tire pressure

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tire pressure

Postby bill5447 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:18 pm

I was riding my '85 aspencade across Alabama hwys while the temp was hovering around 100 degrees, running at 70-80 mph. The road surface was a combination of concrete and black top. I started thinking about the tire pressure while running down the road, now I run 40 lbs in each tire and was just curious about the heat build up. Is is possible for the tires to actually overheat and build up enough pressure to blow either a hole or off the bead, should I have reduced the tire press a little to compensate for the heat build up? Thank you for any and all advise on this subject and BTW the tires are new and mfgd by Kendra. Thank you, Bill 5447

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Re: tire pressure

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:16 pm

The tire pressures given by the manufacturers are cold temperatures - meaning, the manufacturers have taken into account the rise in pressure that will occur when the tires are heated up. No need to reduce pressure because of high temperatures.

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