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What s the right tyre pressure for bike

Also does the abs button on handle bars actually do anything

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Yes it turns the abs on and off, On for on road , some like it off for off road dirt riding.

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650 an Burgman tyre pressures


check with your local bike tyre shop as pressures although recommended can be amended to get better performance and road holding qualities
These people have the knowledge to give you the right pressures for that brand of tyre that is on the bike.

Jun 27, 2015 | Motorcycles

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TOP TEN WAYS TO MAINTAIN BIKE


YOU DON'T have to have the mechanical know-how of a MotoGP technician to perform simple home-servicing tasks; some decent tools and a little common sense are all you need to keep your bike in tip-top shape.
Ideally, get hold of a workshop manual for your machine for a better understanding of how each task should be carried out. Most will give pictures detailing each part of the process; a good manual will also list the tools you'll need to complete the job. Find yours here.
Like a chef's knives, using quality tools are half the battle to a successful job, so avoid using the underseat toolkit if you can.
Obviously, if you're not 100 per cent comfortable working on your own bike then ask a knowledgeable mate to watch over you.
TYRES - Pressures
When was the last time you checked your bike's tyre pressures? It should be done on a weekly basis, but many of us forget to keep an eye on one of the most vital parts of our bike's set-up.
Underinflated tyres tend to affect handling and braking as the lack of pressure means the tyre wall isn't firm enough to properly cope with the forces exterted on it. Overinflation can also result in a deterioration in handling, as well as a reduced contact patch with the road. This can result in a lack of grip under braking.
Use a quality pressure gauge to accurately check your bike's tyre pressures. Consult the owner's manual for the correct pressure. Remember, your tyres may need more pressure if you regularly ride with a pillion passenger. Always check your pressures when they're cold.
It's also worth checking the condition and tread depth of the tyres while you're at it

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I has to change my WTB Velociraptor 44/50 tyres last week due to age and wear bu


I soon found out that the 44/50 on the tyre is a two-number system introduced by Wilderness Trial Bikes who make the Velociraptor tyres, and is called the GMS both sizes are in millimeters and refer to the size of the inflated tyre, I don't think that it was a popular sizing system I couldn't find much about it but this is what I found out.
  1. The first number is the width of the inner casing in this case 44mm
  2. The second number is the width of the outside tread 50mm
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These measurements are taken on a standard rim which is 20 mm wide at the bead-capturing point (inner measurement) , with a tyre inflated to 60psi (4 BAR) and maintained for 24 hours.

The recommended pressure range is from
40-75psi on most WTB tyres. Download the PDF on tyres sizes for all the WTB range.

NOTE: > 14.50 psi = 1 Bar


Common BSD (also in inches) vs Actual Wheel Diameter check out my GMS Tip HERE for more information on this critical Bead Size and Tyre size relationship

622mm (24.5") = 29" - Large MTB
622mm (24.5") = 28" - 700C
590mm (23.3") = 26" - Standard MTB
520mm (20.5") = 24" - Childrens MTB
451mm (17.8") = 20" - BMX

NOTE: The BSD of the tyre is always 15% smaller than the Actual Measured Wheeel Diameter

The WTB tyres also have one rotation for the front tyre the treads usually point in this direction and a rear tyre can be used in both directions depending upon its use either Dry Mud OR Cross Country Downhill

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i think you should consult also for it recommended service station. they will suggest you apppriate solution.

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Hi just bought a yamaha xtz 660 n reg and not sure on the tyre pressures hope you can help.


Have a search for an owners forum, they should be able to help. The other way is to look at what make of tyres you have, then go and look on the manufactures website. Avon tyres, for example, will let you select the bike you own, then give details of their recommended tyres and their recommended pressures.
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I recently bought a 2003 Honda Vtx 1800s. when I go in to a left turn the bike does not fill like it wants to take the turn. I do not have this problem turning right. no matter how hard I lean into the...


run a stringline around the wheels, check wheel alignment, check wheel bearings, tyre wear. swingarm bearings, bent handle bars, fork twist. stand back and see if it looks staight
some bikes will have some throttle effect when turning, if you thottle off, it may drop further into the corner, but check all others first, could be something dangerous

Apr 11, 2010 | 2003 Honda VTX 1800 Retro Cast

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What are the recommended tyre pressures please?


Hiya there,

Right then, not exactly the easiest or most straightforward of questions, but as you are a motorcycle rider, this should be easier for you to understand as you have a better idea about the road; than most peoples' perception.

So, tyre pressure? Well of course there is a recommended baseine, but there is also fluctuations you have to allow for; these variables take the form of wether you are uing the bike in warm, hot, cold, wet or dry condtitions; and all of which your tyre pressure is based and adjusted by. Heat, cold and certain road conditions means you will have to make allowances for the pressures within your tyres. Also if you have a lower pressure in your tyre and you ride on a hot day, your tyre pressure will increase.There is a problem with this, if you already have high pressure within your tyres and you decide to go out for a heavy-duty long motorcycle ride. This has a good possibility that you will get a blowout (where the tyre fails dueto extreme high temperature within the tyre walls and the pressure i too much for the compound to take, and as a result; it explodes).

FYG Michelin's website recommends 2.2 Bar Front and 2.4 Bar Rear for all the tyres recommended for use on all the ST series (2/3/4 & 4s) but these pressures only apply to their tyres as the construction is considerably different to some other manufacturers particularly with regard to weight.
Too high pressure will cause premature wear on the centre and reduced grip.
(This may show itself as quicker response due to lack of resistance to turning input)
Lower pressures will cause less wear on the centre and possibly less effective grip in the wet in road conditions due to the tread closing up but can be used to compensate for the higher temperatures developed on track (track days etc)

The best thing here to do is (carefully) wheely on down to Ducati, and get them to tell you; or consult the owners manual, and also the guide on what the tyre company (who supply yours) have to say about this.

Somewhere in the region of 30-32 Psi on the front and 30-35 Psi on the rear should be about right. Remember, hot conditions, slightly lesser, cold, slightly more.

I hope this is the fixya for you and I look forward to hearing how you get on.

Yours sincerely

Oz

P.S.

Please do leave feedback on this, as here there are a lot of questions writing in about tyre pressures and Ducati are a common bike that do attract questions. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as so it too can assist fellow riders in maintaining their pride and joy; and keep them safe for many years.

Thanks again and stay safe on those open roads!!

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Tyre pressures


hi,general rule of thumb for most big road bikes is 34psi rear and 32psi front,generally if pressures are to low the outside edges will wear and it will handle like an old horse and cart,if the pressures are to high,the centres of the tyres will wear really bad,and it will feel very skittery on the road due to the low contact area...hope this helps...cheers ian

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Steering problem GSXR600 SRAD


A couple of things... are the tyres matched? You said you have changed the rear and the front is worn - this will definitely have an effect on handling, as will tyre pressures. The correct sizes for your tyres are: Front 120/70 ZR-17, Rear 180/55 ZR-17
You should ALWAYS use matched tyres - even differences between models in the same brand will be different and you shouldn't mix and match unless you are an expert - and I mean a real expert - pro racer or similar.
Tyre pressures for your bike are : 36psi front and rear. Unless your tyre manufacturer says different, use that figure. Unless all those things are right, you can't begin to diagnose handling issues.
Good luck!

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