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Old 04-15-2011, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know why the rear mag wheel pressure is 41 and the spoked wheel is 38? Could you run 38 in the mag wheel without harm? Thanks for your thoughts. Kito.
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The mag wheel tyre is tubeless and radial. Don't know why the pressures are different, but the tyres are. I wouldn't run the mag wheel tyres at any less than the maker recommends. The pressures are decided after prolonged testing and cooperation between the tyre maker and the bike manufacturer.
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Thanks Forchetto. I'm a new member but already I value your advise and look for your posts. Saying that, can you direct me to the post where you have the dimemsions of the bars you installed. Many thanks, Kito.
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The Norman Hyde "M" bars?. Thread here:

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No matter what cycle, I've always run the highest recommended pressure on the side of the tire. I've always gotten great milage out of my tires. What little traction might be lost because of a slightly smaller contact point isn't noticeable to me, even here in the very rainy great North West US (Oregon).

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The tyres are not made just for our Bonnies. The pressures stated in the manual are for the maximum laden weight our bikes are designed for. If those same tyres are fitted to a lighter or heavier bike they'll require different pressures.

A good example is a relatively light car like my Miata (Mazda MX-5), which only requires 26 psi, whereas the maximum pressure stated on the tyre sidewall is 51 psi...! the same tyres fitted to a heavier car will require more pressure.

Just follow the vehicle makers recommedations. If you feel that a little more pressure improves things, go up something like 10-20% but not up to maximum stated on side wall.

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The mag wheel tyre is tubeless and radial. Don't know why the pressures are different, but the tyres are. I wouldn't run the mag wheel tyres at any less than the maker recommends. The pressures are decided after prolonged testing and cooperation between the tyre maker and the bike manufacturer.
I always run the recommended pressure as per the owners handbook and check at least once a month.
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If you're riding a T100 with tube tires, they seep air. I check my tires very regularly, at least once a week and usually have to add a pound of air after a week.

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Ride On takes care of seepage, and for all I know it helps with flats. It's hard to prove a negative.

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I always run the recommended pressure as per the owners handbook and check at least once a month.
+1 I do the same.

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