Just wondering if anyone's had good enough weather to play with tire pressure yet?
+1.. 60% of my riding is highway and I'm avg 41mpg w/ slip-on exhaust, and my rear Q3 is toast with just over 4K miles on it.. Very, very, very reasonable wear in my opinion.JDub, I started with 36F/42R following the owners manual and I don't know how I didn't wipe out the first week. Reading the advice of fellow members, I started reducing psi 34F/38R then 32F/34R and it got better and better. Yesterday I rode 200 miles with 30F/32R and was even better still! I think if you're going to avoid highways you can set your tires in the low 30's. And you should know, I also got the stock tires.
I think those number are ok. I'm running 35/35, but I might reduce the front down to 33 or 32. Since I don't check air pressure every week, I'll rather have a bit extra than run under inflated tires. Starting at 30/30 requires watching tire pressure more closely than I want to.was riding 34.5/38 but after reading some of this thread I put it at 34/36.
If you're on the stock Dunlops, 30/30 is a bit low and I think that applies to most sport-touring tires. Q3s are more track-oriented and have a steeper profile. I'm sure TripleThreat, Doozer, or Buck could share some wisdom here being avid track riders.30/30 seems quite low for my liking right now lol. I will take this trip at 34/36 and cruise around when I get back at 32/34 and see how I feel. I also will need to do a chain tightening when I get back. I am at half an inch movement when on the side stand.