Tire pressure shinko 712


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Tire pressure shinko 712

Post by auctioneeral » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:03 am



Whats a good range for tire pressure on gl1100 nake front and back. Tires are shinko 712.
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Re: Tire pressure shinko 712

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:55 am

From the owners manual:
Tire Pressure
Tire Pressure

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Re: Tire pressure shinko 712

Post by sportsfreaked » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:51 pm

I know the owners manual says 32 and 32 or 40 for the rear if you have a passenger but wasn't that for the original tires from back in the early 80's. I asked this question and was told to go with what was on the side of the new tire for max psi. I therefore put 40 psi In my tires as that's what they said. Should we go by owners manual or what the tire manufacture calls for? Thanks. Ed
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Re: Tire pressure shinko 712

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:08 pm

The tire pressures in the owners manual are for the tires supplied with (and specified for) the bike. If you have different tires on the bike, then you should be going by the tire manufacturers recommendations.

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Re: Tire pressure shinko 712

Post by bobbybiscuit » Wed May 24, 2017 11:44 am

I had the misfortune last Sunday of a rear tyre valve blowout (only 2 years old) whilst on a dual carriageway (outside lane) whilst doing 65 UK mph. I had checked the tyre pressures before leaving home and had put 40psi in the rear tyre. It was a relatively hot day (22c). I have taken the wheel tyre to a local garage and they put in a brand new valve for me. I think I will put 35psi in. Lone rider. I have the GL1100a aspencade 1982. I will see how I get on with the lower pressure.

I managed to pull in on the edge of the carriageway somehow without coming off the bike. My son was behind me and he said I was all over the place. Then whilst waiting for the road rescue service (AA) some idiot clipped my bike . I had put on after market footrests fitted to the crash bars. Fortunately it just turned the footrest. Another inch or so and my bike would have been sent flying, Luckily no damage to the bike. :D

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Re: Tire pressure shinko 712

Post by harvey01 » Wed May 24, 2017 12:31 pm

I went to the Shinko site hoping to find their recommended tire pressure for that tire and all they list is a max pressure of 40psi. Based on that and the Honda recommended tire pressures I would probably pick a number between the two and start with that. I would then add a couple lbs at a time and see what felt best until I reached the 40psi.

I have always heard that the max pressure on the sidewall is for a vehicle fully loaded or overloaded and is only to be used at that point for short periods as high inflation will cause early wear of the tread.


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