OK guys, I need recommendation for front and rear tyre pressures. I'm currently using 30/28 F/R. I'm using these pressure from wild guessing. However, I'd prefer tried and true poundage.
It really depends what sort of tyres you are running and whether you are using warmers or not. For example I'm running 30/34 F/R in my Ninja 400 as these are OEM road going tyres but in my race bike with soft race compound tyres that are designed to be heated to 80 degrees before use I run 30/26 F/R and drop to 25 in the rear on cold days to try and get more heat into the tyre by making it flex.OK guys, I need recommendation for front and rear tyre pressures. I'm currently using 30/28 F/R. I'm using these pressure from wild guessing. However, I'd prefer tried and true poundage.
I see you like extra pressure in the front on the road. You dont find this gives you a hard ride with less 'feel'? I'm aware you live in a warm country though so you can probably get away with the smaller contact patch a firmer tyre has with the road. I would be too scared to run 36 or 38 in the front here in chilly Southern NZ. The tyres never get that warm.On my 300 running Supercorsa tires hot off the warmers I am 26/26, my 400 I will try 28/28 with warmers and drop down from there.
If I canyon carve I run 34/30 no warmers, get them HAWT on the street my front feels planted better there for some reason
If I am city riding I am 36/32 unless my wife rides with me then I go 38/36
Im 105 Kilos need the extra air lol
I never listen to the manual I ride what feels good to me when I ride
Well when it gets real cold I just stop riding. You can ride 9 months of the year here.@Kiwi Rider
The roads are crap here hence the reason I ride with more air in the front. I have seen guys bend rims with lower air pressure in the front. So my city riding I always put more air for the sake of my rims. The ride is a little harder but manageable.
When I hit the canyons on my bigger bikes for some reason the front just feels planted better. I have tried lower pressure and the front seems to slide. Might not have warmed up the tires enough at that time.
How are you warming your tires for canyon riding? I usually get up to higher speed and brake hard a few times to warm the front. The rear accelerate hard a few times. Is there a better way?
I couldn't imagine riding in the cold all the time. I guess it's something you get used too