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Will be checking the tyre pressures on my recently acquired 2016 bike. Reading the manual I see it states 33 psi / 2.3 bar for both front and rear tyres. Found this a bit odd as normally you see a difference between the pressures? Be interested in hearing about your favoured road pressures. Cheers
 

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I think tyre pressures are a personal preference. With road bikes we stick with the manufactures recommendations, as we do not ride 'hard' on the roads. We used to run track bikes and the front tyre pressure was always greater than the rear tyre pressure (the opposite way round to most road bikes), as when breaking hard the weight of the bike and rider transfers to the contact patch of the front tyre.
 

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Run Dunlop Q3+ tyres. Usually run 33psi front, 30psi rear. Pretty warm in this part of the world though, which probably equates to a couple of psi after they're warmed up.

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I have been using the recommended 33 front and rear on my MV with no problems. Good handling and tire wear.

The engineers who determined that spec have a reason for it. Why would you question the designers who have vastly more data then any of us?

I always follow the manufacturer tire pressure spec on all my bikes. You should too.

That said.... on the race track everything changes. I am talking public roads and normal riding.
 
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Hmm...when I picked up Mileena my dealer said. 2.4 bar(35psi) front and 2.8 bar(40psi) rear. Seems a bit high compared to what you guys use

Very direct feeling with the road. You can feel a single dust particle under the tyres.
 

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Hmm...when I picked up Mileena my dealer said. 2.4 bar(35psi) front and 2.8 bar(40psi) rear. Seems a bit high compared to what you guys use

Very direct feeling with the road. You can feel a single dust particle under the tyres.
Different models have different specs. My Suzuki GSX-S750 calls for 42 rear, 36 front. My Indian Chieftain even higher..
 

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Hmm...when I picked up Mileena my dealer said. 2.4 bar(35psi) front and 2.8 bar(40psi) rear. Seems a bit high compared to what you guys use

Very direct feeling with the road. You can feel a single dust particle under the tyres.
Different models have different specs. My Suzuki GSX-S750 calls for 42 rear, 36 front. My Indian Chieftain even higher..
Are these tyre pressures based on being able to lean the bike over to the very edge of the tyre when cold?(scrubbing tyre to the edge) Say a 50-70 degree fahrenheit day

For example: can I practice my "knee down"/"steeper lean angle" skills on a parking lot with cold tyres at 2.4 & 2.8 bar.
Or is it recommended to lower the pressure?

Might sound stupid, but on a race track you obviously put a lower amount of pressure in that automaticly build up when tyre heats up and gets stickier.
 

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Pressures

Thanks for feedback. Would always go with stock settings, just never come across a bike where both front and rear were the same.
 

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Are these tyre pressures based on being able to lean the bike over to the very edge of the tyre when cold?(scrubbing tyre to the edge) Say a 50-70 degree fahrenheit day

For example: can I practice my "knee down"/"steeper lean angle" skills on a parking lot with cold tyres at 2.4 & 2.8 bar.
Or is it recommended to lower the pressure?

Might sound stupid, but on a race track you obviously put a lower amount of pressure in that automaticly build up when tyre heats up and gets stickier.
I used to take my 910R to a subdivision in construction to "practice". Lots had been laid out, infrastructure done and roads paved, but no houses in construction. It sat basically abandoned for a year or longer while the builder found financing. (mortgage/housing crisis years)

2 large roundabouts and a several bending/straight roads off the main highway. I would ride past the barricade and play......

Toes scraping the pavement and tires to the edge (I only ever get my knee down on a track...old school body position on the street...no hanging off).....OEM Diablo Corsa tires at spec (33-33)....

I have ridden in the North Georgia mountains at speed and scuffed my tires to the edge, looking just like I had been on a track....at spec pressures (33-33).

The key is, on the track you maintain higher temps longer than possible on the street. Hence increased pressure build up and need to lower cold pressure.

When I ride on the street I run what the book says. Bike handles well and tires last as long as can be expected.

Run what the book says.
 
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Never had an issue with 33/33psi on my 1090RR, with Supercorsas or Diablo Corsa II tyres. Seem fine at 7 deg and up to 30 deg....thats about as hot as it gets here in UK :)
 

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I have been using the recommended 33 front and rear on my MV with no problems. Good handling and tire wear.

The engineers who determined that spec have a reason for it. Why would you question the designers who have vastly more data then any of us?

I always follow the manufacturer tire pressure spec on all my bikes. You should too.

That said.... on the race track everything changes. I am talking public roads and normal riding.
agree, I run 33/33 and for daily use, no problems, I am not killing the bikes I ride, not thrashing them round a track at max revs
the above pressures work for me

also this is a World wide forum, climate is different in many locations and that also has effect on pressures
 

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agree, I run 33/33 and for daily use, no problems, I am not killing the bikes I ride, not thrashing them round a track at max revs
the above pressures work for me

also this is a World wide forum, climate is different in many locations and that also has effect on pressures
Tire pressure is tire pressure.... run the same pressure when it is freezing cold and blistering hot. It is all about maintaining tire carcass flex/profiles and operating tire pressure increases.

You don't see differing tire pressure recommendations for cars depending on climate....

Unless you are on a race track generating very high heat (in which case you should be running tires made for the track and possibly warmers), the manufacturers recommendations are the correct pressures to use.
 

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Tire pressure is tire pressure.... run the same pressure when it is freezing cold and blistering hot. It is all about maintaining tire carcass flex/profiles and operating tire pressure increases.

You don't see differing tire pressure recommendations for cars depending on climate....

Unless you are on a race track generating very high heat (in which case you should be running tires made for the track and possibly warmers), the manufacturers recommendations are the correct pressures to use.
you are aware pressure rises and lowers with temperature I hope, if not dont look for a job in oil & gas production

you never go outside on a freezing day and see your car tyre looking flatter than normal, come visit Scotland.
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The relationship between pressure and temperature is directly proportional. An increase in temperature leads to pressure increasing too due to the faster movement of gas particles inside a container
 

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you are aware pressure rises and lowers with temperature I hope, if not dont look for a job in oil & gas production

you never go outside on a freezing day and see your car tyre looking flatter than normal, come visit Scotland.
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The relationship between pressure and temperature is directly proportional. An increase in temperature leads to pressure increasing too due to the faster movement of gas particles inside a container
That's why you check your tire pressures on a frequent basis....car, bike, tractor.... But you still adjust to the recommended pressure.

You are the troll returned, aren't you?
 
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I think you are both saying the same thing in a different way, and something is getting lost in translation :)

I check tyre pressures when cold, all year round, and adjust to factory recommended 33/33psi

I check mine before every ride, part of my daily check routine, as I like to know I have tyres/fuel/water etc before I go for a ride. In cooler months I may put a few more pounds of air in, then when warm weather comes (about now in UK) Im letting a bit out to reduce to 33 before I go out for a ride.
 

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Moving the conversation on :wink2:

What about tyre choice? The bike will be used for weekend road rides and a maybe a couple of track days per year. Be good to hear about your experiences and recommendations.
 

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Moving the conversation on :wink2:

What about tyre choice? The bike will be used for weekend road rides and a maybe a couple of track days per year. Be good to hear about your experiences and recommendations.
Please use the search option for tire choices, there are many. Changing the this tread direction is not encouraged as it will add confusion for future searches and slow access to quick solutions. :wink2:
 

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That's why you check your tire pressures on a frequent basis....car, bike, tractor.... But you still adjust to the recommended pressure.

You are the troll returned, aren't you?
no idea what you are talking about mate;
seems to me there are a lot cliques and people trying to bully on this forum, I was just putting you right with regards to pressures & temperatures
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exactly which post, which thread have I offended anyone?
seems to me if a group of moderators dislike someone they just want to ban for the sake of it, very interesting
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go look at the insults flying, they are not coming from me, it appears it is your own moderator who is shouting insults
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I joined the forum, I posted photo's of the bikes, a large amount of likes have appeared for those pics and yet you shout me down.
If I have stepped out of line, perhaps point out to myself and others which thread.
 

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Defensive one, aren't you???
 

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I run lower pressures in winter on my cars. I don't do much if any winter riding on my bikes but if I did I would also lower the bike tyre pressures, for the same reason I use winter tyres on my Merc car and return to the AMG low profiles in summertime.
 
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