HondaGalToo said:I thought the pressures quoted in the manual were the ones to use if you had a passenger or lots of luggage? Aren't those the maximum allowable pressures for tires? I generally run 34/36 or 33/35 on the street, and 31/30 or 31/31 or 32/32 on the track. I've used these pressures with BT010s, Dunlop207ZR, Metzeler Sportecs, and Diablo Corsas.
I was told by 3 different pirelli guys on 3 seperate occasions that 32 f and 36 r was what diablo/diablo corsa tires liked for the best performance. Street or track.CBRVFR said:OK, I'll ask.. what about Corsas? I assume you mean SuperCorsa race compound..
I appreciate the input, everybody.
ccwilli3 said:I was told by 3 different pirelli guys on 3 seperate occasions that 32 f and 36 r was what diablo/diablo corsa tires liked for the best performance. Street or track.
Dunno... I have asked at bike shows, at Race weekends and online and have gotten the same 32/36...RRWANTR said:This is weird...every manufacturer rep out here (dunslop, mich, pirelli(track an Pirelli email direct)) recommends a higher front pressure than the rear.....why's your pirelli guy have it switched? Anyone know the answer?
Yep... That has been my philosophy. I run 36/42 in the 'Bird while touring and have run less when riding in the mountians on the Blade.Baketech said:It's okay for weekend warriors to run lower than normal pressures. The extra wear on the tires doesn't add up to much, because they are only going to need 1-2 sets a year anyway. Plus it's good mental masturbation...makes them feel racy..... :smilebig:
Sport touring riders routinely run 36/42 or even HIGHER pressures...better tire life and resistance to hydroplaning....
Tire pressure...like tire choice, all depends on how you are going to use the bike.....
Ymmv....flame away... :smilebig:
I'd be interested to know if you run 33/36 on the 800 and why.... :idunno:Ernie said:It's always a tradeoff. Manual pressures are liability pressures.
Good street pressures for a single rider are in the 33-36 range. The 36-42 range would be more suitable for two up or touring. Track pressure 29-30 except Corsas.