Motorcycle Tyres in Doncaster
For quality tyres come to Doncaster Motorcycles. From cheap tyres to premium brands we have the tyres to suit you
Doncaster Motorcycles are able to supply the riders of Doncaster with the tyres that they require for their motorcycling needs. Whether you want the well known brands such as Pirelli, Michelin and Bridgestone, a more reasonably priced tyre to suit your budget or a race tyre for those track days we can supply them all.
- Tyre Width: Measurement of the width of the tread, in a straight line from one side to the other. Almost always a three-digit number.
- Aspect Ratio: The ratio of a tyres width as a percentage of its height; the higher the number, the taller the tire. Usually a two-digit number.
- Rim Diameter: Measurement of the rim, from one lip to the other, in inches.
- Radial Construction: S code designating the weight a tyre is designed to bear, ranging from low 20s to high 80s.
- Speed Rating: An alphabetical code designating the speed a tyre is designed to run at safely, when properly inflated and loaded, from J-Z.
Tyres can perish over time so you will also find DOT markings on the tyre, these indicate the date of manufacture of the tyre. This will be a four-digit code: the first two digits indicate the week of the year it was made (1-52), and the last two digits indicate the two digit year it was made. (So a tyre with a date code of 0812 was made in the eighth week of 2012.)
Tips for new tyres
1. Inflation:- Maintain the correct pressure in your tyres. Under or over inflation can have a negative impact on handling and wear.
2. If in doubt keep it original:- If you are unsure what tyres to purchase it is best practice to replace the old ones with new ones of the same specification.
3. Keep the weight off the tyres when not in use:- If your bike isn’t in daily use it is a good idea to keep your bike on stands to take the weight off the tyres and prevent ‘flat-spotting’. If you don’t have stands try rolling your bike backwards and forwards a few inches every few days.
4. Raise tyre pressures with a passenger:- 1 – 2 psi at the front 2 – 3 at the Rear.
5. Break them in gently:- Ride at an easy pace for the first 100 Miles preferably in the dry and make sure there are bends in both directions to break in the side walls as well.
6. NEVER PUT TYRE SHINE ON MOTORBIKE TYRES.
Please contact Doncaster Motorcycles in Doncaster on 01302 364311 or complete our contact form if you have any questions about your tyres. And remember if in doubt ASK