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Couldnt find the link re solutions with not being able to lay rubber so Started this one. My cruise control screw was turned in to much as someone on the board had said. Thanks to whoever that was. After discovering I had not yet discovered the other 2 barrels in the carb it took me a bit to work up the cahonees to go wto. WELL LET ME TELL YOU.
I finally let her rip and yes it does spin the tire. I also took advantage of the info again on this site about the bike sliding out to the right and made sure the crown of the road was on the right. From about 10 mph she fishtailed, and only slightly, up to about 50 or 60 Tire speed or ground speed (i was not really watching the speedometer, just guessing) before it caught completely. Good enough for me.
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Regarding burnout "etiquite"; I have found that my bike will frequently move slightly to the right as well, as you described. However, two times it has really surprised me.

Both times I had not let the bike warm-up enough and the bike "coughed" when I nailed the gas. It was just a very quick sputter, then the engine hit hard as normal. This split-second sputter caused the rear of the bike to be thrown to the right when the engine came out of the brief delay.

If it wern't for my dealer hammering it into my head about NOT LETTING OUT OF THE GAS IF/WHEN THE BIKE IS SIDEWAYS, I'm sure my first instinct would have been to get out of it!

My wife was behind me for one of these endeavers. When she pulled next to me at the light she told me that I absolutely should have lost the bike on that one. I told her, as I was trying to get my legs to stop shaking, that the back end went so far right that the tire started hopping.

Straighten up before you let off, and NEVER do a burnout in a "confined" area where you may not have enough space to bring the bike back to straight before you can let off of it.

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Bill,

I have found one advantage of a flat tire (among several) is that the bike stays straight when you "toast" one......have done several with the Sumitomo and I no longer get the right drift as it did with the Avon or Metzler.

But the side slide is pretty impressive for the spectators once you get used to it.....they always oh and ahhh when they can see the side panels from the rear :lol:

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My only problem with burnouts is I can't stop doing them!!
Practice makes perfect!! :D :D :D
 

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Don,

I got put on a "tire ration" for the rest of the year when I went to the car tire (guess she thought 3 a year would be excessive), but the end of the year is in sight.....................and my tire can see the end in sight as well 8)

These things are just so much fun to light up........I love that cloud of smoke and the smell of burning rubber :lol: :) :D 8)

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Just imagine if our insurance agents saw this! #*@%

Really, I would have to join some type of a addicts annonymous group if I was ever forced to stop doing these burnouts. The withdrawl pain would be severe.

It started out as something I would do in front of a group of buddies or leaving a show...now they just sort of happen when I'm all alone. Don't they say that's the first sign of alcoholism...I mean burnoutism?

Tim, I've got to try the flat tire on my bike one of these times. I've ridden a couple of Boss's with the car tire and it felt really good, so I'm sure the flat tire would be easy to adjust to. Some day I'll experiment with it.

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Howdy Bill,

If you can find someone with one mounted on their bike to try you should do it. I got to ride one at Marv's before I had mine put on, although it was a narrow one on a 15" rim, it gave me a fair idea of the characteristics.

Also, the different car tires handle quite different I think. If you go to a website like tirerack.com and puruse through the different high performance tires, you'll see the ones that have somewhat rounded shoulders that make 'getting up on edge' a bit easier.

I would really like to try one of the M/T street slicks that Marv is running now, I guess the traction is just excellent, almost have to use the NOS to do burnouts :lol:

The more I ride it the better I like it. I have about 1400 on it now and the only time I am really aware of it is on dirt or grass.....then it kinda sucks.

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I haven't had a chance to get my bike over to the mechanic I mentioned, but I will, and once I do I'm sure I'll have a hair raising story to tell :!:
 

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Andy and I've been at the European Bike Week in Austria last week, and have seen him making burnouts with his 502 at ~40 MPH with passenger (his son)- that was more than impressive. (230 Avon)

My car tire is a very soft compound, and it has a large diameter of 29.1"- sometimes I'm able to brake it loose, sometimes not. Seems like I need more power :wink:

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I LOVE to spin the tire!!!!! :D :D Now first the most I have gotten on a tire was 1600 miles and that was the stock Avon then another Avon. The Avons when spinning would danm near get 90 degrees and you had to be very careful to feather out of the throttle or you would get pitched!! I went the MT "I" type car tire and that one worked pretty well until a belt on the inside broke after about 500 miles--it did track straight while smoking! Next was the Nitto Drag and it hooked up GREAT but the death wobble from the ultra thin sidewalls made me give it up! The Michelin Pilot Sport 265 40 18 is the best of the lot for "all around performance" from my experimentation. The downside is the Michelin is a 300.00 tire but bulletproof--no wobble, spins a little and tracks straight, is YR speed rated and load rated for 1840lbs! :D
 

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Buuuuurrrrnnnnoooouts

:D Hey guys, I haven't been on here in a while, but glad to see you folks waisting rubber.

Today I installed a new front on the 502 and put a plug in the rear tire. Dang nails! Having done a few burnouts myself :) my thoughts on new guy learning how, is to do them from about 35mph or more. The speed gives you more control over that sideways thing you mentioned. After a few you will learn to like it when its crossed up a bit. :lol:

Also, about that plug in the rear tire, they WILL COME OUT after a few burnouts, so watch it!

See ya in Daytona.
 

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Man, you guys are a bunch of sick puppies!!!!!!!! Is that all you can think about is burning out..wide open for smokin'..from the bottle to wide open throddle.. you have all corupted me......and I love it. Its kinda like a sickness that no one knows about or can treat. I just put on the set up that Tim has on his little baby.... love the burn out with this...wife keeps holler'n at me cause its a new tire, (love it when she does that, makes me horney) but I let her rip anyway. Just getting used to the handling with the flat tire...not a big issue so far. I'm getting like Bill....doing burnouts when no one is around. This weekend up here in the North..a lot of people are gonna smell rubber at the Fall Ride in Tomahawk, Wi. I will make you all proud.You are one sick puppy Steve.."I know it!!!!!!" Yahoooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
:D :) :( :eek: :shock: :? 8) :lol: :x :p :oops: :cry: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :!: :?: :idea: :arrow:
 
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