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 Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:48 am 
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Do you stick to the pressures recommended in the manual or do you adjust pressure depending on the scenario?

For example - on my CBR the manual states the rear tyre should be maintained at 42 psi - but this is obviously a manufacturers 'cover all' pressure recommendation designed to cope with various riding scenarios - from solo, to two up etc and may also have a positive influence on tyre wear rate.

If on the other hand I was planning to attack my favourite set of tight, technical bends on a warm summers day I may try 36 psi on the rear tyre instead for better feedback, grip and overall handling (while maintaining the standard 36 psi at the front).

Obviously close attention to tyre pressures and suspension settings is standard practice for experienced track riders - I'm just wondering if anyone has preferred pressures for their road tyres which differ from the standard tyre pressure recommendation.


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 Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:48 pm 
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two up i use 36/42

but one up road riding is 34/36

if on track/fast road then 32/34 but could go down to 28/32 for fast track.

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 Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:17 pm 
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34-36 all round , for me :)

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 Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:19 pm 
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That's interesting - I'll definitely try the 34/36 combo. Cheers fellas.


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