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Offline CoolBreeze

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Battlax BT45V tire pressure
« on: April 13, 2012, 06:05:46 pm »
What are you guys running for pressures with the Battlax BT45V tires?  I've been on Avon's for so long and I'm not sure what to run the Bridgestones at.

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Re: Battlax BT45V tire pressure
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 03:52:08 pm »
they are rated for 41psi max.  I am currently running 36/38 solo and run 40psi when 2 up.  On the last set I ran 38/40. Seemed fine

Over on the truck diesel site, there once was a idea that you could take the max psi/load and use that as a ratio to calculate the actual psi based on the actual load.

Dont know actual, I have never ran the Connie over the scales. But lets assume 700lb bike and 280 lbs with me and gear. 980lbs / 2 = 490lbs on each tire. No idea of the actual weight distribution. Just our example.

Meaning 41psi @ 520lbs load is max rating and lets say you have 490lbs actual on the front.  41 / 520 = .07885.  * 490 = 38.6psi is what I should have in each tire. Assuming this weight and distribution.

On my truck I have been doing this for years. Based in the tires and weight, which I have ran over the scales, I run the load range D tires rated for 65 psi max, at 55 front and 45 rear when not towing. I run them at 65psi max towing. Anyways I have many sets that have worn nice and flat / even across the tire with this approach and I have gotten really good mileage too.

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