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Old 11-19-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure...

My max on my tires is 42lbs.....what should I be running them at?
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:26 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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is your max also 42?
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:28 PM   #4
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what brand tire? what kind of riding do you usually do? all those factor in what pressure you should run.

when i did ride the occasional twisty roads and normal street riding....i ran 34 front and 33 rear
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is your max also 42?
dont worry about your max pressure....you should never run it at max pressure either
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keep in mind that heat increases your pressure !!! yes 42 is max
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34/34 how accurate is a tire gauge.. just approx..
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Off season temp. 32 front 30 rear.
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34-35 front and rear.

Remember to always check pressure with cold tires.
Use the same gauge each time if possible.
Check your pressure at least once a week (moto tires lose press fairly fast just sitting)
Just a couple of pounds low will make a difference in grip, feel and wear.
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Vin number has recommendations stamped on it. So does owners manual.

Busa I usually run 34/32 daily, increase rear to 34-36 on curve rides.

Katana gets 32front/rear; 38 w/ passenger
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street riding should be 36/32 or maybe 34/32.

track will depend but i usually start off at 31/28 and work from there
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102 front, 110 rear. im hardcore.
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you drive a uki; we have some seats w dampening ability...



or is it the challenge?




like trying to get home on the bike while plastered? that's a pretty fun one(j/k, takes years of experience)
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:48 PM   #16
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For my R6 with diablos on it I usually run 32 to 33 on both, front and rear.
On track 28 to 30 on both.
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Street pressure for most riders is 36 psi front and rear.
If you're semi aggressive, try 36 F / 34 R.
If you're really aggressive, take a pound or two off of that
34 / 32.
If mileage is a primary concern and with a very minimal trade off in ultimate traction, 36 F / 38 R will net you good performance on most sprotbikes.

Keep in mind, this is suggested pressures for sane (read not keeping it pinned at 160 plus) street solo riding on most sportbikes and most tire combos.
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I run 33f 36r all the time. I have heard that you could run them at max and increase the tire life, don't know how true that is. Read it somewhere before. But that is what is recommended on my bike and that is what I run. I used to do 36f 42r when the wife used to ride on the back. That is also from the owners manual. So 42 will not hurt if you wanted to go that high. I certainly would not go above that for any reason.

You may have better tread wear at higher pressures but you decrease your contact patch as well. The more rubber on the road the better right?
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Also when they say 42psi. max that number is used because not all people are considered equal when it comes to brains and common sense and the tire manufacture has to take this into consideration due to legal issues. You probably could run higher than 42 but then you are just guessing unless you are the engineer that designed the tire. Definetly not a worthy experiment.
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Vin number has recommendations stamped on it. So does owners manual.

Busa I usually run 34/32 daily, increase rear to 34-36 on curve rides.

Katana gets 32front/rear; 38 w/ passenger
you should be lowering your pressure on curved rides...the more pressure you have, the more of a slide it will give you. if it's too low....it will not turn in fast.
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