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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Presure

Hi all,

Purchased a 2011 XC in December, and starting to gather info for the up and coming riding season. My question is, what tire presure do you all run on your XC say for single, and two up riding?

thanks for your feedback,
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 06:56 AM
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40 psi front and back single or double
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 10:12 AM
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Owner's Manual says 36 fr, 38 rear (up to 200 pounds), and 38/40 if fully loaded.

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I would advise following what the owners manual says.
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36 PSI front and 38 PSI rear by the book! I ride single most of the time, and the misses is light enough that I do not change tire pressure when she hops on.

Make sure you check the pressure often. I check it often enough where I never catch the tires more than 2PSI lower than the above figures. This ensures you catch an air leak early, not to mention all the other benefits like safer riding, increased fuel efficiency, longer tire life, etc.

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With the XC/XR being a rather light touring bike I would also go with the manual. Keep a check on tire cupping in the front and wearing in the center on the back. Adjust accordingly.
Check the pressure at least every other day.
So many do not check their pressure as needed and then complain about mileage.
The Dunlap elite III are 1 of the best tires going. I run them on all my bikes


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either check your owners manual or look on the frame member...it is printed out there fro you
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The Dunlap elite III are 1 of the best tires going. I run them on all my bikes
I agree. IMHO the Dunlop E3's are the best motorcycle tire made today for everyday street riding, longevity, handling, and price. I too run them on the last 4 bikes I've had and I was very pleased to see Victory uses them as their stock tires.

I also run car tires on the rear sometimes. I'm going to see how many miles the tire lasts on this bike before making a decision to switch to 40-60k mile CT. It is nice to not have to be concerned with it for so long. Definitely the tire to have if going on a trek to Alaska.

Oh yeah; on the E3's I go by the manual for tire pressure.
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Exclamation Front Tire Valve Core Leaking... Caught it this morning!

This morning was time for me to check the tire pressure (for my riding habits, every 3rd day does the trick). Did the rear wheel first, and it was at 37 PSI, so added one more to bring it up to 38 PSI. Went to the front, which I usually run at 37 PSI, and as soon as I removed the cap, I could hear the air leaking out. Checked the pressure and it was down to 34 PSI. No big deal, as I will tighten the valve core as soon as I get back home today, but comes to show that you can never check your air pressure too often.

Sure it's rather boring to check it every 2-3 days (I put some 50 miles/day to and from work). But without checking it often, you won't catch a silly, easy to fix leak that might cost you an accident if uncaught for a few more days.

I found out that within 3 days, given my riding time, miles, load, temperature, etc., I should expect my pressure to drop by 0 to 1 PSI. This should be different for everybody, but unless you check often and regularly you will not be able to see the sign of a leak and deal with it on time. Noticing a pressure drop that's out of the ordinary will keep you on your toes and your bike right side up.

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TIPS TO THE WISE...
1. Use a quality digital tire gauge. Since most read in half pounds, I put a bit more air in than required, then bleed down until the moment the gauge changes to the pressure I want.
2. Use only metal valve stem caps. They have added rubber or silicone seals that can act as a secondary valve in case the strem leaks.

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