|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 03:12 am: ||
I spend probably 70% on my 'Bolt commuting the highway to work. I'd like to slow the squaring of my tires from all the straightline running, so...
Anyone happen to know if I'm better off with the suggested pressures, or a few pounds up or down?
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 08:35 am: ||
I tried running a Metzeler M1 at 40 psi to see if I could extend the highway life but I think it actually shortened it. Maybe a heavier rider (or riding two-up) might benefit from a few psi increase, but I don't think I did.
|Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 03:02 pm: ||
That's kind of been my experience... Higher pressure seems to cause the center to wear quicker- which makes sense, I guess, since higher pressures with a light solo rider are forcing the tire to ride on a longer, narrower patch.
Anyone tried lower pressures?
|Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 07:03 pm: ||
I just put my third Michelin Road on my rear wheel. Punctured the first, ran the next for 3k.
I had been running the tires [f and r] at about 36 psi
I asked the service guy what he inflated the rear at.
He said 42 psi, adding that he always inflates rear tires on "sport bikes" at 42 psi.
What pressure should I run? Front? Rear?
rider is 280
|Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:09 am: ||
Whatever it says in the owner's manual for your bike is gospel. Service techs likely would put in the pressure called out on the tire which is rated for max load. That is not the recommended procedure for you or your bike unless your bike is loaded to the max load as called out on the tire.
So, if the owners manual calls out, for example, 32 psi front and 36 psi rear, that is what you should use regardless of what the service guy says. Period. Heresay doesn't cut it here. Listen to the motorcycle's designers who wrote the owner's manual.
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 03:35 pm: ||
I have an 07 XB12Scg running the factory Pirelli's, and had it's suspension tuned by a specialist. He lowered the front to 31 psi and the rear 30 psi. The handling is vastly improved, a joy to ride.
Anyone else running these pressures? Any feedback?
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 04:08 pm: ||
What Sparky said!
Although my 'bolt doesn't show anything bad when the tires are a little under inflated, I keep them at 34f and 36r, just like the manual says!
On my ol' FJ, if my front was even 2psi under, the damn thing would drive like a semi. Didn't want to turn.
Over inflating just makes the tire hard and even more over inflated when the tire gets warmed up. Count on loss of handling when that happens.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 02:38 am: ||
Check with the tyre manufacture on recommended pressures.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 12:32 pm: ||
Also, in an effort to muddy the waters a bit, try a few different guages...... I've seen massive variations in what tire guages say. At the end of the day, consistency is also very important.