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Micheline Pilot Road 4 GTs Tire Pressures
« on: September 23, 2014, 08:16:42 pm »
Hi guys.  Can anybody help me out here with the recommended pressures for these tires?  Both the Michelin and Triumph "Customer Service" people on the phone apparently don't know nothin' 'bout nothin', although the Triumph guy suggested I follow the standard 42psi rear/ 36psi front that was recommended for the Pirellis.  Thanks.   :187:

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Re: Micheline Pilot Road 4 GTs Tire Pressures
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 09:31:09 pm »
G'day PQB

Initially used recommended used 36/42 psi but have found 35/41 psi works well. Rear tyre certainly heats up quickly and pressure increases to +50 psi two up with luggage. Slightly lower pressure keeps rear pressure to around 48-49 psi fully loaded.

I've found these tyres an improvement over the original Pirellis in wet and dry conditions. After 5000km since fitment no real tyre wear apparent. This may change as the weather warms up here (currently early Spring in Oz).
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Re: Micheline Pilot Road 4 GTs Tire Pressures
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 09:53:57 pm »
I run 40 front / 42 rear i find that it works very well on the Pilot Road 4 GTs i just did the Three Flags Classic about 4060 miles from Los Angeles to Harrison Hot Springs B.C. Canada (http://sc-ma.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Aug2014-Nsltr-Big-PDF.pdf)
I must be going too fast for too long evey time i get back i'm younger!!

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Re: Micheline Pilot Road 4 GTs Tire Pressures
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 12:28:40 pm »
I find it slightly odd that we set pressures cold! Great if you use nitrogen but seems silly if you use good old air, I aim for 42 front 48 rear when hot, so I set pressure to suit circumstance ( when I can be bothered ) I take a bit out of the rear if going on a loaded journey, I also run higher cold pressure in winter to compensate for lack of warm up, I find the front is more important than the rear

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Re: Micheline Pilot Road 4 GTs Tire Pressures
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 08:51:28 pm »
*Originally Posted by Travelling2bob [+]
G'day PQB

Initially used recommended used 36/42 psi but have found 35/41 psi works well. Rear tyre certainly heats up quickly and pressure increases to +50 psi two up with luggage. Slightly lower pressure keeps rear pressure to around 48-49 psi fully loaded.

I've found these tyres an improvement over the original Pirellis in wet and dry conditions. After 5000km since fitment no real tyre wear apparent. This may change as the weather warms up here (currently early Spring in Oz).

Interested in the comment about 35/41 v 36/42 - is there really a noticeable difference - one psi?  - I don't think I could notice that difference

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Re: Micheline Pilot Road 4 GTs Tire Pressures
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 09:31:35 pm »
*Originally Posted by neojynx [+]
Interested in the comment about 35/41 v 36/42 - is there really a noticeable difference - one psi?  - I don't think I could notice that difference

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G'day G,

Not scientific more the variance in checking on a frosty morning and the 'feel' of the bike. Regardless, when warm front 42 rear 48 psi solo [49/50 loaded]. I will be monitoring tyre pressures this coming long weekend with a two up 1500km trip to Rockhampton and Hervey Bay. Trip implies warm to hot weather.

After 5000km no visible wear of the tyres.
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