Are Your Motorcycle Tires Treading Well

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					Tires! Tires are a vital component on your tire. They are the sole contact with the road. It is, therefore, extremely

important for your own safety to inspect your tires before heading out on the road. There are several ways to

check the safety of your tire and it could mean the difference between life and death. Let us look at how to ensure

that your motorcycle tires are roadworthy.

First, check for any type of puncture on your tire. Sharp-ended objects lodged in your tire like nails, screws, bits

of glass or other foreign objects lodged in your tires could lead to a blowout or a flat. If you have tubeless tires, if

the seam is airtight or air is escaping. Check if there and cuts or cracks on your tire. Be thorough. This could help

you avoid preventive accidents.

Second, check the pressure of the tire. You can use a tire gauge to check the pressure of your tire. You do not

have to do this before every ride. Under/Over inflated tires can lead to poor handling, uneven or excessive wear,

and poor performance so it is important to check at least once a week. The best time to check your pressure is

when your tires are cold before you start riding because when you start riding tires generate heat building up the

pressure in your tires. Make sure the inflation is to the proper level to ensure you have a smooth ride and

maintain your balance on the road. Proper pressure also allows your motorcycle cycle to have a better

performance. In contrast, having low air pressures may cause the tire to separate and it may even cause some


Third, always check your tire treads regularly because it is vital to the overall safety of your motorcycle. If you

have worn out tires, you will have a longer stopping distance therefore your bike will not be effective during

emergency stops. They also have low or zero wet traction. The recommended tread depth of tires is 32 seconds

of an inch means, below this means you should be heading to the shops to get a new one.

Fourth, rims play a very important role in keeping the tires for a long period of time. It keeps the shape more

intact. If you are having a spoke rim, it is important that you tighten them correctly to prevent any damage. Use a

professional to tighten them up for you since they are more skilled on securely tightening them plus they have the

proper equipment to do so. If your rims are solid, this may cause your tire to dent and wear faster and even

cause them to wobble along the way.

Taking care of your motorcycle tires is very important. Keep them free from any kind of problem that could

possibly cause a much greater problem in the futur

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