Elite 3 tire pressure

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Elite 3 tire pressure

Post by furnacedoc » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:54 am

Hello, I just replaced my front tire on my 97 GL 1500se with an elite 3. the recomended pressure on the tire is 41# but the manual recommends 33 Which should i go by? I feel like i should run what the manufacturer recommends. Any thoughts? see ya on the road

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Re: Elite 3 tire pressure

Post by dingdong » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:41 am

The 33 lbs is for the original tire way back when. The E3 wasn't around then. 41 is the recommended pressure for most newer tires.

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Re: Elite 3 tire pressure

Post by detdrbuzzard » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:58 am

38f and 41r running 33 causes poor handling
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Re: Elite 3 tire pressure

Post by tmilam » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:45 pm

The 41psi is the MAX air pressure for carrying the MAX load of weight the tire can handle. On the 1500's there is a chart on the left side of the frame for tire pressures. Might look on the frame.

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