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What Tyre pressures would you run?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by VCM, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Just confused regarding tyre pressures on my baby hornet.
    I am running a set of Bridgestone Battlax on the rear, and Metzeler M-1 on the front. The tyre placard on the bike is not legible.
    I've searched for recommended pressures but have failed to find a 'recommended' range. ( ie 39-36ps1 etc ).
    So far all I have found is a SET figure of 36 - front 42 - rear. <<< no bottom or top range? Surely there must be a recommended range, You surely wouldnt use the same pressures in summer/winter/different loads etc. :?
    The tyres state MAX PRESS >> rear - 42 front - 42.
    I'm only a short-ass and weigh about 62Kg, so the bike carries a relatively light load.
    Any advice is always appreciated.



    - Vinnie
     
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  2. Use the recommended pressure. Manufacturers who quote different pressures for heavy and light loads often don't change the front tyre pressure at all, and the rear only changes by a couple of PSI.

    Check the pressure regularly,
    with the tyre cold, with an accurate gauge (not
    a service station pump), and as you get used to the bike you'll
    get the feel of different pressures and can choose your own
    settings.
     
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  3. I've always been told you shouldn't run different tyres. Can someone clarify this???
     
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  4. I've been told it's ok as long as the profiles match.
    I'd presume the compounds should be similar too.

    I run 36psi on the back and 33psi on the front - that's what the sticker on the chain guard tells me. I've experimented a bit on the previous set of tyres ranging from 30 psi to 40 psi and 36/33 seem to be a comfy medium.
    I'm running Pirelli Diablos, if that makes any difference.
     
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