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Glutton for punishment

Every time I change a tyre I run into some little issue and end up saying "never again." The easy bit... But, the WR is only a little bike, how hard can it be? Let's get to work Turns out it is tricky and tubes can be pinched.  Something to be said for tubeless tyres alright... Got there in the end And then tonight. Remove axle nut and that's it... Then after much sweating... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Andrew Thomson, Mighty Mouse, WR250R


Out with the old...

So, on getting home from the TT2000 the rear E-07+ on the Tenere was looking reasonably second hand and just prior to meeting the Aussie Invasion it decided that it would generate a slow leak.  At 5,500km I was not that impressed - the previous Dakar versions of the E-07 wore a lot better and gave me all the "off road" performance I needed. So, with not more Dakars available I decided swap [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Dakar, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere, Tenere


Tyre Wrangling

Man, how I hate it...wrestling Adv tyres on and off is a serious wrestle when done in my shed... Anyway, got a wee ride coming up next months and the bike also needs a WOF so today was the day to finally put on that front E-07 that has been in my shed for over a year and also to chuck one of the new E-07+'s on the rear. Here's a couple of pictures to try and show what a new E-07 front looks [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere


Tyre Wrangling

Man, how I hate it...wrestling Adv tyres on and off is a serious wrestle when done in my shed... Anyway, got a wee ride coming up next months and the bike also needs a WOF so today was the day to finally put on that front E-07 that has been in my shed for over a year and also to chuck one of the new E-07+'s on the rear. Here's a couple of pictures to try and show what a new E-07 front looks [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere


A Buyer’s Guide For Speciality Tyres and Wheels

Unless you’re into car customisation and street racing, you probably haven’t thought much about your tyres. Most cars on Australia’s roads come with all-season tyres that do well in most conditions, and the majority of drivers don’t need much more. Because most of us never swap our tyres for anything but a generalised set, we don’t know what sort of performance gains we can get with specialty tyres. Below, you’ll find out everything you should know about purchasing specialty rims and tyres. Si...
Tags: Australia, Autos, Wheels, Tyres, Custom, Other News, Motor Exclusive Auto Industry News, Tyres and Wheels Buyer Guide


A Buyer’s Guide For Speciality Tyres and Wheels

Unless you’re into car customisation and street racing, you probably haven’t thought much about your tyres. Most cars on Australia’s roads come with all-season tyres that do well in most conditions, and the majority of drivers don’t need much more. Because most of us never swap our tyres for anything but a generalised set, we don’t know what sort of performance gains we can get with specialty tyres. Below, you’ll find out everything you should know about purchasing specialty rims and tyres. Si...
Tags: Australia, Autos, Wheels, Tyres, Custom, Other News, Motor Exclusive Auto Industry News, Tyres and Wheels Buyer Guide


How to Maintain Your Car’s Tyres in Dubai

Did you know that faulty tires contribute to 5 percent of all the accidents in Dubai? Amid the soaring temperature in the UAE, every motorist should make it a priority to get the car tires properly checked before hitting the road. Ensure that the car is maintained as per the recommended levels if you don’t [...] The post How to Maintain Your Car’s Tyres in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Uae, Tyres, Living in Dubai, Dubai Transport


Re-rubbering

Unfortunately no matter how good tyres are they still tend to wear out after a while and it's a bit of an inconvenience to this particular motorbicycle rider.  I guess the tyre manufacturers don't mind quite so much...This time around my PR4's only gave just under 10,000km which is definitely not as good as I have done on them before.  The front possibly still had some life in it but the rear was starting to get the little cracks across the centre of the tread.Now, I'm pretty good at putting dow...
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson


Time for a change...

...eventually.  And I'm not complaining...On Friday night I finally replaced the rear E-07 Dakar on the Tenere.  To say that the Dakar version has impressed me is a bit of an understatement. This tyre has done just under 10,700km.  The previous E-07 (not the Dakar version) did just under 9,000km and the one I replaced on the Vee made it to nearly 8,500km.  6,500km of this tyre's life was on last year's TT2000 trip where the bike was loaded up to the gunnels and hammered around the South Island ...
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, South Island, Tyres, Dakar, Andrew Thomson, Vee, Super Tenere, Waikaremoana Road


McLaren Sports Series Gets Winter Tires from Pirelli

It is not really recommended that you bring out your sports car during the cold and wet months. But if you are adamant you need to drive your McLaren Sports Series this winter, the company has got your back. They have teamed up with Italian giant Pirelli to get you some extra grippy tires.  The McLaren Winter Wheels and Tyres set is the package put together for your safety and enjoyment, and it feature four four, 14-spoke Lightweight Forged wheels in Stealth finish, fitted with Pirelli MC So...
Tags: Autos, Mclaren, Tyres, Pirelli, McLaren Automotive, McLaren Winter Wheels, Pirelli MC Sottozero, Carl Whipp


Job done

Yep, the job is finally done.  not only has the Connie finally got two nice new PR4's on but she even flew through her WOF check so is good for another year.  Not bad for an old girl... The rear tyre actually went on fairly easily so I'm not sure whether I'm getting used to the job or if I was just lucky.  I can however say that the road tyres are easier to get on than Adv ones. The other day Geoff asked me how many k's I got out of the old set of 4's and it's ended up being just over 10,600km...
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Geoff, Feilding, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson


Half way...

...through another major wrestle... Yeah, finally getting around to fitting the next set of rubber to the Connie. This time around I got the tyre off fairly easily and then was really surprised at how easy the new one slipped over the rim.  But then it was time to set the bead...This proved pretty tricky for some reason and in the end I resorted to pulling the valve out of the stem, letting my compressor work a full head of steam (well, air) and then blow the tyre up.  The bigger volume of air...
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson


Got grip

Well, I hope so after all the effort!Today was tyre changing day on the Tenere - after slithering around all over the place the other day it was time to ditch the Tourances and slap on more familiar (and grippy) E-07's.First up was the front. Front wheel removal was a piece of cake After the wheel was off it was time to grapple with tyres.  Plenty of soapy water and my bead braking axe soon had the old tyre off and then it was time to put the new rubber on. Lots more soapy water and ...
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Mark, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere


PR4 GT half life (?) review

Well Geoff has been raving about his PR4's on his wee Suzuki so I thought that maybe I should give a quick  review after 6,700km on the 280kg Connie.First up some terrible pictures - I don't seem to be able to take a tyre photo that can actually show tread depth...Rear Front Bad pictures they may be but I'm pretty happy with the wear on them and they look like they've got a few more kms left in them.  Maybe a photo in ten days time will show a different story...Geoff has already raved abou...
Tags: Tyres, Geoff, Suzuki, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson


Fly-tipper sought to blame imaginary twin brother for his crimes

A fly-tipper who blamed an imaginary identical twin for illegally disposing of car tyres has been sentenced for his crimes [Author: Telegraph Reporter]
Tags: Crime, Waste, Fly, Tip, Twin, Telegraph Reporter, Mappereley, Disposal, Tyres, Brother, Imaginary