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Old 01-30-2007, 03:26 PM   #41
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You can stabilize that deviance by running nitrogen. No moisture conent to absort a lot of heat.
I am not that tech... i fill it up and go.
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Street tires on a sportbike for average street use, including aggressive riding: 36 front, 34 rear.
Want a little more mileage with a small decrease in traction? go to 36 or 38 rear.
Track days, most street tires in normal temps: 31 front 29 rear.
Race tires, depends on the mfr., but most except Michelin: 31 front 29 rear.

Oh and FWIW: The regular air we breath is 80% nitrogen.
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Street tires on a sportbike for average street use, including aggressive riding: 36 front, 34 rear.
Want a little more mileage with a small decrease in traction? go to 36 or 38 rear.
Track days, most street tires in normal temps: 31 front 29 rear.
Race tires, depends on the mfr., but most except Michelin: 31 front 29 rear.

Oh and FWIW: The regular air we breath is 80% nitrogen.
True, but it is by far not dry. Especially here in houston. I have had tires removed from vehicle that had significant amout of water in them. Which translate to temp fluxuations and balance issues.
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19% oxygen and 1% inert gases :laughing6
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:34 PM   #45
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say what you want. I have had aluminum and mag wheels that lost air regularly and when filled with nit. they lost pressure at a slower rate.
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Street tires on a sportbike for average street use, including aggressive riding: 36 front, 34 rear.
Want a little more mileage with a small decrease in traction? go to 36 or 38 rear.
Track days, most street tires in normal temps: 31 front 29 rear.
Race tires, depends on the mfr., but most except Michelin: 31 front 29 rear.

Oh and FWIW: The regular air we breath is 80% nitrogen.

So what should the temps by for Michelin's? Street and track?
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So what should the temps by for Michelin's? Street and track?
Which ones you running?
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Thanks, It make sense...but one last question....at my last msf, they said to adjust your psi according to your bike's swing arm, but many of you said to use the tire manufacture info. If you are not using stock tires, what do you run with?
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Which ones you running?

I have Powers.
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Thanks, It make sense...but one last question....at my last msf, they said to adjust your psi according to your bike's swing arm, but many of you said to use the tire manufacture info. If you are not using stock tires, what do you run with?
The manual is a good place to start. the swing arm to my knowledge is for max pressures and so you take a little knowledge from the book and general testing, you get a nice number like 36 psi.
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Street: 36 front 34 rear
Track: 31 front 29 rear

If you switch over to the Michelin track tires you will see some interesting pressure recomendations.
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I actually meant to ask which psi do you use, the bike's swing arm or the tires reqs after you switch from stocks.
But since it got started, I ran power pilots before and loved them, current set are mitch. qualifiers, about the same, but seemed to have more comfort with the powers.
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Street: 36 front 34 rear
Track: 31 front 29 rear

If you switch over to the Michelin track tires you will see some interesting pressure recomendations.
Thanks, thats where I keep em at
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OOPS, sorry Moody, I am a little slow, I see you already got the answer.
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I actually meant to ask which psi do you use, the bike's swing arm or the tires reqs after you switch from stocks.
But since it got started, I ran power pilots before and loved them, current set are mitch. qualifiers, about the same, but seemed to have more comfort with the powers.
I run what Patrick stated. 36 front 34 rear
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Well the 36/34 recommendation is pretty good for the street. 31/29 will do well on the track on most brands. Although below 60deg 30/28 seems to be ever so slightly better. They tend to wear a little faster, but grip great on a cold day. This applies mainly to Bridgestones.
Unless your in the top 5% of expert CMRA racers nitrogen is a waste. It does have it's applications.

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Street tires on a sportbike for average street use, including aggressive riding: 36 front, 34 rear.
Want a little more mileage with a small decrease in traction? go to 36 or 38 rear.
Track days, most street tires in normal temps: 31 front 29 rear.
Race tires, depends on the mfr., but most except Michelin: 31 front 29 rear.

Oh and FWIW: The regular air we breath is 80% nitrogen.

Sounds like a good rule of thumb for me. Thanks bro!
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Nitrogen holds a pressure.....no setting them cold & then having to recheck them when warmed up. The reduced cycling & stretch also adds to tire life.
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No wheelies, no burnouts and minimal aggressive riding will be the biggest factors in making your tires last a long time but what fun is that? lol

All this talk about tire wear but we all did buy sportbikes to ride them right?

I mean, i dont rag my bike out by any means but i do ride it like its meant to be ridden and when its time for a tire, ill buy one.

If you never wanna wear your tires out, buy a scooter! lol :icon_bigg
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