Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Originally Posted by Tarnsman
... the tirewalls, they say max load 850lbs at 42psi. I ride it like the sports bike it is. What pressure should I run?
The 42psi on the sidewall is the maximum pressure, not a recommendation from the tire manufacture. The higher pressure provides better mileage and better rim protection from pot holes. Lower pressure provides better traction. You should play with different pressures and find what works better for your riding style.
My go-to numbers are 30/30 at the track (varies with the tire and temp), 32/36 for sport riding or cold or rainy commuting, and 36/42 for 2-up and commuting.
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