Michelin Motorcycle Tire Repair

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Why do tires wear at different rates?

The final mileage a tire covers in the course of its life depends on 7 major factors:

  • Some are directly under the rider’s control: inflation pressure, load carried, vehicle speed, riding style (braking and acceleration).
  • Some cannot be controlled and mean that riding style has to be adapted:
  • road use: winding roads, type of surface,
  • off-road use: nature of the terrain (sand, stones, mud, …), ambient temperature

A single factor may have a not inconsiderable influence on mileage performance; if several factors are combined, wear will be much greater.

The tread is responsible for the greater part of the tire’s grip on the road. As wear progresses, its ability to evacuate water diminishes: this means that speeds have to be reduced on wet surfaces.

Remember to check your tires for wear regularly.

How do you check tire wear?

Wear must always be checked at several points on the tire.

This check can be done using a depth gauge or by observation of the wear indicators on the tread (identified on the sidewall by a symbol when they are present).
If the legal or technical wear limit is reached, the tire must be removed and replaced.

When and how do you inspect tyres?

Tires must be inspected regularly to detect any irregular wear and any damage.
Proceed in the following order:

  1. Tread: to detect the presence of foreign bodies, cuts, localised damage or irregular wear
  2. Sidewalls: to detect impact damage (pavement, pot hole, etc.). cuts, crazing or abnormal deformation
  3. Rim / bead heel zone: to find any traces of friction or damage to the rim.

Any perforations, cuts or deformations visible on the tread, the sidewalls or in the bead zone must be examined thoroughly (both inside and out) by a tire professional. The same applies to any damage to the rim.

In all cases, do not continue to ride on tires showing signs of damage such as distorted or visible bead wires, separation of rubbers or fabrics, damage by fatty or corrosive substances, mottling or abrasion of the internal rubbers resulting from running under-inflated.
Each time the vehicle is inspected, check that the valve caps are in good condition. Replace them in case of doubt.


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Michelin Pilot Power Tire - Rear - 180/55ZR-17, Position: Rear, Tire Size: 180/55-17, Rim Size: 17, Speed Rating: (W), Tire Type: Street, Tire Construction: Radial, Tire Application: Sport, Load Rating: 73 67624
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  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Tubeless high-performance radial for track or performance street riding
  • Unprecedented lean angles: 50.6 on dry pavement, 41.9 on wet pavement
  • Progressive handling even in extreme situations; offers superb feedback at the limit and maintains stability under hard acceleration
  • Grooved area less than 12% of tread pattern for phenomenal cornering adhesion
2009-09-09 10:08:24 by -

Time is money! You snooze you lose

Salesmen, pay attention, here's a customer speaking. I was a serious buyer, yet got ignored by one salesman and he probably lost the sale.
First I called my usual Honda motorcycle dealer and ordered some OEM parts, but also got quotes on tires. He didn't have much to offer and quoted me on Bridgestones, which according to my research later were the bottom of the range. Front and rear, he quoted $230 tax included.
Then I asked my mechanic for advice, he says choose other brands like Michelin and that he has a contact named so and so at another shop.


3d brows 2012-02-19 14:47:46 by -

Ex-Wife Also Buys New; I Buy Used.

As part of our divorce, Ex gave me the Explorer she bought new for $35k. Although it was 5 years old, it had only 22,000 miles on it and was perfect! And Ford bought me a new set of Michelin tires to replace the original Firestones!
I've owned over 50 cars, trucks, vans & motorcycles --- only 1 new!
I NEVER PAID a DIME for them! IOW, on average I sold them for what I paid -- or MORE (3x more in one case!). Sure, I added oil, replaced batteries & tires -- routine maintenance for any car, new or used.

When my free, perfect, 24k Explorer was stolen, Insurer gave me $11k! I then bought a Honda Accord from a neighbor for $100 (still going strong after 3+ yrs, w/ 276k miles on it)!
When son was 14, he bought a motorcycle from a neighbor for $75; it had been stored...

Michelin Michelin M62 Gazelle Scooter Tire - Front/Rear - 2.75-17, Tire Size: 2.75-17, Rim Size: 17, Position: Front/Rear, Speed Rating: P, Tire Type: Scooter/Moped, Load Rating: 47 64989
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  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Designed for precise steering, excellent traction and easy maneuverability
  • Highly resistant to tread cuts and casing damage
  • Specially formulated rubber compound for outstanding durability and low operating costs
  • Deep tread pattern for long wear
Michelin Michelin Pilot Power Tire - Front - 120/70ZR-17, Load Rating: 58, Rim Size: 17, Speed Rating: (W), Tire Type: Street, Tire Construction: Radial, Tire Application: Sport, Tire Size: 120/70-17, Position: Front 92557
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Michelin)
  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Tubeless high-performance radial for track or performance street riding
  • Unprecedented lean angles: 50.6 on dry pavement, 41.9 on wet pavement
  • Progressive handling even in extreme situations; offers superb feedback at the limit and maintains stability under hard acceleration
  • Grooved area less than 12% of tread pattern for phenomenal cornering adhesion
Michelin Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear 180/55ZR17 Motorcycle Tire
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  • NOTE - SAFETY WARNING: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, mounting, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Dual-compound sport touring tubeless radial
  • Revolutionary X Sipe technology delivers all-weather performance without compromising tread life or handling
  • 2CT two compound technology in both front and rear tires
  • Features a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders and a wear-resistant compound down the middle; front tire features a wider soft-compound than the Pilot Road...

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