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Old 7th February 2010, 16:41   #1
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Just wondering aloud. What tyre pressures do you people run on your Bullets. I run 22 front and 32 rear while the manual recommends 20F-30R. I'd love to hear others chip in with their thoughts on this.

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Old 7th February 2010, 16:43   #2
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I keep 28 in the front and 32 in the rear for my 2003 Thunderbird.

I know its a lil on the high side but I prefer it like this.
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I keep 25 in front & 32 in Rear tyre, the only thing is that i dont know how but it automatically comes down to 22 and stays there after 4 days of refilling :( on my std 350.
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I keep 28 in the front and 40PSI in the rear tyre(its high,but better for riding on Bad roads)
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I fill 30-front 35-back
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Old 7th February 2010, 21:34   #6
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28 front and 32 rear.
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Old 7th February 2010, 23:06   #7
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I keep 25F and 35R. My daily ride is 85% on good/great roads and 15% bumpy potholed roads...
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Old 7th February 2010, 23:57   #8
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28 front and 33 rear with Nitrogen for my 2006 Electra 5S.
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Old 8th February 2010, 08:07   #9
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I use 22(F)/32(R) for my TBTS.

Higher pressures give better mileage, but worse road-grip, so it is a compromise. On bad roads, that require better grip, lower pressure is better.
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25Front 35Rear on stock MRFs
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Old 8th February 2010, 10:35   #11
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I keep 26 on the front and 32 in the rear in my 2009 TBTS
90% of the time there is a pillion rider with me.

now the question is how much of a difference a pillion rider would make?

and if the answer is "significant" then what should be the ideal balance of pressure on city and highway tarmacs.

rider & pillion rider weight : 85kg and 75kg respectively.

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I used to keep 20F 30R for 2 riders (170+ KGs Combined weight). For single, I always used 18F 28R for comfort ride (used to ride on rural unpaved roads a lot)
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I go by book i.e. 20F, 30R. Over 13000 kms now, no issues. City mileage about 35kmpl, highways >40kmpl. I ride solo mostly.

OT: Has anyone tried this ABS for motorcycle discs? Does this thingy work as claimed here Saferide ABS

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BJ,

I am running the Saferide ABS, works well on dry surfaces. Not effective on wet/sandy surfaces. It is more of a delay mechanism that gives you that fraction extra second before lock up. You can still lock the front wheel if you grab the lever hard enough even with the Saferide on, but it will take longer to lock up. The stock MRF ribbed tyres have pathetic grip under braking and quick direction changes while they do well on long sweepers. IMHO Saferide plus a grippier front tyre would be the ideal combination.

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Old 8th February 2010, 11:39   #15
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Hi i do a lot of city riding and keep 22f 32r . on long rides, keep 22f and 30r.but this depends on the type of roads also. have had no issues on the rides so far. but pls remember, you need to measure when the tyre is not too heated up , i.e after long rides.
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