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Post  hdofdc on Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:30 am

GYTT 205x60x16 installed on 2007 VTX C. It really did fit with no adjustments. Only issue tech had was removing exhaust hanger bolts to allow installation. Rode bike home from the shop with 36 psi and it felt very strange especially up my 1000 foot gravel driveway. You could not have driven a straight pin up my butt with a sledgehammer!!!! Next day I put the dyna beads in and raised inflation to 40 psi. After a 100 miles the tire feels great. My question now is do I have to go back to pressure in the high 30s? I ran 40 in my old tire and it feels pretty solid on the car tire. What are the benefits to running in the 30s? What are the draw backs of running it at 40 psi? Now that I am used to the bigger tire I could probably reduce it back to 36 or 38 and get used to the feeling if I need to. Thanks for all the great info on this forum.

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Post  Jammin'John on Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:28 am

My question now is do I have to go back to pressure in the high 30s?
I hope not............that's WAY to much air.

I ran 40 in my old tire and it feels pretty solid on the car tire. What are the benefits to running in the 30s?
Better ride & handling.

What are the draw backs of running it at 40 psi?
Crappy ride & it will follow irregularities in the road more.

Now that I am used to the bigger tire I could probably reduce it back to 36 or 38 and get used to the feeling if I need to.
I hope you go further than that.

2 up I run 34psi at most.
28 - 32 works best most of the time.

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Post  jedishon on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:06 am

Tire pressure is a personal thing. If 40 feels good, stay there. We each have our own sweet spot for the style riding that we do. Your mission is to find what feels best to you, then enjoy the ride.

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Post  twin1300 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:06 am

Mentally you were not sure of the car tire and how it felt and reacted. So, you just raised the pressure to make you feel better and more like a motorcycle tire. Once you get used feel going down on pressure is NOT an issue!

The softer ride and more contact patch on the ground with the lower pressure just feels good to me! I have ran all kinds of pressure in my tires and always settle for the lower pressure. It's just what you get comfortable with and ride what you want and what makes you feel good. But at least get a couple 1000 miles on it and then try the lower pressure and I am sure you will like it!


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Post  quadancer on Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:47 pm

Perfect answers boyeez...all are a bit different and you have to play with it and play again after getting used to it. For my Vredestein 175/75/16 - 36lbs, but I ride a lot of 2up.
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Post  Doc on Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:52 pm

38 psi in my Grabber is where I'm most comfortable...
I run 40 psi in my front Metzler.

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Post  greazman on Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:00 pm

I run 37 psi in rear GYTT 205/60/16 and 33 psi in my frt metzeler Cool
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