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post #11 of 51 Old 09-08-2012, 02:08 PM
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nothing wrong with running the oem recommended pressures, on the street, you will get maximum tire wear. I turn 33/34 front 36/37 rear. track I run 30/30 when it's 100 out and 31/31 in 80 degree weather.
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post #12 of 51 Old 09-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Fireblade61 View Post
1) Tires are stickier when they are warm.
2) They warm up from flexing (not from doing burnouts).
3) Lower pressures mean more flexing.

The trade off for running lower pressures in order to get more grip is mileage. I barely got 4000 miles out of my tires on the street when I was using 32 rear and 34 front ( I know, that's backwards, I'm an idiot blah blah blah blah). My last set was run at 36 front and 40 rear, and I got around 10,000 out of them and never had any sensation of losing grip during my typical commuting and weekend squiding around on the back roads. I just switched to PP2CT's and I'm running 36F and 40R and they feel awesome. I even got surprised by a sharp turn last weekend and as I was trying to get on the front brake to slow a bit, the brand new pads (puttin in plug for for Brad and Mary here) really grabbed up. Front end dove but didn't push at all.
I wouldn't say more in the front is backwards, just different. After reading some track guys talk about this I've been experimenting with it, settled in at 33f/32r right now and I love it, more turn in than having more air in the rear, but not too much since I'm only running 1psi more in front.

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Please enlighten us!! Exactly where should his tire pressure be and what is your reasoning? Most importantly why would you call a complete stranger an idiot over tire pressure?

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Interesting, so basically you rolled the dice and spat out a ignorant comment because you simply have no knowledge on the matter. In the process insult another member for no reason. You should do more reading and less posting!
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38front 42rear allways any condition any road! on 2ct's! never had any issues!

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you are 235 and have 34 in the front? you're an idiot
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More data to chew on. Summit Point W.Va., Jefferson circuit is short (about a mile). Pretty hard to get the tires warmed up. I started the day (with about 65 degree air/track temps) at 30f and 32 rear. Still felt pretty slippery. I held off on lowering pressure cuz the old timers said the track would get stickier after each session due to sun warming up the surface and from people laying rubber in the race lane. It got a bit better in the second and third sessions. After the noon break I was thinking the tires still felt like they weren't holding like my Q2's did, so I dropped a few psi out of the front. Big improvement. I've seen tons of veterans say Mich. PP2CT's need to be run at about 28 cold to work. I thought that was wicked low, but turns out it was dead on.

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I know this is somewhat of an old thread, but i guess thats what the forum "search" button is for.....just curious can someone explain the weight/tire pressure setting...ive noticed ya'll been saying 33f-34r for an all around temp (for street riding)...just curious to know if this setting is a good fit for someone around 140lbs...thanks in advance!

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I have a riding buddy that weighs around that, and rides 31/31 street, all the time.

mess around a little and see what you like.
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Originally Posted by Visionary View Post
ive noticed ya'll been saying 33f-34r for an all around temp (for street riding)...just curious to know if this setting is a good fit for someone around 140lbs...thanks in advance!
Not everyone has been saying that. I keep mine at close to the owner's manual, service manual and swingarm sticker recommended pressure of 36F/42R. I do strictly street riding and get about 10k miles out of a set of tires.
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