Using the right kind of tires on your motorcycle can help prevent accidents and damage to your vehicle. If the wrong tires are used, are over-inflated, or are not inflated enough, you could be at risk of injury. Worse yet, if they’re installed incorrectly, you could lose a tire and be thrown from your vehicle.
Who could be held responsible if your tires fail on you? It could be a fault with the manufacturing of the tires or with the way they were installed by a mechanic or other professional. Your injuries, in that case, could be referred to in a claim against the party you believe is responsible for your injuries. Your attorney can help you get together your information to file a formal claim, but in the meantime, learning the importance of proper inspections and maintenance may help your case.
When your tires are not inflated enough, it makes it hard for you to drive. It can cause heavy steering or cause damage to the wheel itself. On bumps, you may not be able to control your bike.
If the tire is over-inflated, then there is another issue. As the tire heats up and expands, it may not be able to be held together any longer, allowing it to pop. A sudden flat tire on a motorcycle could lead to a serious collision.
If you had work done on your motorcycle and the wrong tires were installed, it can cause a failure of those tires and damage to your vehicle. If the tires don’t correspond to the load its bearing, for example, they could leak or pop, causing an accident.
Source: Motorcycle Industry Council, “Tire Guide,” accessed Oct. 21, 2015