Tips on Motorcycle Tire Maintenance

Tips on Motorcycle Tire Maintenance

THE MOST IMPORTANT MOTORBIKE MAINTENANCE YOU CAN PERFORM Even if you are not mechanically inclined, routinely checking the pressure of your motorcycle tires is something that needs to be included as part of your riding experience. You can have your local dealer handle most of the other service items for your bike, but you need […]

April 14th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Tire Tips on Matching Front and Rear Sets

Motorcycle Tire Tips on Matching Front and Rear Sets

MATCHING FRONT AND REAR MOTORCYCLE TIRES MEANS GREATER HANDLING AND STABILITY OK, just to be sure we’re considering the obvious, you need to buy motorcycle tires in matching sets. Motorbike tires are designed by manufacturers to work together as a front and rear team to give you maximum performance. Here are a few tire tips […]

April 6th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Tire Tubes

Motorcycle Tire Tubes

OUR LIFE-SUPPORTING MOTORBIKE INNER TUBES With the advent of tubeless motorcycle tires, fewer bikes use inner tubes than in the past. However, there are still plenty of on- and off-road bikes that do use them. Motorcycle inner tubes act like a balloon inside of our tires. Maintaining the correct air pressure inside our tubes is […]

March 29th, 2009 by MCg 

Continental Tires and Those German Engineering Roots

Continental Tires and Those German Engineering Roots

CONTINENTAL TIRES FOR MOTORBIKES Continental (Conti for short), is one more mega company that makes tires for riders all over the world. And just because that didn’t keep them busy enough, they also make auto brake systems, vehicle stability control systems, engine injection systems, as well as other parts for the automotive industries. Conti is […]

March 21st, 2009 by MCg 

Bridgestone Motorbike Tires

Bridgestone Motorbike Tires

FOUR FUNCTIONS OF MOTORCYCLE TIRES Motorcycle tires need to perform four functions: 1) Support the motorcycle 2) Transmit traction and braking forces to the surface 3) Absorb surface shocks 4) Maintain and change travel direction Over the years, tire manufacturers have continued to improve the performance of those characteristics, all in pursuit of a better […]

March 13th, 2009 by MCg 

Avon Tyres (Whose Gonna Teach Them Brits How To Spell?)

Avon Tyres (Whose Gonna Teach Them Brits How To Spell?)

AVON TYRES: “MADE IN ENGLAND” Regardless of how you spell “tires,” Avon makes ’em. And they’ve been doing it a long time. This company has its British roots going back to 1885, although it was actually in 1904 when they started churning out tyres for cars and motorbikes, vans and trailers. Since then Avon has […]

March 5th, 2009 by MCg 

The Dark Side of Digital Tire Gauges

The Dark Side of Digital Tire Gauges

Why I Don’t Like Digital Tire Gauges Let’s be clear: I’m not a guy who hates technology. In fact, I welcome the improvements it brings to life. For example, I pack much more compact photo equipment on my motorcycle trips than I did in the past, and I can more readily share and reproduce the […]

February 25th, 2009 by MCg 

Pirelli Motorcycle Tires: Italian-Bred Motosport Rubber

Pirelli Motorcycle Tires: Italian-Bred Motosport Rubber

Pirelli Motorbike Tires Tire manufacturer, PIRELLI, is a big name in the motorcycle racing world. The company is based in Milan, Italy, and has been around since 1872, when it was founded by Giovanni Battista Pirelli. Additionally, they make tires for cars. No surprise there, as for most motorbike tire manufacturers, the automobile world is […]

February 18th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Tire Repair Kits: Hoping To Never Need One

Motorcycle Tire Repair Kits: Hoping To Never Need One

No Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit? The benefits of motorcycle riding are obvious to even those that do not ride: A sense of unrestricted freedom. The disadvantages of riding are just as obvious to those that do not ride: A lack of protection from the elements and particularly a lack of protection in the event of […]

February 14th, 2009 by MCg 

Tires for Harley Davidson

Tires for Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tires Check out the link below for whitewall and blackwall (but not too many off-the-wall) motorcycle tires, including Michelin and Dunlop (and others), for your HARLEY DAVIDSON. If you’re into whitewall motorcycle tires, you may want to visit this link for a little history of whitewall tires. (Whitewalls can offer a more […]

February 10th, 2009 by MCg 

Michelin Motorcycle Tires: Like a Fine French Wine

Michelin Motorcycle Tires: Like a Fine French Wine

Michelin Motorcycle Tires: Born in France Ahh, the French. Famous for great wine, word-class food, fine art and Michelin motorcycle tires. Well, actually, probably more folks in France (and elsewhere in the world) are more aware of Michelin automobile tires, but only because they have not been personally enlightened to the finer pleasures of two […]

February 7th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Racing Slicks: Don’t Wear These Tires at Home

Motorcycle Racing Slicks: Don’t Wear These Tires at Home

Motorcycle Racing Slicks (Racing and Track Day Only) There are LOTS of motorcycle tires in the world. But among the most unique are that aggressive and highly competitive breed of MOTORCYCLE RACING SLICKS. Racing slick tires are, as the name denotes, for racing (or for track days). These tires are NOT made for street riding. […]

February 4th, 2009 by MCg 

Metzeler Motorcycle Tires: More Mature Than You and I

Metzeler Motorcycle Tires: More Mature Than You and I

Metzeler Motorcycle Tires Metzeler has been making motorcycle tires for longer than the combined years that you and I have both been riding. (And I’ve been rockin’ and rolling on motorbikes since about the time the Rolling Stones unleashed “Gimme Shelter” to the world). As one of the industry’s most mature motorcycle tire makers, METZELERhas […]

February 2nd, 2009 by MCg 

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires: Made in Buffalo, NY

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires: Made in Buffalo, NY

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Dunlop makes motorbike tires for high-performance/sport bikes, touring bikes, sport-touring motorcycles, off-road machines, dual-sport bikes, tires for desert riding, OEM tires, tires for Harley-Davidson, tires for scooter and vintage bikes as well as racing tires, trials tires and even tires for 4-wheel vehicles (go figure!). In short, Dunlop makes a lot of […]

January 30th, 2009 by MCg 

Nitrogen Tire Filling System

Nitrogen Tire Filling System

Why Nitrogen for Tires? As more and more drivers and bikers are looking for nitrogen to fill their car and/or motorcycle tires, should you get a NITROGEN TIRE FILLING SYSTEM for your shop? Nitrogen has been used to inflate aircraft tires to minimize expansion and contraction as a result of extreme changes in ambient temperature […]

January 27th, 2009 by MCg 
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