MJDO Posted January 10, 2013 Share Posted January 10, 2013 Hello, Hesitate to bring up a topic like this because I imagine there are a number of threads discussing it but could not find them. Recently bought a new 2012 RT and was surprised at the relatively low recommended tire pressures. My previous bike was a Yamaha FJR 1300 which had recommended pressures of 39/42 psi, and my Honda VFR800 was 36/42. Rider only on the RT is 31.9/36.3 except with passenger and/or load, then it becomes the familiar (to me) 36/42. Despite the fact that fully outfitted I weigh over 230 lb and generally have crap in the bags for any eventuality I've been running at the single-rider recommended pressures, which has included some pretty high speeds -- both in a straight line and in corners -- and the tires feel fine. Still, wonder about wear and heat buildup issues (in summer anyway). Interested if anyone has some comment on this, and again, apologies if this has been addressed before. Link to comment
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