Before you set out on a ride, one of the single most important things you can do is to check your two tires. Because your tires are the only things connecting you and your bike to the road, they should never be neglected.
Frequent tire inspections are important for checking things like your tire pressure. During this time, it is critical to also conduct a quick visual inspection for cuts or objects that could be embedded into your tires. These inspections should be done before each time you ride for your own safety and also because tire pressure should always be checked when tires are cold.
Additional things to pay attention to can include your valve stem covers and tire tread. If your valve stem covers are cracked or missing, it is important to replace them to make sure that air stays in and does not leak out. Also, tire tread shouldn’t look worn out. If there are bald spots or if your tires have flat spots or are becoming cupped, your tires most likely need to be changed before you ride your motorcycle again.
Of course, our Bloomington motorcycle injury attorneys know that you can’t avoid every wreck because you checked your tires, but checking your tires can help minimize your risks of being injured in a motorcycle crash.
Even a rider with new tires can get injured in a wreck due to the negligence of another driver. If you were hurt in a Illinois motorcycle crash—no matter if you have new tires or not—you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, damages, lost income and more.
Call Hupy & Abraham for a free consultation toll-free at 866-532-4800, and also request a complimentary guide, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.