As if you don't already know, Tire Shine and its companion products are quite possibly the worst thing you can put on your bike. I had already learned this lesson by hearing horror stories from other riders and on other message boards, but a buddy of mine didn't believe me. Long story short, we washed our bikes on base last Saturday with plans to ride out to see the St. Patty's Day parade in Columbia, SC. He pulled the Tire Shine out, ignored all of our warnings and protests, and proceeded to apply it to the sidewalls (not the tread) of his tires. Later that night, taking the highway to Columbia, he low-sided his brand new R6 hard on an offramp. He's got some nasty road rash on his left elbow (Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket ripped) and a football sized rash on his right leg (jeans). Other than the abrasions, he's good to go, but his bike ate it. Both sides are trashed, and his subframe is bent from the bike cartwheeling when it hit the grass. But at least his tires are shiny...