Posted 7/12/2016 7:59 AM (#89834) Subject: tire issues
Location: Billerica MA
My Bonneville/ velorex rig runs Metzler me 880 tires. You can practically watch the tires wear down. What tires do you all run with success? I think the Metzlers rubber is too soft ..... any tire brands out there with harder rubber?
Posted 7/12/2016 10:51 AM (#89838 - in reply to #89834) Subject: Re: tire issues
In very general broad terms, lower priced sidecars tend to be harder rubber and as such last longer and even if they do not last longer, at least the tires where less expensive.
Alignment also plays a role, not only are toe and lean out important but also wheel lead. The more wheel lead, the more tire wear. I find often with Velorex rigs as Velorex has no proper way to adjust wheel lead other then placement of their front lower universal type clamp they often tend to have to much wheel lead.