We want to remind all of our riders who purchased Bridgestone motorcycle and/or dirt bikes tires that are eligible for the $40 Visa pre-paid rebate card to submit your claim form by April 11, 2015
Additional Tire Installation Accessories
If you found your tool box was without some of the tools needed to get your new tires on and properly inflated then check out some of these items that should get you back riding in no time.
Rim strips keep the spoke nipples from puncturing the tube. Rim strips run on the inside of the tire along the tube to separate the tube from the nipples on the inside of the wheel. Yes, duct tape works as a cheap and dirty method but don't be surprised if your competition using real rim strips rides past as you tend to a flat tire.
Tire irons give you leverage (or that versatile third arm) so you can work the tire around the wheel and get it on without pinching your fingers and damaging the tire plus a whole lot less frustration. Tire irons come in the standard size and in a BIG size which some mechanics and do-it-yourselfers prefer.
Rim protectors help prevent the tire iron from damaging the wheel rim during tire changes.
The bead tool helps keep the bead (the edge of the tire that sits on the wheel) down and in place while you use other tire changing tools. Essentially, this handy little tool keeps your tire from popping off the rim as you try and work it around the wheel to get it in place.
Tire Changing Stands
Get off the floor! There's an easier way. Tire changing stands take the aggravation out of changing those tires. Change tires standing up at a level that is most comfortable for you. Save your knees and your back with a tire changing stand.
So now you're all set. You've successfully put together a new set of tires and wheels for your dirt bike and it's time to ride. Except there's one last thing needed before you head to the track. You need air in those tires! Skip the trip to the gas station and fill those tires with air in your garage. You likely already have some type of air pump if you have mountain bikes or kids with bikes but if you don't or looking to upgrade we've got several options to consider.