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What the best tire pressure for day in and day out town cruising and weekend canyon carving? The weather just cooled down dramatically here in So Cal. Probobly for the season. Guess I should know this after 20 years. Bike in Question is a 03 1000 Monster.
 
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The correct tire pressure will result in a 10% +/- increase in pressure from before your ride to after your ride. If the increase is greater than 10%, add more air. If the increase is less than 10%, let some out. The manual's recommended settings are a good place to start.
 
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I just wondering about that also. What is the recommended pressure for in pounds? I am not sure where my manual is.
 

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Front
30.5-33.4

Rear
31.9-34.8

Those are the conversions from bar to PSI. You can always download the manual at ducati.com.
 

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I have always heard that 32psi front and 34psi rear is the recommended place to start.
 

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FYI, for a track day it was suggested that I start at 30/30.
 
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Thanks. I don't check my pressure as much as I should so this morning before my ride I checked and I was low. I set them both to 30 and could not believe what a difference.

For those that are lazy like me, I suggest you check them before every ride.
 
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I run 30f 30r, which is great for track day type riding, but would explain alot about my tires not lasting very long!
 

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Took a ride today for the first time in 3 weeks since the weather was halfway decent... checked the pressure. 15/15. I can't even remember the last time I checked it.
 

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32/32 seems to work for me (short stints around town, lots of canyon riding). My rears typically only last about 1k or so miles (M1s and 208GPs), I will try the Metzeler-recommended 32/36 next to see if I can't get a couple more miles out of the rear...

-R.
 

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1000 miles ?! Do a lot of smoky burnouts? :p

You need to buy a tire company, distributor os something...
 

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Never tried a burnout. But we do have a ton of nice, twisty roads around these parts... Plenty thread left in the middle, the sides are just gone...

To be perfectly honest, including the 300-mile group ride yesterday, the mileage I got out of the last one is closer to 1.500. But the thing is BALD,well beyond what one should normally ride on.

-R.
 

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I rode with him yesterday, so I can vouch for T_Viking's worn out tire...lots of corner speed and throttle is the method....

no kidding?!
mine have 10k miles and still look ok...what the hell are you talking about?! ::)
What brand and model of tires are you getting '10k miles and still look ok' out of?
 

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Here in PNG we're all metric.

But I still pump my tires to 30psi
I am 5'11" tall, (not 180cm's)
but I am 100kg's not (i think) 220lbs
I tigten my nuts in foot lb
I ride in kilometers per Hour (regularly above 160)
160klm per hour is still the magic tun!
& my Duc manual is all in Bar, Newton Meters & Milimeters
Boy am I confused!!!

Hey that's a great trick about the +/- 10%, must check it out.

I ride with a couple of Harley boys, 2003 V-Rod & 2003 Electraglide Ultra, (only cause i have to) & it seems there is a lot of variance in Tire pressure.

The Duc agent in Australia told me 30/30, & that's what i run in Metzler 170/70x17 & 120/70x17.
The v-rod has a 180/55x18 on the rear & I think a 120/70x18 on the front & the reccommended tire pressure from Harley is 36 front & 38 rear.

After a long run up the hyway the rear tyre on the Harley is noticably hotter than mine, is their some relationship between Pressure & Temperature in Tyres?

And if so wouldn't it be better to run the higher pressures to get hotter stickier tyres?
 

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tire temps increase when under inflated. the Harley's tires are hotter because the bike is heavier.

i think 30 30 psi is a little low for street use. i would run at least 32 in the back tire. hit metzeler's website and they will give you their recommendations.
 
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