Motorcycle Roadworthy and Tyres

Wheels and Tyres: Ensuring Safety and Roadworthiness at Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics

At Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics, we understand the crucial role that your motorcycle's wheels and tyres play in maintaining safe and controlled riding. Proper tyre selection, maintenance, and tread depth are essential for optimal performance and roadworthiness. Here's a breakdown of key regulations regarding wheels and tyres as outlined by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) (

Wheel and Tyre Compatibility:

  • Matching Tyres and Rims: All your motorcycle's wheels (including any sidecar wheel) must have tyres with the appropriate size for the specific rim. This ensures proper fit and weight distribution.
  • Load Capacity: Both the tyres and rims must be strong enough to safely support the weight of your motorcycle when fully loaded with cargo or a passenger.

Tyre Condition and Safety:

  • Free of Defects: Your motorcycle's tyres must be free of any visible damage or defects that could compromise safety while riding. Our mechanics will thoroughly inspect your tyres during a service to identify any potential issues.
  • Speed Rating: When manufactured, each tyre must have been rated by the manufacturer for safe use at your motorcycle's top speed. This ensures the tyres are designed to handle the forces generated at high speeds.

Choosing the Right Tyres:

  • Expert Advice: If you're unsure about the right tyre and rim combination for your motorcycle, our team of experienced mechanics can provide expert advice, considering your motorcycle model and riding style.
  • Tyre Specialists: Most reputable tyre specialists can recommend the appropriate tyre based on your motorcycle's specifications and desired performance characteristics.

Tread Depth and Legality:

  • Tread Pattern and Depth: All your motorcycle's tyres must have a clearly visible tread pattern with a minimum depth of 1.5mm across the entire primary tread area. The secondary tread grooves (indicated by the fine lines) may have less than 1.5mm depth.
  • Importance of Tread Depth: Proper tread depth ensures optimal grip on the road surface, especially during wet weather conditions. Worn tyres significantly increase the risk of skidding and loss of control.

How Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics Can Help:

At Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics, we prioritize your safety on the road. Our services include:

  • Tyre Inspection: During your motorcycle service, we will meticulously inspect your tyres for wear, damage, and tread depth.
  • Tyre Recommendations: Based on the inspection results, we can recommend the most suitable replacement tyres for your motorcycle.
  • Expert Tyre Fitting: Our qualified mechanics can expertly install new tyres on your motorcycle wheels, ensuring proper balance and safety.

Ride Safely with Confidence:

At Ausmec Mobile RWC & Mechanics, we want you to enjoy a confident and safe ride. By ensuring your motorcycle's wheels and tyres comply with TMR regulations and maintain proper tread depth, you can minimize risks and maximize your riding experience.

Contact us today to schedule your motorcycle service or discuss your tyre replacement needs!

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