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Getting your Tyres Ready for the Road


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Motorcyclists always want to make sure that they are able to maintain their vehicles in the best condition that they possibly can, and that includes their bike’s tyres.

Tyres can have a big impact on the performance of a motorbike in terms of both its longevity and the amount of fuel that it consumes, and they are also rather expensive to buy and replace, making it all the more important to ensure that they are well maintained. The good news for motorcyclists is that there are some superb products available on the market today that can be a big help in ensuring that tyres remain in excellent shape, and keep your motorcycle on the road for a long time to come.

Slime for Tubed Tyres

Slime for Tubed Tyres is the name of a non-flammable, non-aerosol liquid that is able to be injected straight into tyres via your bike’s valve system, and thereafter remains in fluid form. In the event of a puncture, the slime then is forced inside the hole thanks to the pressure of the tyre, thus creating an enduring and flexible plug that can last as long as two years and save you both money and time. Slime for Tubed Tyres is available from retailers at an average cost of around £7.99.

Gear Gremlin Tyre Lever Set

This solid and very durable tyre lever set from Gear Gremlin is well worth the £12.99 average price investment, due to the fact that it is terrific for replacing tubes and tyres, and also very easy to use thanks to the smooth angles and sides. Although there are some alternative sets that are available at a cheaper price, this is by far the highest quality version available in today’s market.

MotoGP Tyre Pressure Monitor

In order to ensure the safety of your motorcycle riding, the MotoGP Tyre Pressure Monitor is a wise purchase. Maintaining the tyre pressure on your bike not only helps to get more out of your fuel usage but also ensures that your tyres will last longer. The monitor also comes with a battery life display, a digital display monitor and selectable pressure ratings.

Bike It Rep & Air Puncture Repair Kits

The breakdown services of both the RAC and the AA make use of this kit. It comes with the great majority of modern BMW motorcycles, offering the facility to repair tyre damage but without having to take the tyre out of its rim in order to do so. Two kits make up this pack, allowing it to be used on both tubeless and tube motorcycle tyres. The tubeless tyre kits include:

  • Three 12gm cartridges
  • three super sealastic repair plugs
  • one inserting tool
  • one special cement BL tube
  • one adaptor

The tube tyre kits include:

  • Four 12gm cartridges
  • one repair patch set
  • one slotted valve set
  • instruction manual
  • cap
  • one adaptor

The Bike It Rep & Air puncture repair kits for motorcycles are available from retailers at an average price of £25.89.