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How to replace motorcycle tires

How long does it take to change a motorcycle tire?

Takes 5-10 minutes to change a flat on the road, depending on how well the tire/tube/rim wants to cooperate. It really depends on the tire/rim. In the shop, an “easy combo” takes me about 7 minutes. A harder one, probably about 12 min.

Do you have to balance a motorcycle tire?

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

How many miles do motorcycle last?

50,000 miles

How many miles are motorcycle tires good for?

3,700 miles

Why do motorcycle tires wear out so fast?

Sportbike tires are meant to provide maximum grip so they are a soft compound that wears quickly. When you only have 2 tires you need more grip than you do in a car, and that’s why you get more wear than your standard car tires.

How often should you change motorcycle oil?

every 2,000 miles

Should you replace motorcycle tires in pairs?

When the front presents enough tread life, you don’t need to replace it with the rear. However, if there is physical damage or the tire is over five years from the manufacture date, you should replace them both. Many seasoned touring riders typically replace the front every second rear tire change.

Are wider motorcycle tires safer?

Not necessarily. Safety is a result of friction and grip. The higher the friction, the more the tire will grip the surface. But for any given weight of the motorcycle on that given wheel, spreading it out over a wider area will reduce friction, even though the contact area is higher.

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