Tyre/Tire pressure

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by English Mike, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. English Mike

    English Mike Active Member

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    I am curious to know if anyone ever changes pressure on the ol HD when going from single to two up and vicky verky?

    Mike
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I only change it when vicky verky rides with me:D

    You should increase it to 38-40 checked cold in the rear (tire) when you ride with vicky verky.:D She must be a heavy weight:naughty
     
  3. Not Very PC

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    unless your running Metzler ME880's which like 44psi front and 46psi rear cold, if Vicky is on the back (and the wife dosen't find out) 48psi in the rear.
     
  4. leapfreak

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    I have Dunlop H-D stock tires on my Heritage and although the book says 36psi in both, I keep 40psi in my rear tire all the time. Linda rides with me so much on the weekends I just don't find it necessary to lower the rear pressure to 36 when i drive it to work and back during the week.
     
  5. Not Very PC

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    That's the reason my Mrs. has her own bike.
    But I'd love her even if she was square & green!!:grose
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  6. ponyexpress

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    The more common tire weight equasions should be in the small manual that came with your bike & it applies unless you have went to another tire. Most of my riding is on hi-ways where the speed limit is 55+. I prefer running my tires 2 lbs over the recommended weight because the bike rolls better & is more economical.:eam
     
  7. TCSTD

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    I don't ride double, but if I was I would probably follow the manual and add the extra pressure.
     
  8. glider

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    I'm sending the Mrs a copy of this post, boy are you in trouble!:54:
     
  9. glider

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    Isn't that what friends are for?
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  10. English Mike

    English Mike Active Member

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    Aww bless, that is such a nice thing to say on forum.:ap

    Mike