I just got a 82 yamaha xz 550 its in great shape saw a picture on line of a xz with knoby tires on it. It looked pretty cool does anybody know how big i can go on both the front and rear tire or has anybody put an dual sport tire on one of these bikes???
Soooooo how pist off would you be to get a punture in rear tyre and realise tyre stuffed so get back to your flat ,park it right outside door .take wheel off after putting bike on car jacks as no main stand. next day drop off to shop to fit new one. then go to work . finish work pick up tyre and head home to fit . only to find someone has backed into bike and no one saw nothing aye.
well my 200 dollar punture has turned into a 600 dollar repair ,replacing 1 inch to 7/8 handlebars is a prick
I set off on Monday Morning on a 3 day quest to Taranaki to find some family history. Just out of Te A, I got above the fog blanket and stopped to admire the view of the sun shining onto the hills and trees standing above the fog.
Photos just dont do justice to natures beauty sometimes. From there, it was back into the fog right through to Awakino, when the sun finally took over. A friend had said that Buggsy would struggle up Mt Messenger, but the little
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This will be the last posting for the week on this topic. It has been a very comprehensive coverage of the basics without getting too technical, but sufficiently detailed to allow you to take this technical knowledge with you to your street, track or race bike. A personal thank you to everyone that took the time and good conscience to cut and paste the information into forums globally for the benefit of our community at large, so heres the last
Day 4: tire pressure affecting chassis balance
No need to preach about carcass temps but let's take a closer look at the effects of pressure on the carcass. The cold pressure will ideally grow 5-7psi while on the track or 3-5psi on the street. What does that growth do to the contact patch size? How does that affect rake and trail and weight transfer?
Small bikes (GP250, 400, 650 twins) use very high corner speed and therefore load the outside and sidewall tire heavily
Day 3: Carcass dynamics
Have you ever sat on the tire you are buying to see if the carcass will hold your body weight?
Have you ever pushed on the tire to see how it will flex?
Have you ever pulled on the sidewalls to see how much they will deflect?
Have you ever measured the new tires circumference once it is fully inflated?
Have you ever mixed brands between front and rear tires?
Day 2: What do you use to inflate your tires?
I figured that would create an instant emotional response to get your attention!
Street riders will get air from anywhere usually. Track riders from the track day service provider and racers from either their own supply or from the race tire service brand provider at the event.
Has a percentage of water vapor in it naturally. When we get compressed air it may have a lot more water vapor in it.
As this information is critical to ALL riders, please cut and paste all this information into forums, websites and rider groups that you belong to so we can make all riders safer. That's my mission and has been since 95, so every day I will be looking at the share numbers to see YOU are doing your bit for OUR community at large to save lives and reduce injuries.
Tire carcass heat:
As many of you posted from all over the world, you are all shooting in the dark on tire carcass
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