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  1. dmons
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    it states on my tires..."holds a maximum of 908 lbs (at) 42 p.s.i.. am i supposed to fill my tires to 42 psi?? they are presently at 30 p.s.i....thanx

  2. Ravhite
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    it states on my tires..."holds a maximum of 908 lbs (at) 42 p.s.i.. am i supposed to fill my tires to 42 psi?? they are presently at 30 p.s.i....thanx

    You have to make the cell on this one, Yamaha normally recommends 30 to 35 psi depending on he bike. I run Metzlers and have found that they have a longer tread life and a better ride with approximately 40 psi. You will notice that I stated they recommend. I run the air pressure that gives me the best results.......mpg, tire wear, and feel.

  3. Fulldild1
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    I just purchased my V second hand and the tires were worn out, 5707 miles. The tires were right at 30 psi, bald at the outer edges and tread in the middle. Signs of to little air pressure. When I had them replaced the mechanic had a V also and he recommended 40-41 psi for best wear too.

  4. yerzejricg
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    ...OK, i'm lost too. The book recomends 33psi in front and 36psi in rear for max weight. So what's the deal? O.E.M tires on '00 1100 classic. Please enlighten...Thanx

  5. zcoddjraj
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    My dealership told me to put 36psi in the front tire, and 38psi in the rear tire. I have Dunlop tires on the bike.

  6. wzdar6
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    i run 33 front and 36 in the rear like the manual list. i have 7100 miles and am seeing a good wear pattern on the rear the front still looks good. thinking i will run the rear another 500-600 miles. i check the pressure often. the change in the weather last week, temp. about 20 deg. cooler changed my tire pressure about 3 psi.

  7. vstarrider281
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    This is what I'm doing too.

  8. Ginsu
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    it states on my tires..."holds a maximum of 908 lbs (at) 42 p.s.i.. am i supposed to fill my tires to 42 psi?? they are presently at 30 p.s.i....thanx
    I have two new Dunlops on mt 2002 1100 custom. I run 33 front and 36 rear. Got 15,000 miles out of my last set at this pound rate. Ginsu

  9. wzdar6
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    Ginsu did you get 15,000 on the back tire? i have dunlops that came standard on my 07 1100. it looks like about 8000 is going to be about all i'm going to get on the back. i may get 15000 on the front. i do mostly mountain riding and do a lot of down shifting, but i'm telling my wife 2-up riding is wearing the tire, maybe she will help buy a new one! fat chance!!!

  10. Ravhite
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    Two up riding will definitely shorten the life of a rear tire.

  11. yg1zdarz
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    As stated in another thread I'm running recomended pressure in Dunlops. I live in Fla and ride year round. At 12k miles I'm just approaching the need to replace the rear tire. The center is worn more that the edges. One thing that hasn't been mentioned here is weight the more the load it has to carry, the more pressure you need for the tire to maintain its profile. So tire pressure can vary with the rider as well. Riding style is another issue to be considered. Hard cornering will wear a tire much quicker, especially on the edges. I've also read some tires (like Dunlop) have a softer rubber composition for better grip. Due to that some complain of excessive wear. I can't really complain about that at 12k and I for one sure like the idea of "better grip". Just my 2 pennies.

  12. Bgljn
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    i have the 1300 with Bridgestone tires. My dealer told me today to keep them at 30/30. I thought that sounded too low?

    Any experience on this would be appreciate. tks..

  13. wzdar6
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    i've never ran bridgestones and wouldn't run that low of pressure on my bike with any tire. i'm seeing a wide range of milage for tire wear on the forum. i guess there are too many varibles to compare them. i think my short tire life is due to hard braking for ground hog, deer, turkey,dogs, and girls on cell phones.

  14. Marg2Cuzdom
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    My mechanic told me to run 38 psi front and back. I had to replace my front tire at about 5600 miles, and he said the reason it didn't last very long was because the tire pressure was too low.

    Mark

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