What are the real trade-offs in ‘riding on the dark side’ and what, if any, are the dangers for trading off your speciality designed motorcycle tires for the ubiquitous and often inexpensive car rubber? Tire expert, T. J. Tennent talks about this controversial topic from a scientific, analytical and legal standpoint. And Jamie Cheek, the VP of sales in North America talks with us about a couple of their communications systems, the Packtalk Bold and the Freecom 4+.
On this episode we talk about converting tube type rims to tubeless, the Outex Tubeless Kit and we talk to two companies who help arrange renting a motorcycle from a fellow rider.
In a follow up to last week’s episode, we discuss tire pressure monitoring systems and offer up a couple of easy options. Darryl VanNieuwenhuise tells the story behind Cyclops Adventures, as well as explains the Cyclops TPMS. And Chris Keeble rides a highly customized Indian motorcycle around Australia, turning each weekend in to a theme ride, looking for churches, graveyards, water or a particular color. At 60 years old, she’s a firm reminder that age is just a number as she plans her trip around the world.
What could possibly go wrong when flying your motorcycle in to Panama? Spencer James Conway and Cathy Nel picked up their bike, had their paperwork in order, and were on their way again when they ended up the targets of a criminal sting. After a harrowing experience, they barely got out of Panama. And we also talk about tires, not about the actual tires themselves, but tire facts. What causes tires to cup? How much pressure can you run? How do you tell how old your tire is? We talked to a tire expert and got all these these answers and more.
Are you buying the right tire for your motorcycle's intended use? Find out how tread patterns are designed, how the tire compound affects traction and why tire inflation may cause you to lose your blocks. Learn how to make tire changing a breeze, great insider tips and techniques.
Flat tires will stop your adventure quickly but it's a non-issue if you have the correct tools and the know-how. David Peterson, inventor and owner of BestRest Products, has some great tips and instruction for motorcycle tire repair, both for tubeless and tube type tires. We discuss some new tools and techniques that you may not have heard about before.