Michelin Commander 2 pressure question - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 11Likes
  • 2 Post By Russcon
  • 2 Post By Deeksvstarclassic
  • 3 Post By KCW
  • 1 Post By Deeksvstarclassic
  • 1 Post By lesblank
  • 1 Post By Yamaha Pat
  • 1 Post By Deeksvstarclassic
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 1
Michelin Commander 2 pressure question

Hi all,
First time on forum and I need some help. Bought a 2012 V Star 1300 and just installed Commander 2's. Should I follow Yamaha's recommended tire pressure or pressure listed on the tires?
Russcon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 11:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Deeksvstarclassic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
Posts: 530
Garage
You are probably going to get a multitude of answers but i am going with the tire mfgrs recommendation. If there a big difference?
Keith Post and KCW like this.

I ain't lost until the tank is empty!
Deeksvstarclassic is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 11:35 AM
KCW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 4,944
Garage
the pressure rating molded in the tire is the max pressure

the pressure rating in the motorcycle owners manual is based on the weight of the bike on the wheel, for the best traction, cornering and braking possible.

If you want to get the max possible fuel economy use the max pressure on the tire sidewall - the tire will have very poor traction and will lock up the brakes like you are on ice - and the tire will wear in the center about an inch wide
KCW is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 12:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Deeksvstarclassic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
Posts: 530
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by KCW View Post
the pressure rating molded in the tire is the max pressure

the pressure rating in the motorcycle owners manual is based on the weight of the bike on the wheel, for the best traction, cornering and braking possible.

If you want to get the max possible fuel economy use the max pressure on the tire sidewall - the tire will have very poor traction and will lock up the brakes like you are on ice - and the tire will wear in the center about an inch wide



I am not worried about riding on ice any time soon. The only ice in my future is in my beer cooler.
Keith Post likes this.

I ain't lost until the tank is empty!
Deeksvstarclassic is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 06:22 PM
Moderator
 
Keith Post's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,678
Garage
Hi and welcome to the forum.
A friend of mine has a Honda VTX 1300 and runs that same tire. He keeps the air pressure at manufacturers recommendations and swears by them. Just a hint, you’ll get more responses in the Vstar section as this is the introduction page.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Keith Post is online now  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 07:26 PM
Moderator
 
lesblank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,729
Garage
Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you joined us.
Ride often and safe.
Keith Post likes this.

2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
lesblank is online now  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 08:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Yamaha Pat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 1,042
Welcome from Sacramento, Ca.
Keith Post likes this.

Riding is not just what I do but who I am.

Cherry 2007 650 Classic
The Strat 2010 Stratoliner Deluxe
Yamaha Pat is online now  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Deeksvstarclassic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
Posts: 530
Garage
After seeing your question it got me thinking. I was checking air in all the vehicles we are taking up north tomorrow. Rv tires 50# max filled to 45#. Tahoe 44 max aired to 40. Malibu front kelly rated 51# running 40#. Rear tiger paws rated 44# running 40#. So i guess there is no real answer. My logic is split mfgr and vehicle suggestion.
Keith Post likes this.

I ain't lost until the tank is empty!
Deeksvstarclassic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome