FAQ

How to remove a motorcycle tire

How long do motorcycle tires last?

around five years

Do motorcycle tires have to be balanced?

Virtually all motorcycle tire manufacturers recommend that their tires be balanced.

When should you change your motorcycle tires?

Manufacturers recommend tyres over five years old should be checked, regardless of how much tread they have left. At 10 years old they should be replaced even if the tread is like new. This is because the tyre compound hardens over time, diminishing grip which relies on softness in the compound.

Can you ride on a plugged motorcycle tire?

Yes, it’s safe to ride on a plugged tire but only for a limited distance. Tire plugs are designed to be a temporary solution rather than a permanent repair. They will enable you to ride to the next available motorcycle repair shop and either replace the tire or get it properly patched and plugged. Well, wait a second.

Can you plug tubed motorcycle tires?

The processes for tubed and non-tubed tires is different, but both tires can be made rideable again (at least enough to get you home). Plugging a non-tube tire is the easier of the two. Patching a tubed tire requires you to remove the wheel, popping the bead and pulling out the tube to fix it.

Can you use fix a flat on motorcycle tires?

Fix-A-Flat is a tire sealant used as a temporary fix for tire leaks. It is not recommended for use in motorcycle tires, especially ones with an inner tube. Sealants are used to seal leaks on wheels to plug the leak for a short while and buy time until the next available repair station.

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