View Single Post
Old 10-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #39
Studly Adventurer
DiasDePlaya's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Santiago, Chile
Oddometer: 650
Basically there are two types of motorcycle tires treads. Treads perpendicular to the direction of travel and the treads in diagonal direction.
If the tread is perpendicular to the direction of travel in that direction are installed will have no effect on the behavior of the wheel. The designs are made diagonal to remove water from the contact area towards the edges as the wheel rotates, so these treads make an arrowhead in the direction of rotation, both the front and rear wheel. If installed inverted the arrowhead tread could accumulate water towards the contact area, facilitating the aquaplaning.

"Ya veras como quieren en Chile al amigo cuando es forastero"
Traditional song
DiasDePlaya is offline   Reply With Quote