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post #11 of 19 Old 11-02-2019, 09:31 PM
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These tyres held the pressure up for way more than 12 months of me checking every month or so. At some point one gets complacent, I guess, if nothing changes.
That's impressive. I check my every few days, but it's a habit developed from my other bike (DR650). It has tubed tires and they continually need topping off.

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... Next time I'll up the pressure to 36 psi.
Even 36 PSI is still low, maybe not for your tire?? I run 38/42 on Tourance Next/ Tourance and that limits pressure buildup by heat of operation to about 3 PSI.

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Tire pressure sensor kits are about $40 now and that's probably less than the cost of the shortened tire life.

I also run PR4's on notoriously abrasive chip roads and don't see that, so I'll also go with you got that tire REALLY hot at some point.
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Might be a good idea to check your rear wheel alignment, too. If it is toed to the left from an inaccurate chain adjustment you could see more wear on the right side of the tire.

Going up a couple of lbs on the front can help the tire last longer by slowing down the cupping of the tire. I always set the rear at 40ish (like the 2-up recommendation) even though I never ride 2-up. I usually have some weight in the bags.

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Often the cause of a slow tire pressure leak, is the valve condition, https://www.stromtrooper.com/general...broke-off.html and https://www.stromtrooper.com/mainten...k-dry-rot.html

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My old Beemer would wear the left side of the front tire so much that I had to replace the front as often as the rear. Beemer guys said it was the crown of the road or left turns were longer causing more wear, but.....My Versys was not that severe. I could almost get twice the mileage on the front as opposed to the rear. Some of this has to be weight or factors I can't pretend to understand but I left the BMW crowd with negative feelings about German engineering.
While I really enjoyed the Versys it never made me smile like my new Wee.
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Here's my SWAG at the problem.

I've seen this due to the 'crown' on the road. In the US it's on the left side of the tire. Since you guys drive 'left' I would expect to see more wear on the right.

not due to crown, simply the fact we drive on right side of road and curves to left are longer than curves to right

this guy explains it better than me

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"limits pressure buildup by heat of operation to about 3 PSI."

I had tire pressure monitors on my 800ST BMW. I didn't notice a pressure read out difference from cold to warm tires. It read the 36/40 I ran in the tires unless for some reason, like a flat, it lost air.
i generally check the tire pressure once a week.
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The BMW tpm do compensate for temperature change and report a calculared adjusted pressure.

Tires do warm up and increased temperature does increase pressure, one of the very basic laws of physics. I have garmin tpm's and they show actual pressure.

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