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Offline the english toff

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tyre (or for you Yanks) tire pressures
« on: November 18, 2010, 09:46:45 pm »
The manual says 42 pounds psi front and rear but I read that the stock bike is set up for a 150 pound rider.  As I am over 220 pounds should these pressures be changed or should the suspension settings be tweaked or both?  I am currently riding with F44/R46 and she seems to handle better but my Kawa Dealer said 42 was the maximum.  What pressures are you guys using? 

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Re: tyre (or for you Yanks) tire pressures
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 10:11:04 pm »
42 lbs. cold front and rear. Definitely adjust the suspension. It's way too soft for a 220lb rider from the factory! It will make a world of difference. It will be even more so when you replace the OEM Bridgestone 021's! I personally love the Angel ST's. The other more popular tyre is the Michelin Pilot Road 2.

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Re: tyre (or for you Yanks) tire pressures
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 10:20:13 pm »
Here's what I set my C14 up for on the suspension. I'm also over 220lbs. But my settings seem to work well for an aggressive rider even down to that weight. I gave them out to some one others, who seemed to like them. A few of us on here with weights in the 225-275 lb range have done good in these areas with these settings. If anything, it would give you a good starting point to tweak on. Hope it helps.

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Preload      -   3 lines showing
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Re: tyre (or for you Yanks) tire pressures
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 04:03:25 am »
Hey English Toff


Great to see a fellow Brit on this forum!
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