Tyre pressures

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Tyre pressures

Postby HarrisBikeNut » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:19 pm

Gathering advice on tyre pressures to use with my 2003 BCR. Do people stick with the handbook figures or use different pressures? Bike is road use only (currently!)
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby dave the german » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:57 pm

most use 42 rear 36 front (solo/2 up /luggage/kitchen sink)
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Boxered » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:08 pm

As Dave says, 42R/36F unless the tyre manufacturer recommends otherwise.

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby popsky » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:09 pm

If your using Michelin Pilot Road series there is a school of thought to increase the front pressure's by a couple of pound or 3 over the 36psi to help combat the feathering effect . Otherwise as Dave says 36 f 42 r seems to be best
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby HarrisBikeNut » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:18 pm

Cheers chaps....hoping to get a run out Thursday so I'll see how they feel.
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby metropolis2k » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:11 am

I thought solo riding was 32F and 36R. The higher pressures are for 2-up riding.
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby dave the german » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:46 pm

metropolis2k wrote:I thought solo riding was 32F and 36R. The higher pressures are for 2-up riding.

That is the official line but most here use the 2 up pressures even when solo and seem to prefer them
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby iandunn1100ss » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:47 pm

31.5f 36.5 r but I am really light.
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