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Bit of a close call!

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So; my rear tyres were needing to be replaced, and sourced them this week. Got them both fitted for £25, with all the trimmings. Brill. 

 

Drove out of the tyre place, and felt a fair bit of difference. Again, all good. This is where I realised it was the placebo effect taking hold. 

 

I've always known that tyres on first fitting are always crappy, and you have to wear them in a little bit before they grip as they should. But I would NEVER have thought it would be so noticable on the Evora.

 

Heading round a roundabout at 25mph (a large roundabout) which I can normally take far quicker (and safely too!). Back end stepped out of line (partly due to being wet), and I found myself sideways on a roundabout, with a bus behind me, ever-so-close to the curb. Luckily the bus was a slow starter from his junction, otherwise he would have been firmly planted up my jacks. Never have I had to reverse on a roundabout due to being 90 degrees to the road and rather close to the inner curb!

 

So just a heads up to new owners out there who havent had their tyres replaced yet. I'm not a speed-demon, but even I was shocked. The age old addage of 'dont be stupid' isnt good enough. Treat it like a child, and wrap it in bubblewrap for a little bit. I've officially scared myself stupid, purely for taking a roundabout at normal speed.

 

Now; time to buy new undies.

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Yep, they do need a few miles to wear off the release agent. However, it might be worth re-checking your tyre pressures sooner rather than later too. 

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Yep, check the pressures. I remember coming off a roundabout on opposite lock after a new set of tyres in the Excel. They were 36 PSI and should have been 24!

Mind you, you have TPMS so assume they were OK?


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Good advice there Tom. Glad you came off safe...except the pants of course!

 

Buddsy


 

"Belief is the enemy of knowing" - Crrow777

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Worse on a motor bike


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Very true, broke two ribs finding out the hard way.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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