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Old 08-25-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Tire pressures and spring setup?

Heading out tomorrow morning on a 7 to 10 day ride around the Trans Labrador Highway Loop. Have my F800 GS loaded up quite heavy. I am 240 pounds and probably another 100 pounds of gear. Running new K60 Scouts front and rear.

Any ideas on tire pressures and shock settings?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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Turn up your preload if you have not already. If you are bottoming in bumps/pot holes, the preload is likely too low.

The tire pressures should be on the high end of the range printed on the tire while on pavement. You may want to lower it when on the dirt road portions....if you are carring a pump so you can restore it when needed.

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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I don't believe the tire has a range. Just a max pressure and load. The owners manual has a range. Go with a higher pressure from the range. Watch your tire wear. It the center is wearing a lot faster that the side then lower the pressure (or go faster in the corners lol). If you are getting the edges rounded then add air or slow down in the corners.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:10 AM   #4
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Try 36 psi front and back. That is what I use with them fully loaded.
Have fun on the Labrador trip.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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Let me second the motion on the preload - I think I'd have it all the way up ~40 clicks or 20 full turns.

Also I'd set the rear damping a bit higher/stiffer - turning the screw clockwise makes it stiffer.
I would gently run the screw all the way in to "lightly seated" then back out Counter-clockwise
by something like 1.0 to 1.5 turns and see how it goes. From the factory I it set at 2.0 turns from seated IIRC...
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