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 Expert Member

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    This is very important:s
     
  4. slayer

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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 Expert Member

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    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 Senior 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