Motorcycle tires are the only thing that stands directly between you and the road on which you ride. For your safety, you are going to need to make sure that you maintain your tires as well as possible in order to avoid having them skid out. Here are some steps that you need to follow to keep your tires functioning perfectly and to keep yourself safe.
1. Monitor Your Air Pressure
To monitor your air pressure, you have two real options. The first option is to check the air pressure of your tires each time that you ride to ensure that the tire pressure is correct and that you will have an even surface on which to ride your motorcycle. You can use this by carrying around a gauge with you at all times and using it to manually check your tire pressure. Your second option is to pay the extra money to install a motorcycle tire pressure monitoring system, or motorcycle TPMS. This type of system simply checks the tire pressure of your motorcycle at all times, compares it against values that are pre-programmed into the system that act as the acceptable tire pressure range, and then alerts you if the current tire pressure falls above or below those values. Check this system every time you ride.
By checking your tire pressure each time you ride, you will be able to head off any problems immediately and keep yourself safe on the road. You will also be able to prevent the tire from wearing unevenly, meaning that you will not have to replace your tires as quickly.
2. Check for Leaks And Use the Right Patch
If you are constantly having to put air in your motorcycle tires, you might have a leak. Take the tire off of the motorcycle and put it in a dish with soapy water, or spray soapy water all over the tire. Then, look for air bubbles on the surface of the tire. This is where you need to patch. To patch the tire, make sure that you use a motorcycle patch, rather than a bicycle or car tire patch. If you don't you will end up applying a patch that does not give you motorcycle as much traction as it needs and could endanger yourself. Motorcycle patches also have a larger contact area than car patches, allowing for faster water dissipation. If you put a car patch on your motorcycle, you might skid out because there is too much moisture on your tires.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in selling TMPS for motorcycles.