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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Las Friday in June I checked my front tire pressure and it was right on 40 psi.

To day it was 36 psi. We had three days in the 90's and two days over 100. The bike hasn't been out of the garage cause of the heat.

So if you want more life then 7 thousand miles get off your ass and check your air.

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Las Friday in June I checked my front tire pressure and it was right on 40 psi.

To day it was 36 psi. We had three days in the 90's and two days over 100. The bike hasn't been out of the garage cause of the heat.

So if you want more life then 7 thousand miles get off your ass and check your air.
I assume you are just talking about your your self. Most check their air dailey.

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I assume you are just talking about your your self. Most check their air dailey.


I wish I got 7k out of a back tire. I don't like being a slow moving road block.
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I assume you are just talking about your your self. Most check their air dailey.
That's funny. I'd say most riders jump on and ride. TCLOKS (I think) is less commonly done. How many guys or gals do you see checking pressure at any week long rallies.

I think it should be done more often, but let's be realistic about the every day for everybody.
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I assume you are just talking about your your self. Most check their air dailey.
Wow! I work on passenger tires for a living and I think the last time I checked the PSI in my Vic tires was about 2 months ago. I better get on that...I suck

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I just went to Branson MO with the wife and kid and I keep the car tires at 40psi but we've had average 104 temps for the last week. I checked the pressure right before leaving and most of the tires were 50 psi. I couldn't believe it but I was sure glad I checked them.

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The V92TC was in the shop last week for new tires and other stuff. Checked the pressure when I got it home and they had it at about the recommended pressure for under 200 lbs of load - 34 front, 36 rear. Since I'm about 235 lbs of meat on the hoof before I put my clothes and gear on, I bumped it up to the >200 lb load recommendation - 40 front, 41 rear. I like to check the PSI a few times per week, but not every time I ride.
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I've been in the automotive service business for 10 years and installed a lot of tires. I check the tire pressure in dozens of cars every week (I'm boss...I delegate these menial tasks these days). I've probably installed 5 digits worth of tires in my career.

I check the pressure in my own tires about twice a year lol

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yep, i give people all kinda hell for it at the shop, but i can usually ride their bike around the block and take a pretty good guess at how low their tire pressure is and thats probably why i dont worry about mine much. we have sombody come in for somthing unrelated almost every day with less then 15psi in one or the other tire and they HAVE 0 IDEA!!!! they dont notice a thing wrong! and it baffles me.

one day i had a guy drive 5 miles to the shop to ask me why his r6 seem like it didnt turn quite normal, but wasen't sure if he maybe was just being paranoid...the front tire was completely flat!! 0psi! lol

anyway, back on topic...shame on all of you! non-pressure checkers...

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