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Old 04-14-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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does anyone lower their tire pressure to say trackday specs for better grip on aggressive riding?
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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I don't. I have done the forest about as many times as a federal bailout, but the FOREST (not 3090) is pretty straight.
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I've always believed that the recommended tire pressures that are often printed on the bike are too high for highly spirited riding. That said, my pressures on the street are nowhere near what I run on the track. I think my cold pressures on the track are 22/25. I tend to run 30/32 on the street.
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I don't. I have done the forest about as many times as a federal bailout, but the FOREST (not 3090) is pretty straight.
when i said the forest i meant 3090 as well.
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I've always believed that the recommended tire pressures that are often printed on the bike are too high for highly spirited riding. That said, my pressures on the street are nowhere near what I run on the track. I think my cold pressures on the track are 22/25. I tend to run 30/32 on the street.
with that said. running at that street pressure, have you been more susceptible to getting nails and suck in your tire?
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Nails are the biggest concern? I never would have ended up thinking about nails when thinking about m/c tire pressure.
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Nails are the biggest concern? I never would have ended up thinking about nails when thinking about m/c tire pressure.
no not the biggest concern. it just a thought that crossed my mind. so why not ask. plus ive already had to plug my rear tire of which i was running the recommended tire pressure.
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i run 30/32 in the forest......
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john from scr says to ride at 34psi for the streets. and on track it's a little lower like 28/29
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I have only ridden a few times with MH through the forest.
But every time we stopped at the Shell in Anderson and filled up.
So seems you all run 3090 with a full tank of gas making the bike as heavy as possible and as top heavy has possible.
I guess thats meaning less, Just a thought
I think gas is about 6 pounds a gallon.

I perfer the tire pressure little high. But need the tires warm too.
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with that said. running at that street pressure, have you been more susceptible to getting nails and suck in your tire?
I don't think there is a high correlation between getting nails in my tires and the pressures that I run.
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if you're wondering about tire pressures becaues of how aggressive you're riding.... are you really sure that's a wise decision, especially on 3090 that has claimed quite a few riders? just wondering???
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:15 AM   #13
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if you're wondering about tire pressures becaues of how aggressive you're riding.... are you really sure that's a wise decision, especially on 3090 that has claimed quite a few riders? just wondering???
yes thats exactly why but it was just a question i had pop into my head so i figured why not ask. there is nothing wrong with learning. and why not ask those with more experience.

thanks for all the input from everyone else. i just want to learn as much as possible. and if you dont ask questions you will never know.
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