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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:58 pm

Can someone give me a starting point as far as air pressure goes. I have a 205-60-16 on an 1800C.

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:00 pm

try 40 and play a few psi up or down...

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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:03 pm

nodakbassmaster wrote:try 40 and play a few psi up or down...

Roger that ... and I thank you sir! Wink
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:30 am

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Post  smokey2255 on Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:54 am

I run 34 in mine

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Post  Magdar on Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:01 am

Run 35 in mine, 95% of the time we are doubled up. She likes the softer ride, and so do I, no problems with rubbing or handling.
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Post  Larry Simpson on Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:41 am

I run 32 in mine
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Post  NeonLeon on Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:45 pm

Ok ... I haven't ridden much on the new tire as I am still getting the bike road worthy. I really have to counter steer when leaning the bike in a turn. Would dropping the air pressure help out??
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Post  twin1300 on Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:11 pm

NeonLeon wrote:Ok ... I haven't ridden much on the new tire as I am still getting the bike road worthy. I really have to counter steer when leaning the bike in a turn. Would dropping the air pressure help out??


Yes, try 5 psi going down at a time to find the sweet spot. You have to match the air pressure to riding style and find what works best for you. it will never feel as free as the motorcycle tires and fall into the turns with the car tire. Plus, you will find the added countersteer will give you a better feel of the road and make you a better rider. I about a month, once your muscles get used to it you will NOT notice it.



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Post  NeonLeon on Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:33 pm

Thanks Bobby ... I rode a ct on my 1300 but never had the feel that this one does and I wasn't sure which way to go on air. I appreciate the help my friend. Wink
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Post  twin1300 on Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:00 pm

NeonLeon wrote:Thanks Bobby ... I rode a ct on my 1300 but never had the feel that this one does and I wasn't sure which way to go on air. I appreciate the help my friend. Wink


Me and Buddha1800 went for a ride today after my steering bearing job on my 1300 and I noticed the ride of Buddha's 1800 when we went for a 30 minute ride this evening. We just installed the car tire on his 1800 yesterday with a Potenza G019 and he was getting used to his first darkside. I lowered the pressure for him and he reported back that the ride home was much better lowering the pressure.

Just work with it and it will come to you. Have a blessed weekend my brother.


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Post  NeonLeon on Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:59 am

Ok ... I dropped the pressure to 35#'s and that's not too bad. Very Happy What is the lowest ... safest pressure that you should run? I'll prolly keep her where she is for a while ... but I was just curious.
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Post  jedishon on Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:06 am

NeonLeon wrote:Ok ... I dropped the pressure to 35#'s and that's not too bad. Very Happy What is the lowest ... safest pressure that you should run? I'll prolly keep her where she is for a while ... but I was just curious.

32 is about as low as I have heard people going.
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Post  Dan on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:43 am

27 psi here, solo at 200 lbs. and no gear. At 25 it's a little sloppy, so I went up 2 psi, and ride and handling is great.
215/65 has much air volume so I can get away with a little less pressure than with a smaller tire, but I'm sure if you try your 205/60 at 30 psi and you like the way it feels, you could run it there without having any problems.
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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:06 pm

Ok .... I've got about 250 miles on the tire now at 35#s. It feels just a little bit sloppy. I think I'll bump it up to around 37#s and see how it rides. That brings me to another question ... What kind of tire gauge are you guys using. I have one of the old "stick" types and it just can't be that accurate.
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:20 pm

NeonLeon wrote:Ok .... I've got about 250 miles on the tire now at 35#s. It feels just a little bit sloppy. I think I'll bump it up to around 37#s and see how it rides. That brings me to another question ... What kind of tire gauge are you guys using. I have one of the old "stick" types and it just can't be that accurate.


Just don't adjust the air....check your shock rating setting and your shock bushing! If they are worn out (the shock bushings) then that could be your sloppy feeling also? Let us know what they settings are on your shocks also?



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Post  jedishon on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:59 pm

I use a digital gauge I got at auto zone for about $8

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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:10 pm

twin1300 wrote:


Just don't adjust the air....check your shock rating setting and your shock bushing! If they are worn out (the shock bushings) then that could be your sloppy feeling also? Let us know what they settings are on your shocks also?



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Bobby ... the bushings look good. The bike only has 1,350 miles on it. The shock settings are stock but not sure what that is. When I say it feels "sloppy" ... on tar snakes, uneven pavement ... etc ... it gets really squirrely. I was thinking a little more air could help.

Over all the tire feels great ... I'm getting comfortable. Wink
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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:14 pm

jedishon wrote:I use a digital gauge I got at auto zone for about $8

Jerry

Thanks Jerry ... I'll check the Auto Zone by the high school
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Post  Larry Simpson on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:24 pm

That is the very reason I ended up at 32 at 36 mine was bad on uneven surfaces. Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:48 pm

Larry Simpson wrote:That is the very reason I ended up at 32 at 36 mine was bad on uneven surfaces. Very Happy Very Happy

Thanks Larry ... maybe I'll drop mine down and see what happens.
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:16 pm

Larry Simpson wrote:That is the very reason I ended up at 32 at 36 mine was bad on uneven surfaces. Very Happy Very Happy


+1 Drop the pressure!


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Post  NeonLeon on Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:12 pm

Well ... I settled in at 33psi and that seems to be really comfortable. Thanks everyone for your help ... now I got to wear in out!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post  Larry Simpson on Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:10 pm

Get comfortable ,that is going to take awhile. lol! lol!
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:40 pm

Larry Simpson wrote:Get comfortable ,that is going to take awhile. lol! lol!


+1........... Yep Len....good luck with that one!



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