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respectfully, this site is 1800 valk tire discussions . the 1500 is a totally different animal thankyou
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The problem running lower tire pressure on our 750 lb Bikes is that it will almost always result in cupping and then howling...I hate that howl.

The minimum psi I will run is 40 front and 42 rear/no passenger. Otherwise I am looking at cupping and early tire replacement.
If I am going on the track I am lowering the pressure quite a bit.

But for street use, a few pounds less is not going to give much if any more contact patch but will assure cupping. Hope that helps.

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I set different pressures, starting out in lower 30's front, higher 30's in rear, until I found pressures that felt the best for me. I run 36 front and 40 rear w/o passenger. With passenger 38 front and 42 rear.
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I installed tire pressure monitors on my bike a while back. Whatever you fill the tires at remember that is not the riding pressure you will be running on. Depending on the climate you live in as in my case here in south florida. after about 2 miles my pressure is up 2-3 lbs, front climbs faster than rear due to the tire volumn being higher in the rear. On summer riding my tire pressure climbs about 4-6 lbs so if I start out at 40 within about 2-4 miles pressure has climbed to 45. Cooler climates not as much. My gauge also monitors tire temp.
that is absolutely correct. my chief has tire pressure monitor built in. cold pressures are 42 front and back. in a few mile the front will be 48 and the rear can go to 50 here in Texas. up north, running in the rain and cold weather there is still a 4-6psi increase. but that is all calculated into recommended cold pressure settings. reasonable firm tires yield less rolling resistance equal higher mileage and longer life. poncho
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Just checked my new dunnys and 41 is what they call for. That is what I plan to run.
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...reasonable firm tires yield less rolling resistance equal higher mileage and longer life
Yep, that's how I got 20,000km out of my OEM tyres (and they still had a bit in them, probably could have gone to 22,000 if I was really keen).

I check my tyre pressures before every ride (ie daily...it's a 60 second job and after a while just becomes second nature like checking your indicators and brake light) and I keep them a pound over recommended....ie 37 front and 42 rear.

This little Michelin pressure gauge sits in my jacket pocket at all times:

https://www.flipkart.com/michelin-di...meapmbbafg2kh6

Apart from the extra tyre life, the improved handling of firm tyres is a beautiful thing

PS....also, I have my air compressor permanently set up in the garage (wth a 90 degree tyre valve adaptor) so that if I ever want to add a couple of pounds it's EASY....whatever's easy we don't mind doing

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Yep, that's how I got 20,000km out of my OEM tyres (and they still had a bit in them, probably could have gone to 22,000 if I was really keen).
Geepity crickets! 20km, what is that like what 12k in real miles? not shabby for a big girl with pair like this.. wait.. she's sportin 6 nips! whoa, baby. a fella could get lost in all this tom foolery.


mileage, I was referring to mpg. but down under they get more of them but they are smaller. its probably from riding on the wrong side of the road.. poncho

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20km, what is that like what 12k in real miles?
You mean "old miles"...... they went out in the 1960's didn't they?
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You mean "old miles"...... they went out in the 1960's didn't they?
the 60's? like in Austin Powers, yeah baby! when often asked when we are finally going to switch to metric, I tell them we have no issues with metric and will do it the day you get on the correct side of the road. poncho
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I found that 38 psi front/40 psi rear riding solo @ 200lbs feels the most stable on the curvy roads here in Michigan
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