Tire wear, pressures, reading etc.

Contact Patch: Reading Tire Wear 1

By | 2018-03-30T09:20:09+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: All, Tires, Video|

Reading rear tire wear. Whats' the point? Every issue presented SLOWS you down, and, increases your risk of crashing. We combed through piles of used Bridgestone, Dunlop, Michelin and Pirelli rear tires to conduct some tire reading exercises. Hot tears, cold tears, geometry tears, wrong compound issues, and even some perfect wear. Remember, in today's [...]

Contact Patch: Tire Warmers

By | 2018-03-30T05:14:20+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, How-To, Tires, Video|

Street tires are, among other engineering traits, compounded to heat up quickly. Slicks, uh, no. For whatever reason it seems the stickier the tire, the longer it takes to heat up; even hyper sport tires vs touring tires. Hence the tire warmer. Dave explains their use and abuse. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  [...]

Ask Dave: Tire Circumference

By | 2018-03-28T05:44:28+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: All, Free, Tires, Video|

You would think all 180/55 rear tires are the same "size". They are in relationship to the wheel/rim. Otherwise, not so much; particularly with regard to circumference, which can significantly alter the handling characteristics of a motorcycle. Freemium Video.  Enjoy.  To view Premium content, please Subscribe or Login. [...]