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post #1 of 50 Old 09-07-2012, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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confused about tire pressures...

I have been looking up the best tire pressure to run, and I see all kinds of #'s being thrown around, I have a new set of bridgestone battlax and am running the recomended 36f 42r but I understand that is max weight, I am 160 pounds and riding in cooler temps now around 17 degrees. So I am just trying to figure out what is best for me. Oh and should I scrub my chicken strips with somthing because thay look wayyy to slipery to just ride on them!


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You're going to get a lot a of different answers on tire pressures. You need to figure out what works best for you... But FWIW I weigh 235lbs and I run 38r/34f year round... Air temps range from 45 to 100+. As for the chicken strips, if you haven't scrubbed them off by riding then don't worry, you're in no danger of leaning too far and slipping.

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wow Butters, don't beat around the bush!
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Dude, I've been riding those tire pressures for over 20,000 miles. You're a fucking retarded moronic troll who doesn't know shit about shit. You shouldn't even own a cbr 1000, let alone any other bike and everyone who reads your posts knows it. You should do us all a favor and go join a different forum. Don't go away mad..... just go away.

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I have been looking up the best tire pressure to run, and I see all kinds of #'s being thrown around, I have a new set of bridgestone battlax and am running the recomended 36f 42r but I understand that is max weight, I am 160 pounds and riding in cooler temps now around 17 degrees. So I am just trying to figure out what is best for me. Oh and should I scrub my chicken strips with somthing because thay look wayyy to slipery to just ride on them!


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Finds what works for you.
There are advantages and disadvantages to running higher or lower pressures, it all depends on how and where you ride.
A lot of highway commuting maybe a few psi more, spirited riding in the twisties a few psi less, just around town maybe somewhere in the middle.
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you are 235 and have 34 in the front? you're an idiot
Weighing in at 235 - 240 myself and run 34 in the front, never a problem.
Only reason I would go any higher with the pressure is if I were to be doing a lot of highway miles.
Oh and when I go out on a spirited Sunday ride the pressure goes down to 30 -32 psi.
and guess what, never a problem.

Once again Butters you have no idea what you're talking about
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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.

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you are 235 and have 34 in the front? you're an idiot
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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Michelin pilot power tires, 42 psi rear,38 psi front. I weight 280 lbs with helmet and jacket.

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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?
Because he's a troll

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