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choice323

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How much air should be in my tires?
« on: 06/02/11 10:58AM »
I have a 03 gsxr 750stock tires what should It be the psi level in them front n back

Gahawn

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #1 on: 06/02/11 11:00AM »
Short answer... consult your owner's manual.

Longer answer... it depends on what tires you're using and what kind of riding you're doing.

choice323

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #2 on: 06/02/11 11:02AM »
I got mitchelin and Im just comuting to work in city

Gahawn

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #3 on: 06/02/11 11:03AM »
Then go with the short answer.

choice323

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #4 on: 06/02/11 11:07AM »
I dont have the manual for that bike gotta get it online

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #5 on: 06/02/11 11:15AM »
34-36 PSI is usually around what you need to be at front and back...I usually put 34 PSI front and 36 PSI rear for sportbike tires being used on the street.

choice323

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #6 on: 06/02/11 11:16AM »
On my way to check them thanxs

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #7 on: 06/02/11 11:19AM »
34-36 PSI is usually around what you need to be at front and back...I usually put 34 PSI front and 36 PSI rear for sportbike tires being used on the street.

32 or 34 for the front is pretty common, and 36 or 38 is common for the rear. but check online to see what the manual would say is best for your specific tires.

Offline Shawn3210

Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #8 on: 06/02/11 11:31AM »
I run 36 on the streets and about 29-32 for canyons.

Offline Nekyd ಠ_ಠ

Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #9 on: 06/02/11 11:35AM »
check the tire wall?
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Offline Shawn3210

Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #10 on: 06/02/11 11:37AM »
check the tire wall?

The tire wall usually only have the maximum pressure that a tire can hold. The recommended is usually on the swing arm.

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« Reply #11 on: 06/02/11 11:44AM »
Check the tire wall and check the bike's frame for regular street riding and lower it by 4-8lbs. for aggressive canyon riding and for track try different levels and ask a track junky as well.  It depends as well if you have a passenger or extra weight but never exceed the maximum.

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #12 on: 06/02/11 01:32PM »
34-36 PSI is usually around what you need to be at front and back...I usually put 34 PSI front and 36 PSI rear for sportbike tires being used on the street.

That's seems to be the norm for a lot of sport bikes. My SV was 33-36 F-R, the 'tona is 34-36
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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #13 on: 06/02/11 01:35PM »
i go with the 10% rule, air pressure s/b 10% higher when tire is warmed up than when cold, worked very well for me, no tire cupping either

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #14 on: 06/02/11 01:59PM »
i use 35/35 front/back

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #15 on: 06/02/11 03:46PM »
Check the tire wall and check the bike's frame for regular street riding and lower it by 4-8lbs. for aggressive canyon riding and for track try different levels and ask a track junky as well.  It depends as well if you have a passenger or extra weight but never exceed the maximum.

This is the best answer I found so far.  Also, tire wall usually just gives you the maximum pressure like cars.  My 1098 shows 32.7 F & 36.9 R cold (so technical to the decimal).  Now I need to go check them to make sure it's not 36.8.

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #16 on: 06/02/11 04:08PM »
Whatever is on the swingarm for maximum longevity

lower it a little if your going to do autoregressive canyon riding but the swingarm psi tends to be enough for almost anything
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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #17 on: 06/02/11 04:55PM »
 :43: If I put 30psi out of the garage they will heat up to 36psi with regular street riding. So how 'bout 5psi lower than the max psi recommendation?

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #18 on: 06/02/11 05:13PM »
check the tire wall?

The tire wall usually only have the maximum pressure that a tire can hold. The recommended is usually on the swing arm.

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Re: How much air should be in my tires?
« Reply #19 on: 06/02/11 10:54PM »
if you're doing a lot of slab communting and yu want your tires to get the most milage I'd go 38F 38R.

Hard twisty riding 34F 36R...these are COLD settings.
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