tire presure

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by thewoff, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. thewoff

    thewoff Member

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    Im pushing about 80 H-P on my 1200N, even at about 20nph it will break traction what would be a safe presure to drop to and still be rideble? also the pipes I installed "nitemarz" from pipe-dreamz has blown out the right shock so anyone contemplating these pipes should consider, Im not too woried,because it wont efect anything once I put the motor in a softail style frame.
     
  2. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Best advise is to use the recommnended presssure for that tire.

    Anything less could comprimise handling.

    Try a softer tire compound.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I wouldn't lower the pressure for traction. In cars at the track, that's one thing but on a bike, lowering the pressure can lead to premature failure because of the heat buildup in the tire, not to mention the handling will be compromised.
     
  4. softailsteve

    softailsteve Active Member

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    I agree with dangerdan and glider go with a stickier tire (softer compound ) lower psi might not hurt on short trip down the dragstrip but on the street could be dangerous on a tubeless setup you don;t want the bead to come loose at high speed due to heat buildup .IS THERE ANY ROOM FOR A BIGGER TIRE
     
  5. thewoff

    thewoff Member

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    I'm going to use the frame from "atlas-Presicion" as for the pipes they exit about 2-3 inches from the shock.