Capo’s new boots

Following the last outing in Wales where I noticed before leaving that my tyres really were due replacing but it was too short notice to change them, the time has come to finally swap them out. Front tyre was made week 26 in 2009, some 10 years old and was showing cracking around the sidewall and in between the tread blocks despite the tread still being good.

The rear tyre wasn’t cracked, but the tread was wearing, motorway jaunts to better riding roads had flattened the centre a little;

Ergo, she’d earned a new pair of boots…so up she goes on the ever so useful and versatile stand…

Wheels off…

Previous owner had installed green sludge as a premptive tyre seal. Apparently these help seal punctures as the happen.

Glad I took them to the Motorcycle dealer to remove, they kindly cleaned all the gunk off before reinstalling the new tyres without scratching the rims…

That’s more like it…

While off, I took the opportunity to clean the brake calipers and pistons and check them all over.

All cleaned up and ready to go…

Pads probably still have a few thousand miles left on them. I have a spare set ready to go on when the time comes. These are at 2.5mm-3mm. New is around 4mm.

All re-assembled and ready to hit the trail…

A run to Yorkshire this time…

The bike clocked up the 20k milestone somewhere in Yorkshire…

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