How much air in rear tire

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by stefdustin, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. stefdustin

    stefdustin Member

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    I have a 98 Sportster 1200 Custom and was wondering what kind of air pressure I should run in the rear tire. Any info would be greatly appreciated...
     
  2. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    Need to know the brand of tire as it makes a difference.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    This is very important:s
     
  4. slayer

    slayer Member

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    Says on the tire, just as your car tires do.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Also need to know if your solo or two up.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Do not be mis lead by the side wall of the tire. Not all tires are to be inflated to the max pressure on the side wall. Take a look at your owners manual if you have stock tires for the proper inflation. If you have other than factory equipped tires check with the manufacturer:s
     
  7. gator508

    gator508 Well-Known Member

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    Just resurected my old owners manual for my 07. XL models... front tire solo = 30psi, same for 2 up. Back tire solo = 36psi, 2 up = 40psi. Hope this helps.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    For my area and type of riding i find that the solid mount sportsters with stock dunlop tyres work well with 38 psi both front and back and most of my riding is solo

    Brian