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Old 8th February 2010, 11:54   #16
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wow! 25, 28 and 30 in the front tyre! Am I missing something here? I thought 20-30 (F/R) was optimal.

Are these pressures when the tyres are cold? Of course, it also matters whether you are talking about the Thunderbird style frame or Machismo/standard frame.
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Old 8th February 2010, 12:07   #17
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I try to maintain the 22/32 recommended pressure for my TBird but I also sometimes do 25/35 or 25/32.
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Old 8th February 2010, 15:11   #18
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... IMHO Saferide plus a grippier front tyre would be the ideal combination
Thanks Jay for sharing your experience.

I am still running stock tyres (Dunlop) and brake fluid- that came with the bike almost four years ago. Was planning to replace the brake fluid and thought of adding this device. But, now I guess, will go w/o the ABS thingy till I replace the tyres too- they look good for at-least two years more.

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25 at the front wheel, rib tyres and 30 at the rear wheel. This is ideal as you won't have bumpy ride.
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25 F 32 Rear if you ride alone
25 F 35 Rear if you ride with a pillion

However depends on hardness of tyre as well.
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Old 15th March 2010, 23:39   #21
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.... brake fluid- that came with the bike almost four years ago.
That my friend, is too much. - I own a 2007 Oct TB which has done 28000+ kms. I have done about 4 fluid changes till now. The latest one: day before yesterday - really helps in the braking. I know a competant guy in Pune. Same one who did Jayprashath's ABS Job. PM me for details. Should be done in an hour.

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... running stock tyres (Dunlop) that came with the bike almost four years ago........ they look good for at-least two years more.
How much kms till now? the life of the tyres are for about 20K kms. But we also have to consider that the rubber becomes harder as time progresses.
If you do highways and high speeds, you should not wait till the tyre is bald. Also do not go for tyres that claim to last longer.
long life = harder rubber = less grip.

Ride safe.
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Old 16th March 2010, 09:53   #22
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... about 4 fluid changes till now. ... I know a competant guy in Pune... PM me for details. Should be done in an hour.
How much kms till now? ...
Thanks mate for the mech part. However, after 1st year mandatory service, my bullet has not been to any mechanic. Touch wood. I (and girl) do the maintenance myself. Bullets are simple to work on- one just needs to know the business use of wrench and screwdriver .

Mine runs mostly in weekends, hence, only about 13.5K kms so far. Ok, just last week I replaced the brake fluid. Yes it had turned brownish. some DIY pics from the session:

Tyre pressure on Bullets-brake_00.jpg

Tyre pressure on Bullets-brake_06.jpg

Tyre pressure on Bullets-brake_02.jpg

Tyre pressure on Bullets-brake_09.jpg

My assistant on an earlier session

Tyre pressure on Bullets-10102009005.jpg

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28 F and 35 R on my Bull cos I ride mostly on highways!!!
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28 Front and 32 Rear on my Std 350 CI
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i do 25f 35 r on normal ridings, and on the long rides i do 28 f and 40 R.
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