Tire Replacement

See Figure 82. Tire wear indicator bars will appear on tire tread surfaces when 1/32 inch (0.8 mm) or less of tire tread remains. Arrows on tire sidewalls pinpoint location of wear bar indicators. Always remove tires from service before they reach the tread wear indicator bars (1/32 of an inch/0.8 mm tread pattern depth remaining).

New tires are needed if any of the following conditions exist.

1. Tire wear indicator bars become visible on the tread surfaces.

2. Tire cords or fabric become visible through cracked side-walls, snags or deep cuts.

3. A bump, bulge or split in the tire.

4. Puncture, cut or other damage to the tire that cannot be repaired.

Figure 82. Tread Wear Indicators for VRSCA


Only install original equipment (stock) tire valves and valve caps. A valve or valve and cap combination that is too long may interfere with (strike) adjacent components, damage the valve and cause rapid tire deflation. Rapid tire deflation could cause loss of control and could result in death or serious injury.

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