The 5 best ways to get your tyres road-ready

Published: 18 January 2017

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As a motorcyclist you want to keep your bike in the best possible condition - including your tyres.

Tyres make surprising amount of difference to the bike's performance - both in terms of fuel use and longevity...let's be honest, tyres aren't cheap!

We've compiled a list of excellent products that will help keep your tyres in fighting shape and ready to tackle the road ahead.

Slime For Tubed Tyres - £7.99 RRP

Slime for Tubed TyresDon’t let the name fool you - Slime for Tubed Tyres is an excellent product for repairing and maintaining your motorcycle tyres.

This non-aerosol, non-flammable liquid can be injected directly into your bike’s tyres via the valve stem, where it remains fluid. Should your tyre get punctured the slime is miraculously forced into the hole due to the tyre pressure - forming a flexible, long-lasting plug.

Slime boasts that this can last for 2 years and will save you both time and money in the long term.

For just £7.99 both MCN and our customers think this is a worthwhile investment.

 

 

MotoGP Tyre Pressure Monitor - £19.99 RRP

MotoGP Tyre Pressure CheckerThis official MotoGP Tyre Pressure Monitor is a must to ensure safe motorcycle riding.

By maintaining your bike’s tyre pressure you will not only preserve the longevity of your tyre but it also optimises fuel usage and with fuel prices on the up this is becoming increasingly more important.

This flexible tyre pressure monitor includes a digital display monitor, PSI / BAR / kPa / kg-CM selectable pressure ratings and a battery life display.

We think this is a must-have and our customers agree.

 

 

Gear Gremlin Tyre Lever Set - £12.99 RRP

Gear Gremlin Tyre Lever SetGear Gremlin have produced a solid, durable set of tyre levers that are well worth the investment.

They’re excellent for replacing motorbike tyres and tubes, with smooth sides and angles to make them comfortable to use.

There are cheaper alternatives in the market but rarely do they come anywhere near this level of quality.

They come highly recommended by both our customers and MCN.

 

 

Bike It Digital Tyre Tread Depth Gauge - £13.99 RRP

Bike It Digital Tyre Tread GaugeA highly accurate tyre tread depth gauge that can also check disc pad and brake shoe wear.

To stay on the right side of the law we strongly recommend checking tread depth on a regular basis and it doesn’t get much simpler than this.

Bike It have produced a high quality gauge that can measure using both metric and imperial units and can also be used on any car tyre to boot.

Good value for money? Both MCN and our customers think so.

 

 

Bike It Rep & Air Motorcycle Puncture Repair Kits - £29.99 RRP

Bike It Rep & Puncture Repair KitThis excellent bit of kit is used by the AA and RAC breakdown services and is included with most modern BMW motorbikes - and for good reason!The kit provides a facility that can repair tyre damage without the need to remove the tyre from its rim.

The pack is made up of two kits - for tube and for tubeless motorbike tyres, typically this includes:

Tubed Tyres - 4 cartridges (12gm each), 1 adaptor, 1 repair patch set and 1 slotted valve cap, set and instruction manual.

Tubeless Tyres - 3 cartridges (12gm each), 1 adaptor, 3 super sealastict repair plugs, 1 special cement BL tube and 1 inserting tool.

MCN think this is a great bit of kit to invest in and our customers agree.