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Old 11-28-2009, 07:20 PM   #21
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Are you saying they were 5 psi under or that they were at 5psi. If it were the former, good catch as the handling will improve. If it was the latter, and you couldn't tell this as soon as you sat on the bike , please sell the bike and never return to MH.
I typed that reply with an iPod Touch...dont know how people can deal with that keyboard. Anyway, it was 5psi under, meaning it was below factory specs by 5psi (29psi)
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:50 PM   #22
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I typed that reply with an iPod Touch...dont know how people can deal with that keyboard. Anyway, it was 5psi under, meaning it was below factory specs by 5psi (29psi)
Some of us have skinnier fingers.

I checked mine a few days ago. 32/32.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:02 PM   #23
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remember folks, 30 psi front for stoppies, 28 psi rear for circles.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:00 PM   #24
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checked my manual and it says 36 front and 42 back when cold...

i only put 35 front/back, might go redo it to have more in the back...
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:31 AM   #25
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HAHA THANKS PATRICK!! JUST SEEN THIS THREAD AND WENT OUTSIE TO CHECK MY TIRE AND BOOM A NAIL IN THE REAR...
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:53 PM   #26
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check mine like a fat kid checks the cookie jar..def one of the most overlooked matainence
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:14 PM   #27
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30/30 hot BUT...that's what i was running all yesterday at the track so i know i need to go air up
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Had a buddy go off over pass in a curve do to bad handling at low air pressure.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:56 PM   #29
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30/30 hot BUT...that's what i was running all yesterday at the track so i know i need to go air up
OK so lower pressures for awesome traction and handling at the track and higher pressures for riding any other time?
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:27 AM   #30
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OK so lower pressures for awesome traction and handling at the track and higher pressures for riding any other time?
General rule of thumb for most sportbikes running street tires on the street will be 36 f&r or 36 front 34 rear. Colder temps will mean less available traction so keep that in mind.

Track tires will typically be lower, anywhere from 22 to 29 psi., check with your tire vendor.
Cruisers and touring bikes will be higher, on my Concours I run 42 f&r and it's happy there. As I stated, if in doubt, check your manual.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:28 AM   #31
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I've always been pretty good at checking my pressures. You never know. You could pick up a nail or something that could be a slow leak that could quickly evolve into a bigger one. Nice to be able to know about something like that ahead of time.

Meaner had a tire that had a slow leak. It was a nail that was missing the head and was just leaking slowly. I'd check the pressure every couple of days and it would drop by like 5lbs. After a couple of times I started checking the tire and sure enough there it was.

Most of my riding is commuting. 33f and 36r works really good.
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General rule of thumb for most sportbikes running street tires on the street will be 36 f&r or 36 front 34 rear. Colder temps will mean less available traction so keep that in mind.

Track tires will typically be lower, anywhere from 22 to 29 psi., check with your tire vendor.
Cruisers and touring bikes will be higher, on my Concours I run 42 f&r and it's happy there. As I stated, if in doubt, check your manual.
correct as in my manual it says rear psi should be 20-25psi for straight line combos and 25-30 psi for circles.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:34 AM   #33
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for you new to stunt riding i recomend 12 rear lol
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:44 AM   #34
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12 rear will allow the tire to cup when loaded, causing it to lose traction, not a good idea. I know you're just kidding, but some noob will try it.

IMO, for non standard riding like stunting, track days, drag racing, Texas mile etc. Talk to the people who do it, are good at it, and are honest enough to tell you the correct pressure. Lots of misinformation out there, sometimes it's intentional, sometimes not
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I may be wrong, but I figure OEM recommendations also include carrying a passenger. OEM pressures are 36F/42R for my Daytonas and the front tire still cupped, but BT010s seem prone to it. For solo riding I use 33F/36R cold.

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