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Tyre Pressures
« on: April 02, 2013, 06:47:59 PM »
Okay I will admit it. I am anal about my tyre pressures. I have to say I am really impressed with these Pirellis. In 6 weeks and 2000 miles I have only lost 2 lb in the rear and none from the front. On my old CB1300, I was losing a couple of lb each week in each tyre.
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Re: Tyre Pressures
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 07:30:10 PM »
Hi Robin

Me too when it comes to tyre pressure  :028: Every week and I've always got the tyre pressure monitor on the screen although not completely accurate :087:

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Re: Tyre Pressures
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 09:46:03 PM »
As I have a basic model I don't have the TPM. I use an accurate pressure gauge.
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Re: Tyre Pressures
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 07:42:42 AM »
I am beginning to think these spec tire pressure are too high.

I am gonna bring the rear down to 39 and the front to 33. Maybe the tires wont last as long but think it might make me feel the road better. The power steering is hard to get used to

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Re: Tyre Pressures
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 11:00:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ndo [+]
The power steering is hard to get used to


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Re: Tyre Pressures
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 11:03:56 AM »
I think you mean the lightness and lack of feel from the tyres Ndo?
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Re: Tyre Pressures
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 05:04:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ndo [+]
I am beginning to think these spec tire pressure are too high.

I am gonna bring the rear down to 39 and the front to 33. Maybe the tires wont last as long but think it might make me feel the road better. The power steering is hard to get used to

Ndo

Dont drop the pressures  :005:  Under inflated tyres causes no end of problems :138: Get used to the lightness of the steering its a lot safer. The years of R&D put into the production of the bike and tyre development for the bike. Its not only a ware issue but the whole profile of the tyre will alter especially the sidewall profile which will effect the handling to no end.
Be safe dude not stupid :087:

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Re: Tyre Pressures
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013, 07:17:51 PM »
I guess the last bike I drove turns like a truck compared to this one.
 
I agree that under inflated tires can prompt problems, but a couple of psi ain't gonna do much. In fact it may just give you a slight more grip on the road as the tire squishes a tad more. We are not talking here about "under inflation", just a tad lower PSI.

...at any rate, most likely I wont even do it...I am too lazy and too busy to start an experiment with tire pressure.

I am starting to get used to the "lightness" of the steering. I was pushing a couple of twisties yesterday on and off ramps. Once I hung over the side feeling the response of a good lean. Fun bike.

 


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