When it comes time to replace your old OEM Bridgestone Tyres Birmingham on your motorcycle, we are at a loss as to what to purchase. In damp environments, grip on tarmac can be lower by up to two-thirds.
When Choosing Tyres, Keep the Following Points in Mind:
1) The Type of Grip You Desire:
If you prefer dry traction on the tarmac, you require tyres with the most area of contact with the road. That also means no tread grooves whatsoever! Slick tyres are also used in motorsport. Slick tyres also need a lot of time to heat up before they begin gripping, so they’re almost never used on the road.
These tyres will also perform poorly in wet on-road conditions because they lack grooves for draining water during moisture operation. Slush, rocks, and topsoil will necessitate a deeper tread pattern and, like, a button. The greater the distance around two studs/buttons, the freer the soil. A double-purpose tyre will still have densely packed buttons as it needs to undertake well on the road surface as well as a little off-roading. Therefore, the contact patch must be nice for more grip.
2) Tubeless (Tl) Versus Tube-type (Tt):
If your bike has alloy wheels, you should use tubeless tyres. Tubeless Tyres Birmingham has the advantage of not leaking air abruptly and deflating slowly in the event of a puncture. Removing the wheel from the motorcycle when repairing a TL is not essential. It is repairable on the bike on its own. Long-distance tourers will appreciate how simple it is to repair. You must not add tubeless tyres on the wheel rim. It will result in an accident.
3) Load Capacity:
It is written on the sidewall of the tyre and reflects its ability to support the bike’s weight. Do not choose a tyre with a lower Load rating than the one specified on your OEM tyre.
4) Tyre Width and Rim Size:
Fitting any arbitrary tyre on any spontaneous rim is dangerous. For example, a tyre specification of 120/80 x 17 indicates a tyre width of 120 mm, and a tyre height (radial proximity from the rim to the outermost layer of the tyre) of 80% of 120 mm. Then the rim diameter in inches of 17 inches. Rim width is not specified in a tyre specification. For example, rim width: 2.15j denotes 2.15 inches. A 2.15j rim, for example, can sustain a maximum tyre width of 120 mm.
There are numerous charts on the internet that will indicate the fattest tyre that your current rim can support. Perplexing! So the general rule is that you can use a wider tyre on your motorbike than what the OEM provides.
5) Space Between the Hinge and the Tyre:
The extent to which your favourite fatter tyre must be modified.
This clearance is critical because the tyre can rub against your swing arm or other parts of your bike, particularly when the bike is going through a hole in the road. What happens if the tyre punctures and there isn’t sufficient room for the flattened tyre? You can fit a fatter tyre to your current bike by adjusting the chain to pull the rear tyre further back.
You may need to add an extra link to the chain to do just that. You may also need to cut the chain shield to create clearance.
6) Tyre Compound (Soft/hard) Used in Tyre Manufacturing:
The tyre compound is among the most important factors, much more essential than the contact patch. A smoother tyre compound grips better than a comparable hard compound tyre. However, a softer chemical tyre will wear faster, resulting in shorter tyre life. A tyre with a harder compound has less on-road grip but it will last longer. The chemical of the tyre will not make a difference much on pure loose soil, as in off-roading, but the tread depth and tread pattern will.
A dual-intent tyre will have a nice mixture of hard and soft compounds that can last long while off-roading. You will get a good grip on the tarmac because of its softness, which is difficult to obtain.
7) Tyre Cross-section Profile – Round/flat:
Race bike tyres will have a rounder profile, which is ideal for manoeuvring at high speeds. Touring bike Tyres Birmingham has a more flat profile to provide a good contact patch while driving directly ahead. Always check with the manufacturer to see if a specific tyre width can really be mounted on specific rim width.