Tire Pressure


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warnett
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Tire Pressure

Postby warnett » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:38 am



Any thoughts on tire pressure on 82 Asp. I know the book is 32-to 42 for rear and 32 for front but I had someone telling me to run 42 on both all the time.



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Re: Tire Pressure

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:59 pm

I set mine on the high side for riding 2 up.If your riding alone most of the time you can stay nearer the low side.
As I remember,my rear is set at 40 and the front at 35 or so.

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bjatwood
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Re: Tire Pressure

Postby bjatwood » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:55 pm

I run my Dunlop E3's at 40 and 40 all the time....

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Re: Tire Pressure

Postby seabee_ » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:26 pm

Yep, I keep my E3's between 40-42 and check the pressures at least once a week, every couple of days even better. Gives you the chance to inspect the tire, also.
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Re: Tire Pressure

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:57 am

For me it is 41 front and 44 rear on the 1100 , the 1500 is 41 front and 50 in the CT on the rear but thats a different story 8-)
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Re: Tire Pressure

Postby bjatwood » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:19 am

I bought those nifty Accu-Pressure and are designed to monitor the air pressure in your tires. They replace the caps on the valve stems on your tires and change colors depending on the pressure in the tire. A green cap means that the pressure is OK. A yellow cap means that the pressure is approximately 4 PSI low. And a red cap means that the pressure is at least 10 PSI low. These are available in 6 different pressure ratings. Make sure that you order the correct set for your application. Most people agree that most Goldwing 1500 and 1800 tires should be run at approximately 40 PSI. Allowing the pressure to drop causes poor fuel economy, poor handling, faster tire wear and unsafe riding conditions.
This is a very handy "reference" for checking your tire pressure on a quick glance..


http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/accu_pr ... s/86/20882




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