Protectant; marine grade, UV blocker and last a lot longer than Armor All.



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Be aware.....
If you are not already, If I was you, I would be concerned with the AGE of the tire.....in my experience, warehouse WILL NOT release any tire which is 7 y/o ! DOT requirement ?.....unknown.
Any other's knowledge/thoughts ?
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Come again? ( Roadhopper puts on his learnin-stuff hat )

warehouse? release?

Lydia is 29 years old with 28k+ miles. Several strange things about her as far as forensics go.

Also, i already plan to change the tires, its only a matter of money/time/priorities of repair, etc., the waiting game. Thanks for the concern for my life.
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What's the date code on your tires, RH?
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Come again? ( Roadhopper puts on his learnin-stuff hat )

warehouse? release?

Lydia is 29 years old with 28k+ miles. Several strange things about her as far as forensics go.

Also, i already plan to change the tires, its only a matter of money/time/priorities of repair, etc., the waiting game. Thanks for the concern for my life.
You r welcome....
hope u did not take offense...none intended. (750 Friend) - -

'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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