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  • Offline Caps66   th

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    General tyre and tyre pressure questions
    on: February 01, 2024, 08:53:42 am
    February 01, 2024, 08:53:42 am
    On my 2022 model the tyre pressures are front 29psi, 200kPa, rear 41psi, 280kPa.
    Why does this not change for solo, pillion, luggage etc?  Previous bikes I have owned had different pressures.

    Also is anyone dropping the pressure out of the tyres for going off road?  I am letting about 10 psi from the front and rear, any thoughts?

    I am on just under 10,000km on the tyres at the moment but when these are shot I will be looking at the Mitas E07 150/70.  The reviews on here are good.  Are the tyres pressures different with the 150/70?

    Thanks

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    Re: General tyre and tyre pressure questions
    Reply #1 on: February 02, 2024, 02:34:48 am
    February 02, 2024, 02:34:48 am
    I have the rally raid conversion and run 24 -26 psi with tubeless rims on Bridgestone adventure cross ax -41s

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    Re: General tyre and tyre pressure questions
    Reply #2 on: February 09, 2024, 01:57:05 pm
    February 09, 2024, 01:57:05 pm
    I ran my stock wheels and tires down at 20/22 when doing some fairly serious off road stuff here on my 2021. Much more grip and better in the sand & gravel. The bike handled everything the trail had to throw at me but obviously the stock tires are missing grip on the sidewalls. The plan is to go to a 50/50 of some sort this year. I carry a small compressor to pump them back up for the drive home. I’m 135 lbs + gear.

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    Re: General tyre and tyre pressure questions
    Reply #3 on: February 09, 2024, 07:04:00 pm
    February 09, 2024, 07:04:00 pm
    The numbers in the book are the maximum pressures for the OEM fitment tyres, that's all... depending on your load/terrain and different tyre brand/tread etc. you need to adjust your pressure to suit the individual conditions.

    fwiw. generally speaking, the 29psi for a 19" front wheel on a bike this size and weight is about right - however, 41psi is way too high for any off-road riding, and I suspect was the number they considered would offer the least rolling resistance/best mpg during testing - it is not necessarily the best for actual grip and traction however.

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    Re: General tyre and tyre pressure questions
    Reply #4 on: February 12, 2024, 01:24:13 am
    February 12, 2024, 01:24:13 am
    Thanks for the answers and insight

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