'96 1500 Darkside question


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'96 1500 Darkside question

Postby Michael Faircloth » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:28 am



I have changed the rear tire on my bike to the Taxi tire and it rides great with 48 PSI..... question, Why does this same tire only need 30 PSI on a car but needs 45-48 PSI when holding up 1/2 of a wing.??
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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby vtxcandyred » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:19 am

Why do you run 48psi. I use the Dunlop run flat at 40. I guess I like it a bit smoother on the backside.

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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby Mh434 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:13 pm

I suspect it's because of the heavy-duty build of a car tire, designed to carry much more weight than 1/2 a GoldWing - extra plies in the construction, stiffer sidewalls, etc., so less air pressure required to keep the tire up on it's intended footprint.

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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby FM-USA » Sun May 08, 2016 7:27 pm

Michael Faircloth wrote:I have changed the rear tire on my bike to the Taxi tire and it rides great with 48 PSI..... question, Why does this same tire only need 30 PSI on a car but needs 45-48 PSI when holding up 1/2 of a wing.??
Mike in Naples

The taxi tire 's sidewalls (Austone) are not very well supported for use as a bike tire so extra pressure is needed to compensate that unwanted flex.
I set my first Austone's pressure at 36 PSI and it was a little to mushie in turns. Set it at 42 and it was much better but after reading more users experiences, I went up to 48 PSI.

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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby Dennis613l » Tue May 10, 2016 7:37 am

I must have missed something.
Been running my Austone at 42 and it feels good, what are the differences running it higher?

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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby FM-USA » Tue May 10, 2016 7:46 am

Dennis613l wrote:I must have missed something.
Been running my Austone at 42 and it feels good, what are the differences running it higher?

For me it was a little stiffer running in curves.
If you ever felt the rear tire side slip (ice - snow - tar snakes) you'd know the feeling but very very slight. It's a personal want type of thing.
I'm highly attuned to my bikes balance and reactions, even running over a small rock I know I did hit something. It's the vibrations that I feel in the seat and H-bars.
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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu May 12, 2016 9:00 pm

I'm running a Goodyear Assurance at 45-46 lbs. pressure. At 40 lbs. I could still feel a little "squirming" and at 45 lbs. that "squirmy" feeling is gone.
Having to use higher pressure because of the sidewall construction, and being on a single track vehicle, seems to make sense. :D
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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby FM-USA » Thu May 12, 2016 10:24 pm

OldZX11Rider wrote:I'm running a Goodyear Assurance at 45-46 lbs. pressure. At 40 lbs. I could still feel a little "squirming" and at 45 lbs. that "squirmy" feeling is gone.
Having to use higher pressure because of the sidewall construction, and being on a single track vehicle, seems to make sense. :D

Similar to what Joey Chitwood did to his car tires so he could ride on 2 wheels. His tire pressure was around 80 PSI. :shock:
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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri May 13, 2016 8:48 am

Wow! 80 psi. You sure he wasn't trying to make a more rounded profile of the tire? You know, trying to hide the fact he was running a car tire. :lol:
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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri May 13, 2016 8:50 am

Disregard that last post. :mrgreen:
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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri May 13, 2016 8:53 am

Took a little bit before that name rang a bell. :oops:
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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby FM-USA » Fri May 13, 2016 8:57 am

OldZX11Rider wrote:Disregard that last post. :mrgreen:

I know, I'm old and remember old stuff. Stuff that fell to the wayside and forgotten... like we will be, a year after we're gone.
UNLESS you ever p'st someone off. :roll:
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Re: '96 1500 Darkside question

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri May 13, 2016 9:06 am

I'll probably be remembered by many. :D

(Probably not too favourably by many also). :roll:


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