1. New Tires


As the snow builds up outside and you’re spending time wrenching on your bike in the garage, take a look at the condition of your tires. If the wear bars are close to showing, now would be a good time to spoon on some new rubber. Yes, you could probably get a few more miles out of them, but losing half of a day changing tires right at the beginning of riding season seems like a fool’s economy. Plus, you’ll get to wrench more on your bike and get to visit your local bike shop to buy the tires and wait while they are mounted on your rims. Even if you change your own tires, you should still visit the shop because you never pass up on the opportunity to spend some time commiserating with fellow PMS sufferers.

How To Change Your Motorcycle Tires

When the snow melts and the new grass starts to poke its tender blades above the ground, you can charge into your riding season, knowing that nothing stands between you and amassing as many riding miles as possible while others are just beginning to shake off their winter dust.

  • Alexander Pityuk

    I try extremely hard to not think and forget about my bikes during the winter. So no maintenance mid-season for me.

  • Born to Ride

    I thought winterizing your ride meant putting on a layer of thermal underpants? Oh wait, this article must be for the poor miserable souls that don’t have a 365 and 1/4 day riding season. God, how I pity them…

  • Old MOron

    Well, I’d been avoiding this article because I hate maintenance, and because I live in SoCal, anyway. But this is good advice and well-written. Just the other day, I was lamenting that my wear bars are nearing prominence. Aw shucks, I’ll have to get off my ass soon.