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How To Inspect and Maintain Motorcycle Tires - A Step by Step Guide

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How to Check Tread Levels
How To Inspect and Maintain Motorcycle Tires - A Step by Step Guide

Make sure tire tread is not lower than the top of Washington's head when a quarter is touching the bottom of the tread groove.

Photo © Basem Wasef

Adequate tire tread not only ensures tire integrity, it allows water to be channeled away from the contact patch, which helps maintain grip under wet conditions.

Using a quarter, ensure that when placed within the tread groove, there's enough tire tread to extend past the top of Washington's head. If it doesn't, it's probably time to replace your tire.

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