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post #1 of 17 Old 09-08-2008, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Check you tire pressures! Even on new ones

My bike never felt exactly better when I had my new front tire put on and I checked it and it was 10 lbs low?! Sure steers nice now. Guess they got the bead to seat and didnt care after that!
36 front and 42 rear if you dont have you manual handy! feels like a different bike with the right air pressure in it.

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checking your bike befor you go for a ride...thats crazy!!

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who woulddo such a thing like check pressures before a ride that's just crazy talk!!!

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It's the one thing I do religously before backing the bike out of the garage, I forget to chectk the lights and horn but the tires get checked every time

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I run 36 rear 32 front. 42 rear and 36 front is max load and IMHO isn't needed unless you're riding with a heavy load such as a passenger and gear.




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29 front 31 rear(sport)
34 front 36 rear (commute)

Last I checked it was 26 front 29 rear.
Talk about hook up!
I added some more air yesterday.

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I run 36 rear 32 front. 42 rear and 36 front is max load and IMHO isn't needed unless you're riding with a heavy load such as a passenger and gear.
What about for a fat guy like myself that is nearing the 300# mark (yes, I know, fix the problem, don't bandage it )?

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f36 r 42 feels best to me

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I'm crazy but I really don't play with pressure more than -4 lbs on the manufacures spec.(read the info on the side of the tire) but ussally -2 front -4 rear

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What about for a fat guy like myself that is nearing the 300# mark (yes, I know, fix the problem, don't bandage it )?
Stock pressures will be fine.
You could even go down to 34 front & 39 rear.
It just depends on how hard you push your tires & the road conditions.
Road temp. plays a part as well.
Test your tire grip a little at a time until you find that "sweet spot" of comfort & control.
If you are mostly commuting. keep them near the stock recommendations.

BTW.... The stock rear pressure can handle a 230 lb rider + a 135 lb. passenger without any issues.

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This is slightly off topic but along the same lines. When I got new tires last month I'm glad that I checked them out before I left the store with my wheels because they had mounted the rear tire backwards on the wheel. Just something else to keep in mind if you have someone mount your new tires...

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I have to watch my front.....over 2-3 weeks I loose 20 psi........

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Wow.. was I wrong on my factory pressures quoted? I misread the manual? What is standard according to Honda?

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I've noticed apprx. 1-2 lbs. per week loss in air.

If your tire(s) are in good shape - it's gotta be the stem or the bead - unless you're running spokes.

A clean seal is a key variable - clean both the inner rim and tire bead.

If you order the tires yourself - always possible.

If leaving it up to a shop it's a good idea to ask them to clean the seal (and watch it first hand if possible).

The pressures shown in the manual are MAXIMUM. Certainly not for best handling. I go 210 lbs. 36r/32f seems to work pretty well.

Corporate is covering their a$$e$ in case you try to haul a utility trailer with it.

Or load it a bit beyond the max.

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