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tire pressure

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What tire pressure is good for offroad trails and the street :thumbsup: , I have a Dunlop 130/18 606 rear and mt18hd front. These are on a xr650r. They seem to be way to hard and not hooking up off-road. whats a good starting point f/r pressure. Thanks :ride:

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I've run the super-stiff D606s as low as 10psi off-road. MT21s ~13-15 as mentioned above. I go up to around 22-26 for street duty but I have run the MT21s for extended periods on-road at 15psi with no noticable harm to the tires.

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what's a good on-road pressure? (Kings KT966 on my XRR - 28psi feels to harsh even on pavement)

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what's a good on-road pressure? (Kings KT966 on my XRR - 28psi feels to harsh even on pavement)

I run around 20 psi in the tires on my L, and its pretty much on-road

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Thanks everybody for the pressure info, Now I have to play and see what pressure fits me best, I have a starting point at least. :thumbsup::applause::ride:

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For the trails I run my knobbies at 13f-15r. For my street tires I run 32f-35r. Alot of this will depend on the tire and your weight as well. I am about 275lbs.

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I've had 606's before and swore by them until my first turkey run. As for the pressure...as low as you can go. Even though it looks like a knobby, it won't hookup like one. A 756 or a 739 A/T hooks up soooo much better but wears at least twice as fast. In our NE woods, the 739 works suprisingly well on the rear. I had a new one on this past weekend in Berwick and it worked super.

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For off road I usually run as low a pressure as I can. The limiting factor is pinch flats. I usually ride some relatively rocky areas that are known to cause pinch flats. That means about 14psi for the front and 11 or 12 in the back during the ride. Due to altitude variations, it can mean an even lower pressure at the house if the ride is a lot higher.

It's amazing how much better the traction can be with a few psi lower pressure.

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I've had 606's before and swore by them until my first turkey run. As for the pressure...as low as you can go. Even though it looks like a knobby, it won't hookup like one. A 756 or a 739 A/T hooks up soooo much better but wears at least twice as fast. In our NE woods, the 739 works suprisingly well on the rear. I had a new one on this past weekend in Berwick and it worked super.

Thats what I`ve been thinking. It does not hook up like I thought it would, OH well live and learn.Thanks for the heads up on the tires are they dot legal?

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Make sure you have a rim lock with those 10-12 psi pressures. :thumbsup: I run 10-12 in the rear and 12-14 in the front on the dirt, 22-25 in both on the street.

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dropped my pressure from 28 to 20 psi yesterday and it took the "shaky bounce" out of the front end on the highway. No grip on gravel, though. I think I gotta drop it way down (got rimlocks, was thinking ahead) with these Kings 50-50 tires. Got a gravel road trip coming up in a week, so we'll have to see what 12psi can do on that surface. Not going to race anyone, so as long as I can get from point A to B, it'll be fine.

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Thats what I`ve been thinking. It does not hook up like I thought it would, OH well live and learn.Thanks for the heads up on the tires are they dot legal?

Nope... I haven't run a DOT since I realized how dependent a BRP is on traction, both front and rear. Someday I'll get it inspected.

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We run 15 lbs. or less in the desert here in So Cal. Take a gauge with you next time you ride and adjust to your liking. Even a couple o pounds makes a big difference!

Cheers,

L :thumbsup: adge

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what's a good on-road pressure? (Kings KT966 on my XRR - 28psi feels to harsh even on pavement)

15 to 18 psi back and front works great

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