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Heya folks,

I have my tires set for 29psi both rear and front - as per Honda's specification.
Are you using 29psi for both tires? If not, why and should I do the same?
 

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I always follow the tire pressure listed on the chain guard safety sticker unless I change to a different tire size.

29 PSI front & rear with the factory OEM Dunflops....

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When I picked mine up from the dealer they had 33psi.
I double checked my gauge and then dropped it back to 29psi straight away.

The days are getting hotter down here so Ill be checking my tyre pressure more often.
Its been my misfortune to blow a tyre on a stinking hot 47'C day. I had only a fraction too much pressure, the roads were so hot they were melting and my tyres were tacky like gum, all it took was a bump in the road, blew a hole in my rear.

Moral to the story: Country Australia has the best little pubs, more frequent stops on the really hot days is never going to be boring.
 

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When I picked mine up from the dealer they had 33psi.
I double checked my gauge and then dropped it back to 29psi straight away.

The days are getting hotter down here so Ill be checking my tyre pressure more often.
Its been my misfortune to blow a tyre on a stinking hot 47'C day. I had only a fraction too much pressure, the roads were so hot they were melting and my tyres were tacky like gum, all it took was a bump in the road, blew a hole in my rear.

Moral to the story: Country Australia has the best little pubs, more frequent stops on the really hot days is never going to be boring.
So the only reason you had to ride on a 40ºC+ day was to go to the pub?

I like your reasoning :grin2:

I remember a couple of years ago in mid February it was 47ºC in the shade, so the black road would have been much hotter. I was following a truck and it's tyres were pulling up huge strips of road surface and flinging it everywhere, needless to say, I kept my distance.

I run my tyres at 30PSI as it's easier to see on my gauge.

And that's another thing that irks me, the stupid valve stems make it so hard to read pressure or inflate. I actually bought a gauge with a 90º capability and will upgrade to 90º valve stems at the first tyre change.
 

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I always go with the pressure on the side of the tire. Manufacturers usually know whats best for their product.
 

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I always go with the pressure on the side of the tire. Manufacturers usually know whats best for their product.
That's the MAXIMUM pressure, they know nothing of the application that particular tire will be used for.
Honda ( in this case ) has tested THAT tire on THAT model ( the Rebel in this case ) and decided that's the tire they want, and to run it at that sticker pressure. Having said that I run the rear at 31 because I'm fat lol.
 

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I always go with the pressure on the side of the tire. Manufacturers usually know whats best for their product.
as kaptor mentioned-that is max pressure.
Manufacturers know what's best for their product but they do not specify what the product is used on.
The pressure recommended by Honda for our rebels will not be the same for a different bike with the same tire.
You'll be amazed at the ride if you follow the Honda recommendation.
 

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My Hawks state 2 pounds less for front tire which is ok with me. The Rebel 1100 has the same. They also state in the manual that tire pressure should be take when tire is cool (before riding). They are smart enough to know the pressure will go up as the tire warms up. They often give the tire pressure at up to 200 pounds and tire pressure when over 200 pounds. I have never followed what is on the side of the tire. Ever.
 
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a brief aside,
tire diameter increases with temp and speed
had an oversize front tire on a CB750.
Plenty of clearance between the tire and fender-about a quarter in. when cold before a ride.
After riding 30-40 miles at 60 MPH or so, i stopped and noticed the front fender had paint rubbing off on the leading edge from the tire rubbing.
Slow riding never had the same result.
Had been told this could happen. Did not believe it. Now I do.
No lesson-just an observation for those who like odd stuff.
 
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