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Offline James Carter

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What tyre pressures are people using?
« on: October 09, 2013, 09:09:34 AM »
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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 18:11:19 PM »
I run 36psi front and (usually) 40psi rear, because I carry a passenger or heavy loads at short notice.

I use Bridgestone BT45 tyres as well and they're great for my needs.

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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 07:04:02 AM »
I use the same as Chrissy, 36psi front (maxxis supermaxx)  40psi rear (bridgestone BT45).

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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 09:09:08 AM »
I'm pretty sure I was 36F/42R

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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 18:40:26 PM »
I'm pretty sure I was 36F/42R
That is what I use on my thou's too (we call it 2,5 and 2,9 bar here, although I'm supposed to call it Pascals nowadays winky5a )

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What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 21:42:51 PM »
Cheers I think my rear needs a boost feels a bit sloppy. One more thing. Oil level on dipstick. Are we checking max when not on centre or side stand, perfectly vertical and unscrewed but resting on the hole at the same angle as when it's screwed in? This is what I thought would be right.


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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 22:46:13 PM »
Yes, that is what Honda prescribes for (almost) all of their bikes from stone age 'till now, upright (center stand if available), and not screwed in. smile1004up

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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 22:51:17 PM »
I have a clear window on my VTR and thankfully all previous owners have kept up the oil changes because it's not scummy and gross - when you put new oil in you can see just how clear the oil is.  Also a good indication when the colour's starting to turn smile1004lol

I've seen bikes that the window is almost not usable though smile1004what

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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 23:42:17 PM »
Those are the exceptions I was rambling on about, without a dipstick you obviously can't choose to screw it in or not :zaehne009:
It must stand level though, not on the sidestand :clown1:

I prefer the dipstick method, that's more the hands on approach winky5a

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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 00:23:22 AM »
... Oil level on dipstick. Are we checking max when not on centre or side stand, perfectly vertical and unscrewed but resting on the hole at the same angle as when it's screwed in? This is what I thought would be right.

That's the right method, but it's easier to have the bike on its mainstand if you still have it fitted, than try to hold the bike up with one hand.

Some people would say that, with the bike on its mainstand the engine will be tilted forward a few degrees further than usual which will affect the oil level reading, but in my experience, when the bike is on two wheels the action of the rear suspension taking the weight of the bike will cause the engine to tilt at the same angle from horizontal, so it really doesn't matter.

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Re: What tyre pressures are people using?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 13:36:37 PM »
Definitely on centre stand if you have one. No need for Honda to build in complexity to a simple process.