168 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Tire Pressure Inspection
Remove the air va lve cap.
Check the tire pressure often, using
an accurate gauge.
Make sure to install the air valve cap
Measure the tire pressure when the
tires are cold (tha t is , when th e m o-
torcycle has not been ridden more
Tire pressure is a ffected by changes
in ambient temperature and altitude,
and so the tire pressure should be
checked and adjusted when your rid-
ing involves wide v ariation s in tem-
perature or altitude.
A. Tire Pressure Gauge
Tire Air Pressure (when cold)
250 kPa (
2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
290 kPa (
2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi)
Tire Wear, Damage
As the tire tread wears down, the tire
becomes more susceptible to puncture
that 90% of all tire fa ilures occur dur ing
the last 10% of tread life (90% worn).