Checking your motorcycle's tire pressure is an important maintenance task that should be done regularly to ensure your safety on the road. NepaliWheels heavily promotes and emphasizes regular two-wheeler parts checkup and accessories change so that the riders as well as their two-wheelers are safe.
Below we listed easy guide to checking the tire pressure on your two-wheelers:
1. Gather the HANDY tools:
- You'll need a tire pressure gauge, a tire pump and obviously the two-wheeler’s tire. Nowadays, a digital tire pressure gauge is the most accurate, but an analog one would work perfectly.
2. Locate the recommended tire pressure:
- The recommended tire pressure for your motorcycle can usually be found in the owner's manual or on a sticker on the motorcycle itself. “The average PSI(Pounds per square inch) for a scooter’s tire would range between. 24-36 psi and for a motorcycle it would range between 30-50 psi.” It is important to use the recommended tire pressure, as underinflated or overinflated tires can affect handling and increase the risk of a crash.
3. Check the tire pressure:
- Remove the valve cap from the tire and press the tire pressure gauge onto the valve stem. The gauge should provide a reading of the tire pressure. If the pressure is too low, use the tire pump to inflate the tire. If the pressure is too high, use the gauge to release some air from the tire.
4. Check both tires:
- Repeat the above steps for both tires, as the front and rear tires may require different pressures depending on the type of two-wheeler one is riding.
5. Always DOUBLE CHECK!!
- When checking your tire pressure, make sure to also inspect the tires for any signs of damage or wear. Look for cuts, punctures, or bulges, which can indicate a problem with the tire that needs to be addressed. Precaution is always better than cure.
6. Replace the valve cap:
- Actually the most important step, Once you've finished checking the tire pressure, replace the valve cap on each tire. If the valve cap is not attached back on the tires, risk of leakage is higher. It's important to check your motorcycle's tire pressure regularly, ideally before every ride.Checking your tire pressure should be done at least once a month, or more frequently if you're driving long distances or in extreme temperatures. It's also a good idea to check your tire pressure before a long road trip. It's also a good idea to check the tire pressure when the tires are cold, as the pressure can increase as the tires warm up during riding. Over time, tires can lose pressure naturally due to temperature changes and other factors. It's important to check your tire pressure regularly to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive and to prolong the life of your tires.