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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Under Pressure...

This weekend I learned the importance of monitoring your tire pressure.
I was riding Friday night after work (better therapy then a shrink) and I noticed that when Iíd go into a curve at 35 or 40 mph the back end would feel squishy and loose (very unnerving) as soon as I got home I checked the tire pressure and found that the front was at 23 psi and the back was at 20. Iíd checked the pressure just a couple of weeks ago and didnít expect that theyíd loose so much so quickly. No accidents or incidents but I learned not to overlook this in the future. I run the usual inspection before I ride (TCLOCS) but just did a visual not a pressure check on the tires. OK, novice mistake and not one Iíll make again but I was really surprised what a difference it made.

OK, Storyís over back to your lives citizens.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 12:45 PM
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Good advice, I need to take it myself cause I don't check everytime only about once a month... Gonna check my tire pressure before I ride this afternoon... (on my part I think I am just too darn lazy)
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