Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Keep in mind that because the tires says MAX 41 lbs.....that doesn't mean that is where you should set it on a cold tire. Tire pressure increases as much as 5-10 lbs when you actually get out on pavement and ride (fluctuation is much less if you use nitrogen).
So you need to check pressure on the tire when it is hot. If it is set at 41 lbs cold....you are most likely exceeding the manufacturers recommendation when you ride and would most likely feel performance loss and are definitely pushing the safety limits.
So, remember to check your tires when hot....and also when they are cold and you'll get a feel for the best pressures for you and your riding style.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
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