Anyone tried high tyre pressures on old K1200?
Good day from South Africa; hoping to make online friends your side of the Pond.
Being nostalgic for the Circa-2000 generation I'm eyeing a (very) secondhand K1200 RS or GT of the inline "flying brick" type, 1997-2004.
I recall reading on a UK forum (can't find it) these inline 1200s handle better with very high tyre pressures. The figure quoted was 4 bar/56 psi (!), front and rear.
The poster claimed this to have come from Bridgestone UK's technical dept. However, the bridgestone.co.uk website says nothing about this and quotes recommended pressures of around 3 bar/42 psi.
I'm 1,75 m/5 ft 9, weigh 80 kg/175 lb. South Africa is a hot climate country with previously-excellent roads, now lesser so, and rather - ahem - flexible law enforcement, which means we can get away with insane speeds. On my current Bandit I occasionally do short bursts of 220-240 km/h /130-140 mph, in hot summers and mild (above freezing) winters. I expect the exact same with a K1200 RS or GT.
Has anyone else been advised to bump up tyre pressures?