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Discussion Whats everyones preffered tyre pressure

Discussion in 'Tyres Wheels and Brakes' started by ALLSTAHR, May 17, 2019.

  1. ALLSTAHR

    ALLSTAHR Member

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    Just checked my tyre pressure and im highly shocked at both front and rear were running like 8psi each and here i was thinking my cornering was getting really bad as the bike was requiring me to man handle it more than usual lol. Usually im good at checking all that stuff but i i guess i was to busy wanting to ride while the weather is still great:headbang:. So whats everyone using for their preferred tyre pressure,currently put mine at 30psi front and 34 psi rear. Makes alot of difference in handling stability and comfort:crazypilot:
     
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    I run 32 psi in the front and rear of my FZR250R, i am 65kg
    Standard psi for the FZR 3LN's is 230kpa or 33.4psi front and rear
     
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    It really depends on the bike and the tyre.

    Generally, I will go with manufacturer spec... which isn't always what you expect would be.

    There's a general idea floating around that 'sportsbike' (ie 600/1000cc) bikes all use 36/42 psi. And they all have 120/70/17 fronts and 180/55/17 rears. Again not always true.

    Of course, it's all completely irrelevant when your rear tyre is square and front is scalloped from road camber - it'll handle like arse until you put a new set of hoops on.

    My R6 has a 120/60/17 front and a 180/55/17 rear. The standard and high speed ratings at 36/36 psi. Only 42psi in the rear is needed when carrying a pillion or luggage above 90kg inc rider. I was advised by experts at SMSP to use 32/30 on the track. Yes, that's 32 psi in the front and 30 in the rear. They worked well.

    ZXR250. 110/70/17 front and 140/60/18 rear. Standard pressures 29/29 psi. It's not a heavy bike and is more speed/track focussed and they are perfectly acceptable pressures for such use.

    Ninja 250R. 110/70/17 and 140/70/17. Standard pressures 28/32 psi.

    Daytona 675R. 120/70/17 and 180/55/17. Standard pressures are 34/42 psi. Why the 2 psi drop on the front from 'standard sportbike pressures' ? Ask Triumph.

    BMW K1600. 120/70/17 and 180/55/17 and they spec 42/42 psi and a heavy sidewall (steel belted) front tyre.
     

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