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TestPilot1 11-04-2011 10:54 AM

Tire Question
I got a few craks over the surface of my front tire. I don't know if that means it's time to replace it. Someone please help me out.

pushrod 11-04-2011 12:14 PM

Cracks on the tread, or on the sidewall?

On the tread = New tire.

Sidewalls- watch them and keep the tire until the tread is gone.

The old term for the sidewalls cracking was 'age checking'. Ozone and/or overzealous cleaning, or simply old age cause that. It's usually only cosmetic.

The Spaceman 11-04-2011 12:41 PM

1. Buy a can of Kiwi Black shoe polish.
2. Apply polish liberally on sidewalls of tire.
3. Check air pressure and set per mfg. specification.
4. Ride...RIDE....RIDE like the WIND,'re FREE, FREE, WILD AND FREE!

The_AirHawk 11-04-2011 01:10 PM

"I certify that the tire is good for 200mph - I made it, after all..."

Easy Rider 2 11-04-2011 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by TestPilot1 (Post 269224)
I don't know if that means it's time to replace it.

Which surface?
How wide/deep are these cracks?
How old are the tires?
What kind of bike?

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