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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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tire pressure?

hey fellas,

anybody know where i can find out where to get recommended
tire pressures for my bike?
stupid question but, should i follow the pressures that are listed on
the frame tag that lists manufacture date, etc....?
the tag lists 36psi F, and 41psi R cold. does that sound about right?

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That sounds about right. I know I ALWAYS run 2# lower on all of my bikes. It just gives a bit more cush for street riding.




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If you have after market tires..which you probly do...get ahold of the tire manufacturer...they will give you a recommended pressure for your ride.



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I would recommend putting in what the manufacterers ask. You can always adjust a +/- a few lbs. without any issues.
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I would recommend putting in what the manufacterers ask. You can always adjust a +/- a few lbs. without any issues.
Although if you've gone to a wider tire or taller tire those numbers aren't right on.



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Although if you've gone to a wider tire or taller tire those numbers aren't right on.
That is also true. I think most tires have the recommended PSI right on them if I'm not mistaken.
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That is also true. I think most tires have the recommended PSI right on them if I'm not mistaken.
The PSI marked on the tire itself is maximum pressure.



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The PSI marked on the tire itself is maximum pressure.
Yea that is correct.

I have 42psi on both of mine right now but it's hard to keep them consistent this time of year with the 20-30 degree temp changes throughout the day/night.
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Yea that is correct.

I have 42psi on both of mine right now but it's hard to keep them consistent this time of year with the 20-30 degree temp changes throughout the day/night.
That seems like a hell of a lot of air mang.



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Yea that is correct.

I have 42psi on both of mine right now but it's hard to keep them consistent this time of year with the 20-30 degree temp changes throughout the day/night.
42 is what was in my rear tire when I bought my bike. It has since dropped to 36 through frequent pressure checks but the dealer filled mine with nitrogen so the tire pressure is always consistent.
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I'm running 37 front and back right now...Pilot Powers.



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I'm running 37 front and back right now...Pilot Powers.
PP's go on today.
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PP's go on today.
Nice man. Nice. You gonna get to go on a nice scrub in ride?



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Nice man. Nice. You gonna get to go on a nice scrub in ride?
Hell yes. Might not be able to scrub the strips off completly today, might get close though. Maybe on Saturday when I have more time.
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Hell yes. Might not be able to scrub the strips off completly today, might get close though. Maybe on Saturday when I have more time.
Nice. I think I put about 75 or 80 miles on the initial ride. Strips were down to about 1/4 inch. They stick almost right away.



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Never exceed what's on the frame sticker. Every bike I ever had stated 36 front, 42 rear. I usually run 34 front, 40 rear. Too low will eat up your tire, too high will eat up the center and not handle very well.

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I run 31 32 on mine
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That sounds about right. I know I ALWAYS run 2# lower on all of my bikes. It just gives a bit more cush for street riding.
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Never exceed what's on the frame sticker. Every bike I ever had stated 36 front, 42 rear. I usually run 34 front, 40 rear. Too low will eat up your tire, too high will eat up the center and not handle very well.
thanks guys, and everyone else.

i pretty much just followed what was on the frame sticker
36psi F, 41psi R cold.
since the tire sizes were same as OEM specs.

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you can try nitrogen instead... it'll keep the tire pressure consistant longer than plain air.

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