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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 7:22 am Thread Starter
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Tire air pressure ?

What air pressure is everyone using on the LT ? I have the ME-880 tires .
As I said I will have lots of questions.
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post #2 of 6 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 7:34 am
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42-43 psi front, 50 psi rear with 880's. I averaged 16,000 miles on rears & 20,000+ on front tires & never ran them beyond the wear bars.

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man.. that's some mileage, Mr. Jinks!!!

Using 42/48 I've only managed 5-6k front, 11-12k rear.. on Bridgestones ('Stones) BT020's. And that's about "normal"/average.

It is important to note there can be variances in gauge accuracy.. so, get an accurate one.

Since you're new here and just getting your "farkle" awareness up, there are also some gauges you can install INSIDE the Tire!! They mount to the wheel with a big stainless steel band. They have small transmitters in them that send the "pressure" readings inside the tire to a receiver mounted on the bike where you can see it.

There are lots of threads on this and I suppose someone will speak up about how they work.

One of the cool things is that the system "monitors" running pressure so you can keep your eye on it..

The only "downside" I see is during tire change you must be very careful not to damage the transmitter..

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post #4 of 6 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 8:28 am Thread Starter
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Jinks I sent you a PM on the bags . As for the tire air monitor I know they been have around a few years and prefer a good air gauge.
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post #5 of 6 Old Jul 25th, 2007, 9:09 am
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I would go to this web site.

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What air pressure is everyone using on the LT ? I have the ME-880 tires .
As I said I will have lots of questions.
Mike
I would go to this web site and see what they recommend.

http://www.us.metzelermoto.com/

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It is important to note there can be variances in gauge accuracy.. so, get an accurate one.

Opinion time:
What guages does anyone use, and how can you calibrate them (or just check the accuracy)?

I have several. A Milton Inflator Gage with the window readout (the most expensive), an Amflo dial type (also expensive), a Barjan dial type (mid priced), and several no-name pencil type cheapies. They all read different.

One would think the Milton, name-brand & made in USA would be the most accurate but it's the hardest to use and reads about 6-8 PSI lower than the 'truck stop special' Barjan. If I average them all, the Milton & Amflo read low, the Barjan high, and the pencils somewhere in the middle but still all different. The built-in guages on both my compressors and my portable air tank all read higher than any of the handhelds.

Is this a case of you get what you don't pay for?

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