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What is every ones tire pressures for the brand of tires your running? Mine are stock Dunlop and side wall says cold psi max 41 on both front and rear tire. But the dealer serviced it at purchase before giving it to me and they put them at 32 psi. Also, should I leave them at 32psi or take it up to 41psi?

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Really? I don't think I've seen this 41 PSI number anywhere else before. AFAIK, the max has always been 32 PSI for the stock tires (but I've been wrong before).
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The label on my chain guard indicates 29 PSI
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Dealership told me to use 33psi but after reading both manual and labels on chain guard I keep both tires at 29psi per manufacturer instructions

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Dealership told me to use 33psi but after reading both manual and labels on chain guard I keep both tires at 29psi per manufacturer instructions

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If you over inflate the tires the center of the tread wears out really fast.

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Tire pressure is determined by vehicle weight and MAXIMUM vehicle capacity. While you might think that lower tire pressure could be maintained for bikes that are only ever ridden single, there is no advantage to doing so. Higher tire pressure (40 psi), however, can benefit in better gas mileage.

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If you over inflate the tires the center of the tread wears out really fast.

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If Honda doesn't know how much air we need in our tires why would we buy a Honda?

I rest my case.

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Well.. Depending on where you are in the world, you might actually need a slightly different tire pressure than someone else. It depends on the climate you're in. If it's hot all day, every day, you might need less pressure, as the heat will expand the air. And opposite in regards of cold climate.

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Well.. Depending on where you are in the world, you might actually need a slightly different tire pressure than someone else. It depends on the climate you're in. If it's hot all day, every day, you might need less pressure, as the heat will expand the air. And opposite in regards of cold climate.
If it's hot all day, wouldn't it have been hot when you filled the tire?

I think you meant places where there is a wild variation in temperature, like Loma, Montana perhaps?

"The largest recorded temperature change in one place over a 24-hour period occurred on January 15, 1972 in Loma, Montana, when the temperature rose from −54 to 49 F (−47.8 to 9.4 C).
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You know what I meant 01-7700... lol
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