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post #1 of 28 Old 04-16-2019, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Another Tire Pressure Thread - Shinko 804/805

What do you run your Shinko 804/805's at on a DL650?

I've put the rear at 40. I'm really surprised how well this tire behaves on pavement.
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40 is good. Those tires are amazing on pavement! At least considering how knobby they are
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I agree with the handling, at least in the dry. Better than the 705 in the twisties. Haven't had the chance to ride them to death so i can't vouch for mileage.
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What about the front? I haven't installed the 804 yet due to life on my OEM TW left. I currently have the OEM TW running at 36.

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OK, I have to ask, why run the pressure so high? Recommended pressure is 33 psi front and 36 psi rear.
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A too low tire pressure generates heat (tire wear), while too high tire pressure quickly looses road grip. The trick is to find a happy medium. An on-road test, check tire pressure before going for a ride, stop and take pressure again. If memory serves (open to correction), the pressure should be within 5 - 7 psi of the cold pressure. Another rough indicator is to go for a ride, just a mile or two, get off and feel whether the tire feels hot or just warm. Change the pressure and do the same test again. Or you can follow suggested tire pressures as per the owners manual.
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OK, I have to ask, why run the pressure so high? Recommended pressure is 33 psi front and 36 psi rear.
Cold weather, less expansion due to lack of ambient heat, is one consideration. I'm leaving for work at 0-5 degrees lately.

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A too low tire pressure generates heat (tire wear), while too high tire pressure quickly looses road grip. The trick is to find a happy medium. An on-road test, check tire pressure before going for a ride, stop and take pressure again. If memory serves (open to correction), the pressure should be within 5 - 7 psi of the cold pressure. Another rough indicator is to go for a ride, just a mile or two, get off and feel whether the tire feels hot or just warm. Change the pressure and do the same test again. Or you can follow suggested tire pressures as per the owners manual.
https://www.designcorse.com/blogs/ne...-tire-pressure
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Keep in mind the manual states 42psi in the back when 2up and tripping with gear, so weight plays a factor which the default 36psi doesn't account for.

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I had the tire pressure monitors on my 800ST BMW. I didn't notice the pressure fluctuating as I traveled. i normally set the street tires at 36/42 cold and forgetaboutit.
That's riding just me or loaded with the chit for camping
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Keep in mind the manual states 42psi in the back when 2up and tripping with gear, so weight plays a factor which the default 36psi doesn't account for.
The pressures in the manual would be for the stock OEM tires, not the Shinko's.
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