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Old 03-24-2015, 03:49 PM   #1
banya OP
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F800 GS Recommended Tire Pressure Guide - All tires

Gents:

I've exhaustively looked for a dedicated F800 GS tire pressure guide based on a few relevant criteria (If this exists, beers are on me next time you're in Los Angeles). Personal experience is important it would seem, hence my asking such a knowledgeable group.
  1. Tire Brand
  2. Front/Rear
  3. Corresponding Terrain
  4. Loaded/Unloaded
  5. Rider Weight
  6. Suggested PSI

Kind of a "fast facts", if you will, for those of us with a bit less experience than most of you. :)

I was thinking it would look something like this (assuming stock wheel sizes - variances would be identified otherwise):

ex. Mitas E07 Rear - Sand - Loaded - 160lbs - 40psi

Again, I like to hear myself talk sometimes so please shut down the thread if this has been covered before. I'm a bit apprehensive about taking off to Baja this Thursday (I do know how to change a tire, don't worry!).

Thanks guys.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:52 PM   #2
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There is no mfg that can cover all the different bikes, weights, type of riding, etc. Your owners manual is the best source. It gives a range, regardless of tire. The rest is up to you. You'll want to the top of the range with heavy loads faster speeds, etc. You want towards the bottom in poor traction situations. You may also go below the recommended in mud and sand.

Experiment and see what works best for you. Then you will be the expert.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:15 PM   #3
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I like 18-20 psi off-road with knobbies, no rim lock. I might consider 12 with rimlock but I tend not to pay attention and hit rocks on occasion, hence the higher pressures.

33-36 on road with street tires (Anakee 3, NEXT, etc.)

On the track, 27f/25r...wait, that's the wrong bike.

Sorebutt is right - experiment. Keep a record. Even street tires work better off road aired down.
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