Like suspension settings I think this is largely a matter of personal preference, and a compromise between comfort and handling. For me the best compromise is 34F/38R PSI. Less on the front causes a less sure footed feeling in the canyons. Higher pressures compound the bouncing typical on LA concrete slab freeways. BTW, that's solo with the stock BT020 tyres, which barely seem to get warm to the touch. For best grip I would probably do better at even lower pressures, but prefer the 'feel' at these number.
I thought that the manual was quoting very high tire pressures and thats why I had asked this question in the forum. I am finding that generally this manual I can take with a grain of salt as if you noticed another post I asked how many quarts of oil since the manual doesn't even say! So dont get mad at me for asking these type of questions they may sound silly but the manual doesn't say...so I ask all of you experts since you have been riding this bike. :razz:
I asume you mean engine oil.....see page 1.18 of the service manual
dry fill 3.50 litres
wet fill (inc fliter) 3.20 litres
wet fill (excluding filter) 3.00 litres
sorry I don`t have volume in quarts
I've had this discussion at work over the years with many different buddies and some guys are absolutely steadfast about looking on the door of the car or reading the bike manual to see about the right tyre press. The way I always looked at it is the sticker on the car door or the bike manual might state a general number usually the max. press. That also happens to be on the stock tyre. If you change to a completely different tyre.the book or sticker might not suit that tyre. Do you agree?
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