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post #1 of 13 Old 06-02-2015, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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What air pressure are you running?

I purchased a 2005 DL1000 a few months back. Used it mainly for commuting during that time. Recently on a twisty back road I felt the bike slip a bit in a turn. Not sure if it was the front or rear but I didn't like it. Nothing on the road to contribute to it so I took a closer look at the tires. Front tire is an original Battlewing. Rear is the same but newer. I learned from the date code that the front was 10 years old and the rear was 8. I immediately ordered a new set. Just got them in and was wondering what tire pressure everyone is running? I previously was running 36 psi front and rear. The new tires are Bridgestone BattleAxe Adventure tires.
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-02-2015, 01:15 AM
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Trailwings are OEM, not Battlewings. I run 34 or 35 in front, 39 or 40 in the rear. I've owned 3x DL650's since 2005. 125k miles or so when you add them all together.

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-02-2015, 05:23 AM
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DL1000 manual says 36F 36R unless two up then 36F 41R.
Oddly that is what I happen to run.....

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what tire pressure everyone is running?
F36psi. - R36psi.

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-02-2015, 10:22 AM
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36 front and 40 rear.....

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post #6 of 13 Old 06-02-2015, 11:36 AM
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I run 40 psi front and 42 psi rear on my Tourances.


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post #7 of 13 Old 06-02-2015, 04:11 PM
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Depends on the ride

Front 32 to 38, Rear 32 to 40. Anakee A-3s.

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-02-2015, 09:58 PM
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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.

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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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I shoot for 36psi front and 41psi rear, but don't worry if I am a pound or two over or under.
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