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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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'maximum' tire pressure?

would anyone know what's the maximum pressure the tires can safely be set at? i want to set the pressure at a higher level so that the tires wouldn't flat-spot. i would also move it to a different spot every couple of weeks.

i have been lazy to get two (front and back) stands; space has been a problem as well.

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shouldn't that number be on the sidewall of the tire? usually I see 42psi or so.


I'm interested to hear comments about needing to move the bike in order to avoid a 'flat spot'.... ? (i don't move mine much if i'm not riding, sometimes a couple months at a time.)


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shouldn't that number be on the sidewall of the tire? usually I see 42psi or so.


I'm interested to hear comments about needing to move the bike in order to avoid a 'flat spot'.... ? (i don't move mine much if i'm not riding, sometimes a couple months at a time.)
thanks, dude. i will check the sidewall (should have checked before asking). if you aren't riding for a couple of months, i am assuming you have a trickle charger for the battery?

other alternative to moving could be resting on pieces of soft stuff like carpet, i think.

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Flat spots aren't permanent. They'll thump their way out after awhile. Good way to check your suspension settings in the spring.
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thanks, dude. i will check the sidewall (should have checked before asking). if you aren't riding for a couple of months, i am assuming you have a trickle charger for the battery?

other alternative to moving could be resting on pieces of soft stuff like carpet, i think.

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Yes, I have an Optimate for charging the MVs and lately a friends racing Ducati. Just move it around every week or so. My FJR seems to not care about how long it sits....never needed battery attention! (knock on wood)


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Just remember when you take the bike out because it will turn in like nothing with high tire pressure.

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Flat spots aren't permanent. They'll thump their way out after awhile. Good way to check your suspension settings in the spring.
agree! :-)
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Just remember when you take the bike out because it will turn in like nothing with high tire pressure.
no, i wouldn't forget to set the right pressure in spring. i am pretty about anal about these things!
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remember pressures rise and fall with temperatures

best advice would still be to buy front & rear stand, not too expensive and better than having bike sitting on the side stand
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remember pressures rise and fall with temperatures

best advice would still be to buy front & rear stand, not too expensive and better than having bike sitting on the side stand
the bike is stored in a heated garage; so, there is no temperature variation. you are right; i do need to get front and rear stands!!

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