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Old 01-09-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vacaville
Motorcycles: '01 929/'86 XR 640, ape factory 04'
Name: Shawn
PSI per terrain - What do you run?

For some reason, the question of tire pressure keeps pestering my brain amidst watching the Dakar and all of the Moto participants' IG videos of them riding 5 different types of terrain in either a full day or within 10-15 miles.

My question - What have you guys either experienced, keep consistent, general rule of thumb or do you just "run what you brung" and don't bother to do anything in regards to your PSI when you ride the following terrains:
  • Dirt
  • Sand
  • Mud
  • Heavily Rocked
  • That slimy, Slippery Mud
  • Fuck you talkin' bout Willis?

I typically try to air down on my Africa Twin (Tubed) quite significantly during rides in either inclement weather or dirt/sand to about 12F/15R but I am also on a 500lb bike and I am significantly heavier than your normal dude @ 300lbs. However, my riding buddy doesn't give a shit and keeps his tires right around 42F/44R which I found to be super sketchy in the Nevada desert a few months back.
I broke my femure before... It rocked - seesm
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