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How can you tell if your tires are worn out? - May 10, 2007, 02:04 PM

Does the penny trick work for motorcycle tires as it would for a car?
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Depends on the kind of riding you do.

Lots of highway or commuting : The tire will look kinda like a pyramid with the top cut off ... flat and no tread in the middle. Try not get down to the wear bars before you change the tire.

Lots of twisties : Center has some life left to it but the sides a re either going smooth and slippery or there is no tread contact left.


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May 10, 2007, 02:10 PM

When you start seeing little shiny threads under the rubber.













Yes. I'm joking... but I have had a tire that long once.


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Depends on the kind of riding you do.

Lots of highway or commuting : The tire will look kinda like a pyramid with the top cut off ... flat and no tread in the middle. Try not get down to the wear bars before you change the tire.

Lots of twisties : Center has some life left to it but the sides a re either going smooth and slippery or there is no tread contact left.
What is a wear bars?
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What is a wear bars?
The shinny silver metal wires that hold the tire together ... you'll know it if you get that low.


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What is a wear bars?
If you look between the tread you will see small rubber "bars"

As the tire wears, the bars wear...also the bike will tend to require more effort to turn the bike as the middle turns flat.

Safest bet is to change them out if you're in doubt...or ask someone to meet up and take a look at them.


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Check this article out:

http://www.rattlebars.com/valkfaq/tirewear/

may help!


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Check this article out:

http://www.rattlebars.com/valkfaq/tirewear/

may help!
Good find Chris!


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hopefully it will be helpful!


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Good find Chris!
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