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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Tires are my friend

My tires are on...la la la la...my tires are on...la la la la.

Finally I can ride with confidence.

Hey Almighty, I took a test ride and I think I have too much air in the tires. I did some checking and I think I'm going to go down to 34psi as a starting point. The BT-12ss that I had on felt better with a little more air. I did some checking and according to some bridgestone rep, the BT-14 gets sticky at early as 135 degrees, so warm up should be good and fast. They also recommend not reducing the pressure to less than 28psi..regardless of the tire size. Just some quick facts I picked up in research.
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For street you should mainly use 35/35 psi tire pressure, and at teh track 30/31

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For street you should mainly use 35/35 psi tire pressure, and at teh track 30/31

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I agree those sound like good starting points...in general of course.
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yeah usually i end up lowering the front to 34 and the rear about the same.
I took a test ride this moriing on mine to get some calibration vlaues for the speedohealer. The new rubber felt great but the front was a bit hard.

The balancing was good though LOL
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That's right...how did it go. Was there a learning curve with the new machine? LOL


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That's right...how did it go. Was there a learning curve with the new machine? LOL
LOL yeah the amazing thing is how easy you can just push the first bead on but wrestle with the final one
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I love my 014's, Chuck let me know what you think of them after you get some seat time in.
And glad to see you guys are getting some practice in before I have to do mine prob mid-june till I need another new set...
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i wish i knew alittle bit more about this tire pressure thing !! i am on my second set of tires on my ride. with 7200 miles on my bike. i have bridgestones on front & rear.......front 120/70zr17 rear 190/50zr17. in the owners manual it says 36 psi in front and 41 psi in rear and i am 6'4 250 lbs maybe sence i am kinda big maybe i should take more psi out of the tires. i do mostly highway riding. no racing or twisties. what ya think ??? thank you bulldogboogers
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Id run what you said, if your not hitting the corners hard, then you don't need a low pressure as much. High pressures heat up faster anyways, just not as grippy with high, but if your not pushing it hard through the corners run what they say.

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i do mostly highway riding. no racing or twisties. what ya think ??? thank you bulldogboogers
Chuck, isn't the 014 the hard tire in the center and softer on the sides?

Wouldn't this be a good tire for Bulldog?

5000 miles out of a set is outstand as far as I'm concerned (sp)

But I have to say the pilot powers are a hell of a tire. If you keep the pressure up on it it will last!
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