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FRONT LEFT SIDE TIRE WEAR: NOTE: "LEFT"& "RIGHT" are herein referred as one is sitting on the bike. Thanks to Ron Fentress who provided me with a '98 Valkyrie which exhibited excellent wear patterns after some 7,000 miles of mostly city driving on the OEM Dunlops D206's.
Tire Tread Wear Patterns. Outside Edges: Tires that are worn on the outside edges have been underinflated. There is excessive contact with the outer edges of the tire and the road surface as the vehicle travels down the road.
Tire rotation patterns. Rotating your tires isn't as simple as it might sound. There are specific tire rotation patterns that should be followed, based on these factors:
Today's performance tire and wheel trends have provided the need for two additional tire rotation patterns. The "Front-to-Rear" (Figure D) pattern may be used for vehicles equipped with the same size directional wheels and/or directional tires.A "Side-to-Side" (Figure E) pattern may be used for vehicles equipped with different sized non-directional tires and wheels on the front axle compared ...
Etymology and spelling. The word tire is a short form of attire, from the idea that a wheel with a tire is a dressed wheel.. The spelling tyre does not appear until the 1840s when the English began shrink fitting railway car wheels with malleable iron. Nevertheless, traditional publishers continued using tire.The Times newspaper in Britain was still using tire as late as 1905.
Off-road tires used in mud or dirt feature individual knob patterns to allow the tire to bite into the surface and lever the sides of the tread to get a better grip. Given the smaller contact patch, these tires tend to wear quickly when used on asphalt (depending on type of rubber). Mountain bike and motorcycle tires. Mountain bike and some motorcycle tires feature tread similar to off-road ...
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Tire Guide. While the primary function of tires is thought to be simple in terms of supporting the weight of the vehicle and transmitting traction and braking force to the road surface, Hankook Tire takes it a step further by putting focus on its customers to provide the most comfortable driving experience.
Radial or bias ply tires? Radial tires have plies that run perpendicularly across the tire and belts (often made of steel) running below the tread around the tire’s circumference.
Commercial Tires. Commercial vehicles are king of the road.Truckers drive over 750,000 miles every day in the United States. With all that driving, drivers must depend on reliable commercial tires.