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How to Check Your Motorcycle Tire Pressure

Checking the Tire Pressure Is a Matter of Safety

Tire pressure affects your motorcycle handling, steering, and braking performance, as well as your motorcycle's fuel economy, all of which are essential features. Tires with inadequate pressure wear out sooner and can jeopardize your safety.

Therefore, it is advisable to check your tire pressure at least once a month. If you don't know what the recommended pressure is, you can check it in the user manual of the motorcycle or on the sidewall of the tire if you want to know the maximum pressure. Read on to learn more!


Checking a Cold Tire

To measure the pressure correctly, the tires must not have been used in the last 2 hours or not have been driven extensively.

On the other hand, if you cannot measure it when cold because you do not have a pressure gauge and the gas station is far away, consult the manufacturer's recommendations to find out what would be the correct inflation equivalent with hot tires.


Visual Inspection

When you are checking the pressure of your tires, you can take the opportunity to give a visual inspection of the state of the tires to rule out any damage such as signs of breakage and low treading. You can also check after the trip to see if the motorcycle has any objects embedded in the tires. 


Over-Inflation Is Not Safer

Over-inflated tires generate a rougher ride. They are more prone to damage caused by surface hazards, and wear caused by uneven surfaces. It's best to find a middle ground where the tires are sufficiently inflated, but aren’t at their maximum pressure so that you are safer on your trip. 


Check Your Gauge

You would think that service stations would have accurate gauges on their air hoses, but this is not always the case, and sometimes their data is not accurate. Instead, use your own gauge to make sure you have a safe ride and accurate reading. 

By the way, digital tire gauges are usually more expensive, but they offer better quality. We recommend buying one to regularly check the tire pressure of your motorcycle and conveniently carry it in your motorcycle bag.


Check your Tires Before Your Next Trip!

Checking your tire pressure on your motorcycle is a simple task. However, you must know how to do it and have the proper tools to perform this task. You should constantly check the condition of your tires and avoid overinflation to extend its lifespan. This way, you'll have much safer rides.

At Wolfman Luggage, we have an expert team ready to help you ride safely and get the accessories you need. Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!