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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2013, 8:42 am Thread Starter
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what do you have your tyre pressure at?

hi all,

what do you have your k12/13r tyre pressures at?

I know what the BMW recommended pressures are but I want to know what you have yours at to get the best out of the bike for street use not track.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2013, 3:54 pm
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Hi, well here in So Cal I have been running Bridgstones S20's with 35 front and 42 rear and still can't get more than 2,000 miles out of them. If I plan on doing some nutty stuff I will drop down to 33 front and 37 rear. Bike runs good with these pressures for me anyways.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2013, 3:50 pm
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I've been riding mainly Pirelli's (Diablo, Strada, and Angels). 40 psi front and rear seems to be the magic number for me. The Pirellis are a softer tire to begin with so the higher pressure doesn't compromise cornering, but does help extend usable life. I've been managing to get 4K and 5K miles of aggressive cornering out of a set. The key on the K-bikes is to not to be too hamfisted in a straight line or you'll cook the center strip faster than anything!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 2013, 10:50 am Thread Starter
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I'm gonna try 36f and 40r this close to what ran on my STR and it worked well if not I guess I'll be noticed by in a bush.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2013, 8:28 pm
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I was religious at 36f / 42r

I had some bad cupping on my pilot road front.

They say cupping is from under inflation, so I changed the tire(s) and upped the front to 40psi.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2013, 8:37 pm
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I was running metzelers 36 and 42 on my 1200S but by chance did some twisties one day at 33 and 40. Found ride and control better so now it's the latter going forward....
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