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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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optimum tire pressure

VN750 MOM recommends that air pressure be kept at 28psi in the front tire and 28-32 (depending on load) in the rear tire. Everyone I know keeps the pressure much higher than this. I know that the ideal pressure is different for different tires but isn't MOM's recommendation too low for *any* tire?

How much pressure do you maintain in your tires? What tires do you have?
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I second the question. The sidewall pressure on my tires is 40 PSI. Thats a huge difference than the manual pressure. Should I go closer to 40?
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I always run mine around 32. Why? Who knows... I always ran my Maybach around that psi until I bought some low profile tires/wheels. Now I run 35+

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Dunlop 404 s here, 37 front and 41 rear.
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Hey Artman, I'm thinking about going with the 404's pretty quick here. You have any complaints about them, or think they shine in any area? You get your's online or local?
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The pressure printed on the sidewall is the maximum pressure for the tire - not necessarily the "best" pressure. You'll get better traction if you run less pressure. But if you run your pressure too low, you risk having the tire break loose from the wheel. Because of this, when you carry more weight (like a passenger) you should run the pressure near or at maximum. But when you ride solo, you can bring that pressure down some and have better handling.
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No sir no complaints. Good straight line running and great traction in wet conditions. You can get them pretty cheap online but I do like to support the local guys. I believe the total cost front and rear installed and splines greased was near $ 250.00
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Ditto on the 404's they are a good tire for the money. Got mine at Ron Ayers and had the dealership put them on. They wanted 30.00 more per tire then RA
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Artman... That was quite a good deal, my dealership here in Spokane, WA
would have charged at least 450.00
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Yeah I thought so also. It's a small shop and local and now he has all my business. My buddies also now go there, so it works well for everyone.
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