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Looking for Michelin tyre pressure recommendations .

Yesterday I put on a set of - Pilot Roads - and the installer said run them at 36 Front / 40 Rear

I can not find the website that offers any info in this matter. I want to confirm his advice and I am sure Michelin publish it somewhere?

I scrubbed them in today (200 kms ride) and to my mind they handled real well but the bike felt a bit hard and vibey. Even my mirrors seemed a little more blurred than usual. The improved handling is in part from the fact they are new and without the square sections of my worn tyres but maybe they are just a bit hard ????

I had run my previous tyres - Metzler RoadTech Z6's - at 33 F/ 36 R

Anyone ....????
 

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hmmmmm...

Here is what Metzler said on their site for my 2002 S4 - F 34 / R36 withRoad Tech Z6's. ( it worked for me)

http://www.us.metzelermoto.com/tyre...r+S4+916&confirm=true&IMAGE1.x=77&IMAGE1.y=12


Regarding comments about the manual : I do not know how the bike manufacturer can can work out tire pressures on tyres that have not been designed or manufacteured. Eg a 2002 bike and a 2006 tyre design ( compound/development etc..)
 

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I just found the Michelin recommendation for these tyres and an S4 Monster

2.2 bar Front and 2.5 Bar Rear (32 / 36 psi)

I will use this as my starting point but it is consistent with my Metzler pressures I was running so I am going to be much more comfortable at these levels.

Surprises me why my shop always adamantly recommends such high pressures. They are a big respected shop and do racing tyres as well as road and off road bike tyres.
 
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