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Curious - Tyre Pressures
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:44:22 PM »
Does it strike anyone else that the recommended tyre pressures seem quite low at 33/36 PSI.

I think the VFR800 is 36/42 PSI, and many Honda's seem to use this 36/42 setting.

I'm not experienced with many bikes, been riding 3 years, so am curious about these pressures, especially as the Crossrunner is essentially a VFR800 but the pressures are lower.

I assume that those that have changed tyres are still using 33/36?

Just curious really  :002:

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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 07:20:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Smeagol [+]
Does it strike anyone else that the recommended tyre pressures seem quite low at 33/36 PSI.

I think the VFR800 is 36/42 PSI, and many Honda's seem to use this 36/42 setting.

I'm not experienced with many bikes, been riding 3 years, so am curious about these pressures, especially as the Crossrunner is essentially a VFR800 but the pressures are lower.

I assume that those that have changed tyres are still using 33/36?

Just curious really  :002:

I have always found that tyre pressures are very subjective ..... so it's down to the rider and depends on type of road and use.
I've always found I run my tyres slightly higher than what is recommended.
Have a play round and see what best suits your riding style etc :)

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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 08:20:56 PM »
Funnily enough when I had my first service the dealer inflated tyres to 36/42 assuming they would be the same as other tyres. Maybe its the actual stock P/Scorpion tyres which carry the lower pressure than one normally assumes.Maybe they run to higher pressure when hot? I must check my new Road Piliot 3's to see what the psi fitters inflated them to.
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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 08:43:41 PM »
I'm going to check my pressures tomorrow, to see what they set them to on PDI.

I've checked the Michelin website and all I can find is they say to set as the handbook.

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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 05:46:04 PM »
Checked the pressures this morning, 34PSI front 40 PSI rear.  Could have lost a couple of psi over the week I've had the bike so I assume dealer set them to 36 front and 42 rear.

Adjusted to 33 front and 36 rear and had a short ride today.  Front felt fine but rear maybe  :027: a bit squirrely  :002:.

Will give them a better ride tomorrow and see how I feel.

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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 11:18:39 PM »
When I got mine it didnt have the handbook with it after the ride home I thought it didnt feel right so checked the pressures they were 33/36 I instantly put them up to 36/42 and phoned the dealer to complain, they said it should be 33/36 but I left them at 36/42 as the bike felt so much better  :001:

36/42 for me guys  :007:

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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 06:21:09 PM »
More of a 36 / 32 man meself - bike obviously facing the wrong way with some 18 round the middle.  Sexist ?  Moi?? :007:
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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2012, 06:30:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by xrunjoe [+]
More of a 36 / 32 man meself - bike obviously facing the wrong way with some 18 round the middle.  Sexist ?  Moi?? :007:

You need something to grab hold of.   :172:

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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 07:15:22 PM »
Ok since I've been running at 33/36 the back end definitely feels squirmy for quite a long time but when there is a lot of heat in the tyres it feels better, but it takes a lot of miles to get there.

Had 1st service yesterday and technician set the pressures to 36/42, and made a note on the health check.  I took her out for a good run after the service and the tyres definitely felt better.

I e-mailed the dealer and they replied that yes handbook is correct, but they obviously don't read it  :182: but the techs don't feel the higher pressure will be a problem.  They think Honda set the pressures low as it's an adventure bike for off road use :164:

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Re: Curious - Tyre Pressures
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2012, 11:15:10 PM »
Thats good to know i thought it was only me that was running 36/42 and it was only me that thought it felt better :138: but it does

 


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