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    Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    Is the legal tyre tread 1.6mm?

    Just checking that i need 4 and not two new tyres!

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    just use the wear indicators on the tyres!

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    like rich says if the wear indicators are showing / level with the tread on more than just the very outside or inside you need new ones, infact probably before but that's when they'll be illegal.

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    Rich,

    I know this sounds dumb but what is
    the tyre wear indicator? what does it
    look like. I have looked for this before but i didnt really know what
    i was looking for.

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    little bumps in the tread grooves.

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    Might sound stupid, but I couldn't actually see any earlier today!

    Either that's really bad, and they've worn way to far! Or i'm just being stupid (i expect the latter!).

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    I thought that the legal limit was 1.6mm but I've always used 2mm as a rough guide as tyres can wear unevenly.

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    For you guys trying to find them they should also be indicated on the sidewall of the tyre with an arrow or some such rubbish then you just need to look across the tread for either raised patches deep in the tread on new ish tyres or a flat spot connecting the tread blocks together across the tyre in very worn illegal tyres.

    If in real doubt pop down halfrauds and by a tread depth gauge ~ 7 from memory.

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    Yes 1.6mm

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    Yes the legal limit on car tyres is 1.6mm but I always change mine at 2mm

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    1.6mm for cars
    1.0mm for motorbikes

    and visible tread for mopeds/scooter!

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    [ QUOTE ]
    Is the legal tyre tread 1.6mm?

    Just checking that i need 4 and not two new tyres!

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    [/ QUOTE ]


    At least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band in the centre of the tread and around the entire circumference ( the edge's can be bald [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img])

    and the wear indicators are 2mm on most new tyre now

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    Don't some tyres make an audible whine when they are down to the legal limit? Obviously while moving!

    I thought the Eagle F1s did this?

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    my good years are noisy but still legal. (still up off the tread wear guides)

    ill be glad to get rid of them

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    Goodyear Eagle F1s are noisy anyway

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?



    here you can read all about it:

    www.2pass.co.uk/tyres.htm

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    just run your finger through the grooves on the tyre and you will come across one eventually.

    RIch

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

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    Goodyear Eagle F1s are noisy anyway

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    true, even goodyear admitted that.

    But mine seem to be getting worse. road noise has been on the increase recently.

    They are comming up to replacement time.


    ill be going back to my Mitchelins. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif[/img]

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

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    1.6mm for cars
    1.0mm for motorbikes

    and visible tread for mopeds/scooter!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yup, slightly scary for mopeds. It needs to be at least 1mm over a constant 75% but if it is less than 50cc you just need the tread to be visible over the complete tread!

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    Re: Quick question - legal tyre tread?

    saw top gear a few years back testing tyres and they said 3mm for wide performance tyres. but that was just their advise.

 

 

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