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Tire wear in the center of the tread pattern tells you that the inflation patterns are too high. Too much pressure can cause the contact patch to shrink and the center of the tire to carry all of the load.
FRONT LEFT SIDE TIRE WEAR: NOTE: "LEFT"& "RIGHT" are herein referred as one is sitting on the bike. Thanks to Ron Fentress who provided me with a '98 Valkyrie which exhibited excellent wear patterns after some 7,000 miles of mostly city driving on the OEM Dunlops D206's.
Tire Tread Wear Patterns. Outside Edges: Tires that are worn on the outside edges have been underinflated. There is excessive contact with the outer edges of the tire and the road surface as the vehicle travels down the road.
Tire rotation patterns. Rotating your tires isn't as simple as it might sound. There are specific tire rotation patterns that should be followed, based on these factors:
Tire tread wear in the center of the tread pattern tells you that the inflation patterns are too high. Too much pressure can cause the contact patch to shrink and the center of the tire to carry the entire load.
If the last two rotation patterns do not provide even wear, dismounting, mounting and re-balancing will be necessary to rotate the tires. Vehicles that use different sized directional wheels and tires, and/or wheels with different front and rear offsets with directional tires will require dismounting, mounting and re-balancing to rotate tires.
A tire (American English) or tyre (British English; see spelling differences) is a ring-shaped component that surrounds a wheel's rim to transfer a vehicle's load from the axle through the wheel to the ground and to provide traction on the surface traveled over. Most tires, such as those for automobiles and bicycles, are pneumatically inflated structures, which also provide a flexible cushion ...
Conventional tires used on 99% of all bicycles are "clincher" type, also known as "wire-on." They consist of an outer tire with a U-shaped cross section, and a separate inner tube. The edges of the tire hook over the edges of the rim, and air pressure holds everything in place. Many people suppose ...
The tread of a tire or track refers to the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the road or the ground. As tires are used, the tread is worn off, limiting its effectiveness in providing traction.A worn tire can often be retreaded.. The word tread is often used casually to refer to the pattern of grooves molded into the rubber, but those grooves are correctly called the tread ...
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