Check tire pressure before riding, when the tires are cold. This will provide the most accurate reading, as riding
warms the tires and increases tire air pressure. Adjust tire pressure as needed based on the total weight of your
intended load. Refer to the tire pressure table on page 110.
Inspect the tire sidewalls, road contact surface and tread base. If inspection reveals cuts, punctures, cracks or other
wear or damage, replace the tire before riding.
Tire Tread Depth
Wear bars (raised areas at the base of the tread) are easily visible tread depth indicators. When the road contact sur-
face has worn to the top of the wear bars, replace the tire. See page 111.
Inspect all cargo restraints when carrying cargo. Make sure all restraints are tightly secure to prevent cargo from shift-