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06-08-2015 02:26 AM
Norcal Camper Sounds good. I've been running 36/36 and thought it was a bit high. Turns out I'm right on the mark. Heavier bike(than my KLR) requires greater pressure I guess. I just got my new Bridgestone Battleaxe Adventure tires on it and am anxious to break them in. They already feel much stickier than the old Trailwings that came off.
06-04-2015 03:06 AM
PTRider NorCal, are you getting any help from all this?

Every pneumatic tire needs a certain amount of inflation pressure to carry a certain load. The tire makers have load/inflation tables that they do not share with us. It would be great if someone telephoned the tire makers and asked what the tables show for our size tires and the weight they carry. We'd need to weigh the load on the tires when we're mounted and ready to ride.

Above the minimum pressure needed to safely carry the weight, more pressure causes the tire to flex less, run cooler, and have less traction. Less air, but above the minimum, let's it flex more, run warmer, and have more traction. More air gives a harsher ride; less air gives a softer ride. Higher pressures might give a bit better gas mileage and longer tread life at a cost of less traction and harsher ride.

The sticker on the swing arm and the owner's manual used to show recommended cold inflation pressures for 1-up and 2-up. I think in 2009 the federal rules changed and the sticker & manual must show only the pressures needed for the max load. My new '14 shows 36 front and 41 rear. That worked OK, but I'm trying 36F/39R, and that its OK too, and a bit more comfy.
06-03-2015 05:00 PM
arty-up 36-40 and I go to 40-42 when 100 and up. 22-25 in the dirt.
06-03-2015 01:12 PM
Stalky Tracker I shoot for 36psi front and 41psi rear, but don't worry if I am a pound or two over or under.
06-02-2015 11:23 PM
randyo my 300lb lard ass sez I same as 2up while riding solo, I run 38f/41r, 2up I bump that to 40f/44r, winter, I drop pressure 2-4 psi to get more heat in the rubber depending on how cold with a bike tire on back, darkside I run 35 in back regardless of load or temp

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06-02-2015 10:58 PM
v2rider Presently with shinko 705,s am using 36 front cold, 36 rear cold reduced to 39 to 40 hot seams to extend rear life, also noticed execelent slip resistance on gravely asphalt.
06-02-2015 05:11 PM
Depends on the ride

Front 32 to 38, Rear 32 to 40. Anakee A-3s.
06-02-2015 12:36 PM
V-Tom I run 40 psi front and 42 psi rear on my Tourances.

06-02-2015 11:22 AM
Big B 36 front and 40 rear.....
06-02-2015 08:50 AM
Originally Posted by Norcal Camper View Post
what tire pressure everyone is running?
F36psi. - R36psi.

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