I got a set of fresh Pilot Powers fitted today as the last set had a really bad quality canvas that offered fcuk all grip in any condition :grin: Pick up the bike, jump on, repeated 86 times the 2 words that one should **new tyres** **new tyres** **new tyres** **ne.........you get the idea. Ride out onto the road, take off very very gingerly, whooshka, the back wants a closer look at the front. Slam the left leg down, fight the 240kg bronco.....(Go the Broncos!!!!! sorry ) managed to keep the thing upright. WOW!!!!! Never copped that before after a new set of tyres. The traffic lights ahead were only about 4 car lengths away and thankfully the lights were red and I had a minute to convince the pooper to stop puckering. Look down at the rear wheel and it is the shiniest tyre I have ever ever seen fitted to a motorcycle. Checked the front, it's no better. Lights go green, take the right hander really really really fcuken slow and straighten up, roll on the throttle and the rear starts to spin up. FFS!!!!!!! For the next 300 meters, I'm cracking the throttle full open and it's spinning up until It grips and throws the front in the air..... Right, we now have straight line grip, yay!!!!!! Each and every time I have had tyres fitted to my bikes the fitters usually, whist the wheel is still on the balancing machine, they spin it up and use "Tar & Grease remover" to wipe the tyres as they are spinning. This removes the majority of teh mold release compound off the tyre and you don't get the "I'm riding on ice" feeling. The tyres were fitted by BMW Southbank. It is the first time I have used this stealership to fit tyres but it won't be the last. They were cheaper than Treads and Things in Ringwood (Metro's offshoot), by $3, cheaper than Bob Jane Elizabeth by $18 even with the Netrider discount. BMW SB charged me retail price, I didn't ask for a discount, nor did I use any other means to get a better price. I was surprised at how competitive they were. I'll call them tomorrow and ask why they don't buff them with G&T remover.