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Old 01-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #21
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That's what I use at the house.
I have a compressor, but I use a bicycle pump sometimes too
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #22
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Because motorcycle tires hold a much smaller volume of air than car tires, bike tires are more sensitive to volume loss and temperature changes.

Especially right now with the temps moving 20-30 degrees a day, pressures can vary 4-5 psi. or more.

Check your tires at least every 2 weeks, and set them cold.
For most street sportbike riders 36 front and 34 rear or 36 front and rear are good pressures.

If in doubt, consult your owners manual.

Proper tire pressures mean longer tire life and better handling.
Get yourself a good quality pencil gauge. Not the .99 cent one from Walmart, but a $5-6 one from an auto parts store or bike shop.
Make sure it has an accuracy range within 1-2%.

One last thing to consider is because both your tires and the road is colder you will have less available traction.
Ride safe.
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Always a great reminder. Thanks Patrick!
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Word. I filled up my compressor yesterday. Hey Patrick, Ive been meaning to ask, what tire pressure should i run on the DRZ?
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Word. I filled up my compressor yesterday. Hey Patrick, Ive been meaning to ask, what tire pressure should i run on the DRZ?
For how you ride? Probably 34/32 f/r.
Depends on how much you want to drift the rear.
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After reading this I checked my tires yesterday. After just 4 weeks I was down about 5 pounds on both. Sure does ride better after airing them up.
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Anyone use nitrogen in their bike tires like they put in some car tires?

I run 38 psig front and rear in my street bikes. An air compressor is very convenient for your bikes as well as your cars. I remember the days of pumping up car and bike tires with a bicycle pump.
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For how you ride? Probably 34/32 f/r.
Depends on how much you want to drift the rear.
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