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Tyre pressure

What are the "best" pressures for a 2009 fireblade?
I currently use 36f & 42r. This will be for Summer use only.
I have read that 32f & 40r is good with bt 16 pros, Bridestones.
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Re: Tyre pressure

Never had any issues with 36 / 42 whatever the weather. Only let them down some when i'm doing a track day.

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Re: Tyre pressure

36f and 42r are the manufacturers recomended pressures for most bikes, but most riders have their own preferred settings. For me it's 34f, 36r most of the time. I let them down to 32 for track days and back up to 36f, 42r if I'm 2-up.

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Re: Tyre pressure

Never did like stock pressures. Good if you're carrying a passenger or in heavy rain, but I've always preferred 38r/34f for regular sportbike riding.

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Re: Tyre pressure

Depending on how warm outside, 32-36 front - 34-38 rear. Dunlop Q2's on RC51.
I'm still experimenting with the PowerPures I just put on, but they like the same range so far.
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Re: Tyre pressure

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36f and 42r are the manufacturers recomended pressures for most bikes, but most riders have their own preferred settings. For me it's 34f, 36r most of the time. I let them down to 32 for track days and back up to 36f, 42r if I'm 2-up.


Mr Mass, don't forget to take into account your own body weight. When I hopped on the bike early this year after a long lay off I found the bike to be everywhere, the suspension could do with a tweak by one notch on the rear but nothing to worry about. It was the fact that I was the problem as I had put so much weight on, so I pumped up the rear as if I had a pillion.

So 42 on the rear and the bike rides fine again.....she's riding better with the more weight I lose

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