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Post  rmccutchan on Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:25 pm

How do you check the tire temperature? I don't think I have a thermometer around here that will give me a good reading. I would like to keep an eye on it for a while, if for nothing else, curiosity.
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Post  quadancer on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:46 pm

Dood, that's amazing...and probably good to know for the rest of us on our "little" bikies.
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Post  rrounds on Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:47 pm

rmccutchan wrote:How do you check the tire temperature? I don't think I have a thermometer around here that will give me a good reading. I would like to keep an eye on it for a while, if for nothing else, curiosity.
This works ok
http://www.harborfreight.com/non-contact-laser-thermometer-96451.html
and this is what I have for my bike(mine has 4 monitors) and I use it on my car that does not have TPMS when we go for a long drive.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TIREGARD-MOTORCYCLE-TRAILER-TIRE-PRESSURE-MONITOR-Sensor-KIT-NEW-/380351792915?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&vxp=mtr&hash=item588ebbc713

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Post  coldweatherfreak on Sat May 04, 2013 1:57 am

rmccutchan wrote:How do you check the tire temperature? I don't think I have a thermometer around here that will give me a good reading. I would like to keep an eye on it for a while, if for nothing else, curiosity.

meat thermometer




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Post  quadancer on Sat May 04, 2013 8:28 am

Some math fun:

Semitractor and trailer: 40,000 lbs. / 18 wheels = 2,222 lbs per tire

car: avg. weight 3,596 lbs. + 4 passengers (600) /4 tires = 1049 lbs. per tire

Bike, 2up: 750 lbs. + 300 / 2 wheels = 525 lbs per tire, actually less in front and slightly more in back.

You wanna HURT it, you gotta do something really STOOPID!!!
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Post  rrounds on Sat May 04, 2013 12:36 pm

quadancer wrote:Some math fun:

Semitractor and trailer: 40,000 lbs. / 18 wheels = 2,222 lbs per tire

car: avg. weight 3,596 lbs. + 4 passengers (600) /4 tires = 1049 lbs. per tire

Bike, 2up: 750 lbs. + 300 / 2 wheels = 525 lbs per tire, actually less in front and slightly more in back.

You wanna HURT it, you gotta do something really STOOPID!!!
My truck & trailer had an M/T wt. of 30,000 lbs, loaded I would tip the scales at 80,000 lbs
But it doesn't make any difference what you drive or how heavy you are, heat will kill any tire. Get a standard car tire up over 160 deg. for very long and it can fail. The higher the temp. the sooner the tire will fail.

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Post  quadancer on Sat May 04, 2013 7:58 pm

I gotcha; I just thought that the MT weight of the big truck compared to loaded cars and bikes was significant on it's own.
That said, a maxout payload scaling at 80,000 lbs. and we got 4400 lbs. per tire. Amazing to me that it's even LEGAL to run recaps!
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