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Old 12-26-2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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Chek Your Tire Pressures!

With the recent drops in temperature, it can easily have a loss affect of 4-5 psi.

For street use on most sportbikes, 36 psi front and 34 rear, cold before you start riding, is a good starting point.

Remember the roads are cold, so between your cold tires and the road, traction is significantly diminished.

Ride safe out there!
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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that is good advice but I like mine a lil bit lower than most for the wheelie' s shh dont tell the POPO's


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Oh yea .....cold air can drop pressure in tires ... Just be safe ..
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:10 PM   #7
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Before you Ride

We can’t overstate the importance of a pre-ride checklist and inspection routine. It’s like scanning ahead before you get on your bike. There are many established procedures to choose from. One that’s effective and easy to remember – called T-CLOCK – is included in many driver training manuals.

T – Tires and Wheels: Your tires are the only thing between you and the road. Check your overall tire condition regularly, looking for tread wear, bulges, weathering, uneven wear and other anomalies. Also regularly check you, air pressure, spokes, rims and wheel bearings.
C – Cables and Controls: Check your throttle, clutch and brake cables for smooth operation and fraying. Also check the operation of your shifter, your brakes and the proper operation of your kill switch.
L – Lights and Electronics: Think of your electrics as the power behind the power. Check your battery regularly as well as your wiring, switches, lighting and the operation of your horn. Also, keep extra fuses and bulbs handy, just in case.
O – Oil and Fuel: Look for fluid leaks, keep an eye on your oil level (check with bike upright with the engine cold), and regularly inspect your air filter, fuel lines (very important!) and your brake/clutch hoses and fluids.
C – Chain and Chassis: – This includes your drive chain, belt or shaft, sprockets, your chain guard, your foot pegs, your steering head bearings, all accessory mounts, all your pin and clip attachments, your frame and your shocks and forks.
K – Kickstand: For either a side or center stand, make sure it’s secure, retracts fully, isn’t bent and leaves you with enough ground clearance when retracted.
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Almost forgot about that, thanks for the heads up.
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Patrick = the man!

I used to not check my pressure very often and Patrick and Brandon told me how much I really need to pay attention to it. I now check twice a week at the least. I lose anywhere from 2 - 4 psi a week from reuglar riding, more now that its cold.

Also, I bought one of those cheap keychain digital gauges from wally world, I thought it was cool and it worked really well...until I started double checking it with a regular stick style tire gauage. The digital tire gauge read all over the place, over under etc. !

I know Patrick will back me up, but the ol' stick gauage is where its at!
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With the recent drops in temperature, it can easily have a loss affect of 4-5 psi.

For street use on most sportbikes, 36 psi front and 34 rear, cold before you start riding, is a good starting point.

Remember the roads are cold, so between your cold tires and the road, traction is significantly diminished.

Ride safe out there!
+1 could have been a contributing factor for my accident....
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