Tuesday Tips - How To Inspect Your Tires
Knowing how to inspect your tires, as well as knowing when to replace them is very important in order to make sure your bike performs well and your ride is safe. We will go over the factors you will need to look at in order to determine if your tires are safe to ride with or if you should replace your tires.
Step 1: Tire Thread Depth
The wear of your tires is very easy to identify as most tires have a tread wear indicator molded into them. You want to make sure the rubber on your tire is at least 1mm over the thread wear indicator. If it isn’t, then it is time to get a new tire.
Step 2: Tire Pressure
You would want to check your owner’s manual for suggested OE tire pressure. You will need a tire pressure gauge in order to check your tire pressure. Once you have the gauge, you will have to insert it into the valve stem on your tire. If the PSI is below the number in your manual you will need to add air to the tire, and if it is over you will have to let some air out.
Step 3: Overall Condition of the Tire
You want to inspect your tires and see if there are any cracks or disintegration of the rubber on the tire.