Worn tires need to be swapped out for a safe and smooth ride. If you’re ready to change out your machine’s tires, it’s best to go with the same size as the ones that were provided as OEM equipment. However, if you have a sport bike or a dirt/dual-sport ride, you can experiment with slight differences in style and size. The tires you choose will depend on how you ride, what you ride, and what your needs are. In the end, it’s all about improving ride quality for you and your passengers. BikeBandit.com has a variety of tire styles and sizes to choose from, including 23” motorcycle tires.
Here are some situations when bike tires should be replaced:
Select the tire you need based on your machine and the type of riding you do. Cruiser or touring bikes need tires built for a smooth ride and longevity. Sport bikes need tires that handle and grip, especially for track use. These tires will give you more mileage but will not last as long and give you less traction and smoothness. Adventure bikes need tires that can handle split duties between on- and off-road riding. Dedicated off-road tires are available for off-road-only bikes or dual sport rides.
Be consistent about maintaining tire pressure. Underinflated and overinflated tires have a negative impact on tire wear, handling, and load. If you don’t ride daily, keep your bike on stands so that you take the weight off the tires. Too much weight, too often, causes flat-spotting. If you don’t have a stand, roll your bike and the tires backwards or forwards a few inches periodically. Break in your tires gently by riding at an easy pace for about 100 dry, not wet, miles. Ride along curves to break in the sides.
Find your choice of OEM and aftermarket bike parts and accessories at BikeBandit.com, especially 23” motorcycle tires. We have a Best Price Guarantee, which means we match advertised prices of any authorized online retailer on OEM and aftermarket items. Get fast, free shipping on all orders over $99, and get rewarded on every purchase you make through our Bandit Bucks Rewards program.
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