Give you guys a rundown of whats going on..
Today it got up to 70.. Went out for a quick ride on some of the back roads around my house to enjoy the weather. When I got back I parked her in the driveway to start giving her the wash that she was overdue.
I went in the house and got all of the carwashing stuff I have, took it back out and washed her up. Was trying to get this road tar off my back wheel when I noticed I had some Armor-All wheel cleaner.. sprayed it on there and that shit wiped right off.
It worked so well.. I was thinking well why dont I give this Armor All tire shine a shot??
Bad Thing # 1:
It wasnt until I had the whole back tire done that I thought I should check the label and see if its safe for my tires. The label said "not safe for treads, not safe for cycles" so I was thinking if that was bicycles or motorcycles.. and then I noticed the shit was running off the sides into the treads.
So I grabbed the hose and sprayed the back tire off real good, trying to get the shit off. Water didnt really get the job done so I said fuck it I will go for a ride and get it out of there.
Bad Thing # 2:
Had a really good aggressive run around some twistys.. the tires held up fine and everything.. I got to the point where I felt like there were no adverse affects to me applying it. I turned around and headed home, there is a S curve right before the entrance to my neighborhood that I love to rip into (35 mph zone).
Coming out of the S I am usually doing 75-90, today was no different. I straighten up coming out and apply both brakes.. it wasnt after a few split-seconds that I realize I am not slowing much, and then I had that feeling like I was on ice..
My back wheel is locked up.. FUCK
I released the back brake and fly past my neighborhood doing about 50. When I turned around I went by my neighborhood and saw a almost perfectly straight black line of about 100ft worth of my back tires rubber.
So the verdict is in.. I am getting new tires.. Im replacing both and I am not cheaping out on them.
Not sure if I want to keep the stock Battlax's.. a friend of mine said he has had the same experiences I have with the wheels locking up and not making any sound.
...Still waiting on the 3rd bad thing.. the Texans won (I was convinced that was gonna be it)
I will let you guys know what it is when it happens.