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Post  ericguy320 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:01 pm

Just took my vtx with Yokohama 205 on its first ride for about 10 miles. The rutted gravel driveway is a real challenge and it will take some getting used to on the turns but it rode so much better on the highway, which is 95% of what I do in my 100 mile drive to and from work everyday.

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Post  Larry Simpson on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:50 pm

What pressure are you running? Usually higher pressures make riding on uneven surfaces (gravel,ruts,tar snakes, grooves) much more unstable. hmmm hmmm
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:33 am

Larry Simpson wrote:What pressure are you running? Usually higher pressures make riding on uneven surfaces (gravel,ruts,tar snakes, grooves) much more unstable. hmmm hmmm

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Post  ericguy320 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:17 am

nodakbassmaster wrote:
Larry Simpson wrote:What pressure are you running? Usually higher pressures make riding on uneven surfaces (gravel,ruts,tar snakes, grooves) much more unstable. hmmm hmmm

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36.5 what is everyone running?

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Post  Larry Simpson on Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:43 am

You are in the ball park I run mine 32 to 36 ,around 34 seems best for all conditions on mine. thumbup thumbup
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Post  jedishon on Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:39 pm

I run 35 to 37 in my Yokohama. When I get down to 34 it feels to flex with the wife on back.

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Post  ericguy320 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:05 pm

Got my first wierd look at a stop light today, 4 bikers pulled behind me and one kinda crouched down and look from left to right and looked at the guy next to him with a puzzled look.

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Post  ericguy320 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:06 pm

And I dropped it down to 35 and it is getting better, gona try for 34 before I leave for Folly beach in the morning.

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Post  Beermand on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:55 pm

I run about 35 and really like it there!
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Post  ericguy320 on Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:00 pm

Took a trip to the beach and back, put about 500 miles on it and it feels much better now. Running 34 psi now.

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