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Old 06-27-2007, 06:32 AM
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So what tire Pressure is everyone running??

Unlike a useless oil thread, or even tire thread, I thought this might be a good one since most folks do bother check there tire pressure...

I run 34 in both right now...usually 32 front, 34 rear.....
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:42 AM
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Because of the hot roads and long straights around here, I use max: 36/42 but once I finally get to the twisties I'll drop it down to 32/36.
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Originally Posted by superbling View Post
Because of the hot roads and long straights around here, I use max: 36/42 but once I finally get to the twisties I'll drop it down to 32/36.
I thought the hotter the road/weather, the air expands in the tire causing it to inflate more..or am I way off...??
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Originally Posted by kickinchicken996 View Post
Unlike a useless oil thread, or even tire thread, I thought this might be a good one since most folks do bother check there tire pressure...

I run 34 in both right now...usually 32 front, 34 rear.....
Depends on how much I want to chew my tires up on the useless roads. Rather run them 36-42 or whatever the tire your using recommends, but on the track 32/32 is great.
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So according to you two,,,If your doing a lot of flat tracking, the presure should be up...then when hitting the twisties, drop them back down?

Regardless of temps??

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Old 06-27-2007, 07:39 AM
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To your original question: Depends on your tires. =P

Canyons: I ran 34/34 for my Diablo Corsas. 36/36 for my Metzeler M1 Sportecs.
Track: 32/31 for Diablo Corsas. 34/34 for Metzeler M1s. 32/32 for Dungflop 208GPAs. 33/18 for Michelin Power Race.

The numbers may vary depending on ambient/track conditions, but typically not much father from those numbers.
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Originally Posted by marmaladeboy View Post
To your original question: Depends on your tires. =P

Canyons: I ran 34/34 for my Diablo Corsas. 36/36 for my Metzeler M1 Sportecs.
Track: 32/31 for Diablo Corsas. 34/34 for Metzeler M1s. 32/32 for Dungflop 208GPAs. 33/18 for Michelin Power Race.

The numbers may vary depending on ambient/track conditions, but typically not much father from those numbers.

But I am talking street...As I would imagine, they would differ quit a bit from track...
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Im in at 36-38 no luggage on longer straight rides/commuting and 37-40 with sattle bags or passenger.
32-32 when out on the twisties.

Track... though not specifically requested here - oops
30-30+- on the track (Dunlops or Bridgestones).

Pirelli Superbike or Supercorsa is whole other animal especially on the track where they like to be lower, 27-26 normally but my TL likes it at 27-28 or I cold tear the tire.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by kickinchicken996 View Post
But I am talking street...As I would imagine, they would differ quit a bit from track...
Ahh, sollee. I thought it was for street and track.
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I think I ran the Dunlops at or around 28-29 on the track (cold tire, warm day) and it performed great, and looked beautiful at the end of the day. I have no idea what to run on the street, but I think I set them up at what the manual recommends (or a little less) maybe 36 to 38.
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36/42 It seems to handle better when fully inflated too. But I might just be psyching myself.
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SH: Pirelli Diablo's, 30 front 25 rear.
Suzuki stunter: Bridgestone BT012's 25 front 20 rear
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Try using nitrogen, your temps will be substantially less critical, and the average joe can maintain an "always" pressure. Hit your local airstrip and just ask. Most won't charge a thing.


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I like 3 lbs difference between front and rear. 33F/36R for commuting. 30F/33R for long twisty rides. Currently in Pirelli Diablos. Have used with 208s, M1s, and Pilot Roads. Edit... fyi .. I'm light at 167 lbs.
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I was laughing when I saw this thread.. But since everyone else is taking it so serious, I will too...

Pilot powers front and rear... nearing the end of rear life and 4000+ miles (no lie), may be closer to 5k... I keep it around 30 in the rear.. 32 in front cold measured. Anything lees and the front shakes under braking. And FYI, I think I have around 500 miles left on rear tire...
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Originally Posted by lazn View Post
36/42 It seems to handle better when fully inflated too. But I might just be psyching myself.
I ran stock pressures in 208's but just got my PP rear mounted and back on the bike this afternoon. I have had the PP front mounted for a few weeks. The new tires feel like a harder rubber so maybe running a little lower than stock pressures will be possible. Although, I have heard of guys getting 8K out of a set of these but I doubt they were running some of these very low pressures.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:17 PM
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street - i run 33/32 most of the time. on cold winter days or in the middle of summer i'll vary off that a bit.

track - depends a lot on which tire i'm running & track conditions.
( i go up & down depending on the feel of tire )


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