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Hey guys i was just bored so i decided to go out to the garage and clean my bike up a little bit. I took some armorall tire cleaner and polished up my tires they pretty much look brand new, but after cleaning i rubbed my finger across the rear tire and it seemed pretty slick/slippery..do i have to worry about it slippin out on me now that i cleaned them or what? has anyone had a problem like this happen to them? I dont plan on takin it out for a few days but i would like to know if i should ride extra cautious because of this
 

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..do i have to worry about it slippin out on me now that i cleaned them or what?
Yes. Be very careful on those 'til you get that scrubbed off. Armor All is supposed to ONLY be for sidewalls, and is an appearance-only treatment (and a detrimental one at that).
 

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armorall is bad..... i wouldn't use it on anything.......

especially tires... no tire black, no tire polish etc.... tires shouldn't be shiny
 

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You're kidding....right?

Please tell me this was a joke?

If you really did this... get some brake cleaner & a pile of rags... go out there & scrub them until your arms hurt. Then repeat.
 

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Do not ride on Armoralled tires!!!!!

Just use soap and water to clean tires. I'm not sure how to get the armorall off, perhaps someone else may know.
 

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And another EPIC FAIL thread....lol

Either degrease the tires, scrub them really good with de-greaser or something, or make sure you ride VERY VERY VERY carefully as those tires will be much more slick than even new ones....

DO NOT....let me repeat DO NOT do this again....extremely dangerous....
 

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armorall on tires is extremely dangerous, but to counteract the effects of the slippery tires you could drill a few 3/8" speed holes in your sidewalls to reduce unsprung weight.
 

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well thanks for lettin me know guys, i should have known better but, as my first bike i had no idea. what should i use to clean the tires off now, to get the armorall off i mean
 

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I did it once in 1995 on my first bike. of course I layed it down in my first turn (thank god it was at a stop sign). Armor-all should have a warning label on it about motorcycles, same with all those other tire shine products.



I also have to agree this looks like a joke
 

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I did it once in 1995 on my first bike. of course I layed it down in my first turn (thank god it was at a stop sign). Armor-all should have a warning label on it about motorcycles, same with all those other tire shine products.



I also have to agree this looks like a joke

There is a warning.

It says something like, "Don't use on tires."
 

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Hey guys i was just bored so i decided to go out to the garage and clean my bike up a little bit. I took some armorall tire cleaner and polished up my tires they pretty much look brand new, but after cleaning i rubbed my finger across the rear tire and it seemed pretty slick/slippery..do i have to worry about it slippin out on me now that i cleaned them or what? has anyone had a problem like this happen to them? I dont plan on takin it out for a few days but i would like to know if i should ride extra cautious because of this
yeaahhh...cleaning tires isn't dangerous at all. But putting a tire shine product all over your tire is. Tire shine products are just for sidewalls and nothing where you would actually need grip. It'll make it insanely slippery. Do like others have said and go scrub that stuff off really, really good. Just use soap and water next time if you want to clean your tires.

And others have said to use some type of degreaser to get the armorall off and scrub, scrub, scrub.

Oh, and you also said you didn't know as it was your first bike...please don't do it on your car either...just the sidewalls, not the tread...or you'll lose a lot of grip there too.
 

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alright so i just talked to my neighbor who also rides bikes, hes an older guy and rides a harley but i told him what had happened, luckily he had some industrial strength de-greaser and let me use it. On the bottle it had instructions on degreasing tires and said use 1 part product, with 3-5 parts water, i mixed as described and just scrubbed till my arm went numb. rinsed with water and im about to go degrease them again. Hopefully i should be fine after this and not have to worry, although i still will ride extremely carefull for the next few rides.

By the way on the armorall bottle it had no warning about not using on tires, ive never been much of a car buff and had no idea that it would cause problems such as this. anyways thanks for the help guys. let me know if you have any more input
 

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If I can leave the car wash place and spin both rear wheels on my 139hp Nissan pickup from the tiny overspray on to the contact patch, then yes.

Armorall - bad juju for bikes.
 
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