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Does anyone know of something I can spay on my bike tires to make them a bit more rain / water resistant?

Just asking.

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i have never heard of such thing. probably does not exist that i am sure about.

your current tires may be already out-dated so check the date and if they are 5 years old you need to replace them. old tires usually get hard and are scary to ride on the wet. i highly recommend the dunlop elite 3 for the goldwing.
 

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i have never heard of such thing. probably does not exist that i am sure about.

your current tires may be already out-dated so check the date and if they are 5 years old you need to replace them. old tires usually get hard and are scary to ride on the wet. i highly recommend the dunlop elite 3 for the goldwing.
+1. I would be very wary about spraying anything on mine.
 

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what do you mean by water resistant tires are sealed from the inside and if they loose air do not ride them ....
 

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I would be HYPER careful about getting ANYTHING on the tires.
armorall can kill you, minimally make you drop it
Even brand new tires, I'll wipe down vigorously with denatured alcohol
 

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I don't understand the question.
 

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I must also admit a lack of understanding? Unless he means shiny stuff like used on car tires? If so, not a good idea on the bike.
 

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Sounds like it's time to buy tires.
 

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Does anyone know of something I can spay on my bike tires to make them a bit more rain / water resistant?

Do you mean mud resistant?

There are plenty of tire foams that do a good job of lifting mud off tires. But you don't want the shiny tire products, they will cause the tires to slip and slide. You can use those products on the sidewalls of car tires, but its too risky on MC tires. A bit of shiny stuff getting on the thread area could end in tragedy.
 

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Just about every vinyl treatment I have ever bought, says "Do not use on motorcycle tires" in the instructions. Just washing them is about all I have ever done. Are they just ugly/dirty? Or are they getting cracks in em? Out in the desert, folks use tire covers on their motorhome tires to protect the rubber from the sun whilst they are parked, but I have never heard of a chemical treatment. jimsjinx
 

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I watched a guy in California purchase a brand-new CBR and heard the salesman tell him to take it easy the first 20 miles or so, because they put brake fluid on the sides of the tires to make them shiny. The new rider goosed it leaving the parking lot and (you guessed it) the back tire broke free and the bike went straight down--hard. Pieces of plastic went every where.
 

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I've been putting tire shine on my side walls on every bike I've ever owned and have never laid one down(knock on wood)and when i go in to a curve I'm almost horizontal
 

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I've been putting tire shine on my side walls on every bike I've ever owned and have never laid one down....
I almost did, once. I used Armorall tyre shine on the sidewalls and thought I didn't get any on the threads. Took the Wing down the road (a minor downslope from my house) at the usual low speed to the first junction, braked. The Wing slid forward across the stop line and into the junction and in the path of oncoming traffic.
I will never put anything shiny on a bike tyre again.
 
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