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Just wanted to remind everyone to check their tire pressure often. I rode yesterday to work and i just was not taking turns well. It's like my bike did not want to turn. I was on a ramp from one highway to another, and i took the turn wide and went on the shoulder. Had to slow down a lot more to turn.

Checked my tire pressure and I was 10 psi low on each tire.

So check those tires !! :cruising:
 

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Repost IMO.

Glad you're not dead though.
so what? its never a bad idea to have a reminder now and again... some people arent very attentive and overlook small things like that.. I cant tell you how many cars i see with low tires...


Glad you were able to recognize it and adjust before something went wrong!
 

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What is my tire pressure supposed to be at while we are on it? I have Pirelli on the front and a Diablo on the back. The Pirelli said 42 psi on the tire. Seems high? Idk.


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Can these be installed without any tire removal tools? Will a home compressor be able to get the tire back on bead?
i think you need one of those tools to get the pin out but its only like 2 dollars. as for the bead you can just put a ratchet strap around the tire and crank it down, then when you start filling the tire it will pop back into the bead.
 

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What is my tire pressure supposed to be at while we are on it? I have Pirelli on the front and a Diablo on the back. The Pirelli said 42 psi on the tire. Seems high? Idk.
Max cold pressure is 36 PSI front, 42 PSI rear. Many people ride a little lower PSI than this (especially in the twisties), but about 34/40 is a good general starting point
 

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What is my tire pressure supposed to be at while we are on it? I have Pirelli on the front and a Diablo on the back. The Pirelli said 42 psi on the tire. Seems high? Idk.


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those are the numbers for max payload capacity, for example, if you're riding two up. I usually keep mine at 35(rear)/33(front) for street riding.
 

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those are the numbers for max payload capacity, for example, if you're riding two up. I usually keep mine at 35(rear)/33(front) for street riding.
Or if you're fat like me and weigh about as much as 2 skinny people. :banghead:
 

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tire pressure make such a big difference. I purchased my bike a little over a month ago and never checked the tire pressure after buying it. It wasnt until I did my oil change a few weeks ago that I decided to check my tire pressure, just for giggles...I was 8psi in the front and 11psi in the back. After pumping B016's to 34 in the front and back...its a completely different bike...and it CORNERS. I feel so much more comfortable on my bike... :+1: for checking tire pressure.
 

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I check it every Friday night before I head off to find some twisties on the weekends. As others have been saying...as a VERY general rule of thumb that I use and is not applicable in all situations, low 30s for twisties, mid 30s for slabbin', upper 30's for a fully loaded bike.
 

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I accidentally ran 28 in the front when it was cold and on a hard riding day. Ended up with a really weird grove/dip around the tire. Thought the bike felt weird.


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