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Old 11-04-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:14 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:41 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:16 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by TestPilot1 View Post
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?
'11 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 C
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