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Old 02-24-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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Always check your tire PSI

I know this is basic knowledge, but never assume the dealership puts the right amount in. I just got done riding my new bike and got a horrible head shake, I assumed the pressure was high, so when I got home I checked the psi It was 60lbs in the front and 45lbs in the back. I know I should have checked it before I rode, but I thought that this much pressure was a bit high even from the dealership. I'm glad I wasn't riding any harder than I was.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:06 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:47 PM   #4
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WTH? I don't think any bike tire max psi is close to 60psi.

Did they have anything to say about that????
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:10 PM   #5
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...that's rediculous, especially for the cold...imagine if it were warm out
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:51 PM   #6
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I know they use a high psi to set the bead, but I don't know haw that could get overlooked.
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i had a rear tire changed at a local shop.. got it home and when i took it out of the trunk and bounced it on the ground it almost bounced as high as my head.. i got my air gauge and checked the air.. it had over 100lbs of air in it.. i called the shop and they said they always put lots of air in it. then bleed it back to the right pressure to make sure of bead fit... glad i didnt put it back on and ride.. check and double check guys.
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check especially with the wonderful fluxuation of houstons weather
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I had tires changed out on the busa at a shop that use to be down the road from me. They only put 5 psi in the front tire when I picked it up.

I found out real quick when I started riding it.


That shop closed their doors not long after... guess they didnt have the basic know-how.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:43 PM   #10
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After a couple of these freezes all my bikes and cars tire pressure was low.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:43 PM   #11
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Check tire pressure................ I'm hauling tail through the forest and was wondering why I had the sensation of drifting like Rossi through the turns. Only finding out in Willis that I had 15psi in the rear
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:48 PM   #12
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I know that people like Patrick and anyone else with half a brain will warn you about those little digital tire pressure gauges, but...

I check my tires usually once a week, but at least once every 2 weeks with a nice reliable gauge, but I check before almost all rides with a little digital one.

So I suggest that everyone always have a little crappy gauge just so you know that you aren't tooling around on 15 psi. My little digital one is usually within 1 PSI.

Just about everyone should also have 2 gauges, so you can see if there is any difference between the 2. I know Patrick also has a machine that can test your gauges accuracy as well.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:55 PM   #13
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Been there done that, wandered into the local dealer and said "feels like I'm driving on ice, all the time" he took it round back came out and said "not surprised you only had 30psi in the tyres" I said "which one", he said "no added together. DOH...
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