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Old 04-10-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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can someone tell me what these arrows indicate?

can someone tell me what these arrows indicate?
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dont tell us what it's on or anything
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dont tell us what it's on or anything
LOL, this are on the walls of the tires. I believe they are indicators of how much rubber you are using.
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If you"re talking about that triangle it indicates nothing except wear.
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I have never noticed that on my tires, they are worn down there.
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are the tires pirelli diablos?
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dont tell us what it's on or anything
I've only run Pirelli's in recent memory, and thought it would be on all tires The tire is a Diablo Rosso Corsa.
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LOL, this are on the wallsof the tires. I believe they are indicators of how much rubber you are using.
Wrong. The arrrows are on the tread portion of the tire.

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If you"re talking about that triangle it indicates nothing except wear.
Could you elaborate Patrick? I don't find it difficult to tell how much of the tread I have put on the pavemet, so what is the point?
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Read this blog, I think this explains it. Who knew.
http://www.cyrilhuzeblog.com/2009/08...by-avon-tyres/
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Because there's not much siping at the edge of the tire there's no place for a tread wear indicator. The triangles indicate wear; a worn triangle indicates wear at the edge. The directional arrow on most tires except some Michelins is on the sidewall.
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Because there's not much siping at the edge of the tire there's no place for a tread wear indicator. The triangles indicate wear; a worn triangle indicates wear at the edge. The directional arrow on most tires except some Michelins is on the sidewall.
Thanks. I was just curious. BTW Eltahano, it is a brand new tire and curves are rare in my area
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i thought those were there to point where the little air input thingy went. When i took mine to get some new tires the guy was like wow, your air thinggy ma-bob is way off from where it should be, so i would assume it shows the tire rotating around the rim so you can have it adjusted and know how far it's moved, im sure im wrong though.
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Thanks. I was just curious. BTW Eltahano, it is a brand new tire and curves are rare in my area
I was just joking. I have been trying to look up what those marks mean now. I am going to call Pirelli tomorrow and ask them.

I rememeber looking at the ones on my bike when I was putting my tires on and wondering the same. I only use Pirelli on the track bike so they really are long gone.

I WILL find out.

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Those are tread wear indicators. Car race tires have them to show how much the car is rolling over onto the side wall. The objective is to get the tire and suspension set up so you are rolling to exactly the optimal point.

I suspect the tire manufacturer has some literature indicating their thoughts on "optimal".

That looks like a motorcycle tire. What brand is it?

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Those are tread wear indicators. Car race tires have them to show how much the car is rolling over onto the side wall. The objective is to get the tire and suspension set up so you are rolling to exactly the optimal point.

I suspect the tire manufacturer has some literature indicating their thoughts on "optimal".

That looks like a motorcycle tire. What brand is it?

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Honestly I've only seen em on Pirelli Diablos (and the corsas and other submodels)... I think its just their trademark pitchfork kind of thing...
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On some tires the arrows pointing towards the tread show where the wear indicators inside the tread are.
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