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diamondyid
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tyre pressures

Post by diamondyid on Thu 11 Sep 2014, 12:24 pm

I have just bought my cb500, which has mixed tyres. Dunlop Arrowmax front & Avon Road Rider rear. rear is nearly new, front has some life left so I don't want to buy new before next year as I don't ride in winter (too old) lol. steering is fine, stability is a bit off! any suggestions on tyre pressures? I am 18 stone affraid
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Beresford
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Re: tyre pressures

Post by Beresford on Thu 11 Sep 2014, 2:29 pm

18 stone ? Is that all? I'm bigger'n that! Cool
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diamondyid
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Re: tyre pressures

Post by diamondyid on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 8:13 am

any advice then mate? Twisted Evil
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jchesshyre
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Re: tyre pressures

Post by jchesshyre on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 11:03 am

Try 33 front, 36 rear.
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Beresford
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Location : not that far from Kirkistown

Re: tyre pressures

Post by Beresford on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 9:39 pm

diamondyid wrote:any advice then mate? Twisted Evil
Damn. That forced me to go out and actually check my tyres, as usually I just blow 'em up until they feel right when I kick them. pirat   They were at 36 F and 40 R. Metzeler Lasertecs. Had them since I bought the bike 4500 miles ago and the rear is just coming up for replacement. I haven't any complaints with them . I don't know how they would compare with other tyres as I have nothing to compare them to, but the one thing I like is that they seem very predictable when at the limits of grip and let me know when to ease off.
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stevew
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Location : Orpington, UK

Re: tyre pressures

Post by stevew on Mon 15 Sep 2014, 10:58 pm

Yeah, running similar 36/40 now 'cos it handled like shit with the factory recommendations Crying or Very sad

With it fully loaded up this w/e i went up another 5psi both ends and it was still fine.

Rear is pretty well worn and front is about half gone.
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Ray Baxter
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Re: tyre pressures

Post by Ray Baxter on Mon 22 Sep 2014, 7:04 pm

After reading this thread, I tried 33/36. What a difference to original spec. I wouldn't have thought that a few psi could make such a difference. Cheers guys

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