Tire Pressure?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by lqdesertrider, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. lqdesertrider

    lqdesertrider Member

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    I have a 2004 Road Glide.

    I ride 50% of the time 2 up.

    What tire pressure do you suggest?

    I have heard 36 - 40 depending on the load?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    thats what the manual reccomends 36-40 i run about 38 in the rear all the time so i dont usually change it
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  3. jonnierock

    jonnierock Member

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    Most will tell you tire mileage is dependent on air pressure. Most people and me included, will tell you extra pressure will really help on mileage. I've got a 06 Electraglide, and a 09 Road glide. I run 36 front and 40 rear all the time. They run cooler with more air, and high tempertures is what kills tire mileage.
    Hope this helps Jonnierock
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    36 front and 38 rear is a good running pressure. Keep in mind that a higher pressure will wear the center of the tire more like any vehicle will.
     
  5. hntwrobin

    hntwrobin Active Member

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    What brand of tire are you running? Metzlers run at a higher pressure than Dunlops. As a rule everyone else is right 38-40 in rear and 36 up front.:s
     
  6. jonnierock

    jonnierock Member

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    I find lower pressure causes sidewall flex, which in turn causes more heat and less mileage. I've kept track, and when running 40 PSI in the rear, which is fine according to dunlop, I get a least a couple of extra thousand miles out of my tires.
    Jonnierock