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Why cover the tyres?

Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am

I understand the engine wrap thing but what is the reasoning behind protecting the tyres in this picture pls.?

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Re: Why cover the tyres?

Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:50 am

It could be the brakes that are being protected. Or the gear assembly as a whole.
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Re: Why cover the tyres?

Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:03 am

Because ultraviolet light (sunlight) breaks down rubber.
 
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Re: Why cover the tyres?

Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:31 pm

Rubber can be damaged & weakened if exposed to sunlight for too long duration.
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