[..Whatever is says on the sidewall of the tire minus 10% is close enough...]
That number is usually the maximum recommended pressure from the tire maker and NOT what the motorcycle manufacturer specifies for a specific model.
I'm about 225 lbs all geared up , no bags on bike etc. Is the advise on this thread too run the tires approximately 2-5 psi under what is stated on the sidewall of the tires?. This of course will be dependent on summer or autumn riding , correct? .
Last edited by GregC; 19th November 2016 at 20:01.
I check tire pressure before I ride (cold). So, I should start out cold pressure wise below the recommended 42 rear and 36 front psi ? by 5 to 10% less ?.
My Honda user's manual pretty clearly states under the specs tire pressure 36 front, 42 rear (refer to page 173) and tire pressures should be checked cold (refer to page 89; checking tire pressure). Why would you not go to the manual for things like this? I mean these are the people who have to be right about this stuff, or they'd be out of a job. With my riding abilities any more of the finer nuances are simply lost on me (and I'm sure on the majority of riders).
Last edited by HarveyM; 20th November 2016 at 06:43.
All this talk of tire (tyre) pressures expressed in PSI got me wondering. Does the majority of the world that uses the SI system express tire pressures in kPa or something, or are they forced to use the funky US customary system (or similar) system?
.... at least that's what I gleaned from researching htis a few months ago