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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-05-2005, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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tire pressure, which one ?


for years i have filled the tires as per bikes owners manual!
is this the best way?
or should i go by what is written on the tires, as per the tire maker?

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Re: tire pressure, which one ?

what kind of bike you have bells? I have 36 front..32 rear.
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oops... sorry!
it's an 03- 620 monster!
120 60 17 f
160 60 17 r
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from what I understand, tire manufacturer has a lot to do with it.
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Re: tire pressure, which one ?

Tire manufacturers list maximum pressure on the sidewall. The motorcycle manufacturer decides proper pressure for your bike. That info is in your owner's manual. Also, some tire manufacturers publish the pressure they want you to use on a particular bike with that model tire.



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Re: tire pressure, which one ?

A popular pressure would be 32/34 in summer, & 30/32 in winter.

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Re: tire pressure, which one ?

You didn't say what brand you are running. Avon's web site has a place to look up your bike and tires and gives you the correct pressure. I don't know about other manufacturer's sites but it is worth a try.

I have read (and been told by a trusted Duck expert and mechanic) that for most modern bikes, 36 front and 42 rear is a good rule of thumb.


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Re: tire pressure, which one ?

I run Michelins and use 32 front 34 rear, which is close to what the manual recommends. I agree with Norm. Lower pressure when it's cold out.

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Unless you weigh over 300#, DON'T run 36/42!!!

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Unless you weigh over 300#, DON'T run 36/42!!!
Well ya made me go look. I checked Avon's site for the 620 Monster and they reccommend* their Azaro or Azaro Sport/Supersport @32 PSI front and 34 PSI rear.

Just to make sure I wasn't crazy...I checked for my ST4...36F / 42R. I knew I didn't pull those number out of the air. I'm 150 soaking wet and run 36/42 on my ST4...no problem and it handles fine not like I'm riding on rocks. Must have more to do with the machine's weight than the rider...unless the rider is, as you note...uuh...on the large side.

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