When storing a motorcycle on a trailer, in a van or just in the garage, it usually stays with its tires firmly placed on the ground. And tyres roll, that's what they are made for. A wheel clamp is a handy accessory that allows you to quickly secure the motorcycle. These wheel clamps make good use of gravity: you ride the bike in and it (or she?) anchors itself due to its weight. This way you can easily secure the bike with straps without further help.
A wheel clamp is also useful for when you want to give the bike a thorough cleaning or a bit of maintenance. In a wheel clamp the motorcycle stands upright, requiring little extra space.
Choose the right wheel clamp for maximum effect. This is much easier than it looks. You only have to take into account two things: the width of your front tyre and the diameter of your front wheel. And both dimensions can be found on the tyre, if you know where to look.
Each motorcycle tyre has a similar code, as shown in the example below:
The code contains a lot of information, but the only thing you need to know now is:
- The width of the tire, expressed in mm. In this case it is 110.
- The diameter of the wheel, expressed in inches. In this case it is 19.
Sometimes a different, older size representation is used:
- As with the modern indication, here you will find the diameter of the wheel, expressed in inches. In this case it is 18.
- The code for the width of the tyre (also in inches), in this case 3.25. You can easily convert this code to the tire width in mm using the table below.
|Code||2.75||3.00||3.25 / 3.50||3.75||4.00 / 4.25||4.50||4.75 / 5.00|
|Tyre width||80 mm||90 mm||100 mm||110 mm||120 mm||130 mm||140 mm|