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Tyre pressures

Postby J.W. » 11 Nov 2017, 18:51

I have Avon Road Riders fitted to my 1995 750. I recently contacted Avon technical dept for advice on tyre pressures for these tyres fitted to my Zephyr. They recommended the following - Front 33 psi Rear. 36 psi. I've followed there advice and it's made such a difference to the handling. Thought I would share with you all.

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Ivor » 18 Nov 2017, 23:56

cheers I've always put 32 front and back on mine , will try this
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Freddy » 19 Nov 2017, 00:38

People should remember the original factory recommended pressures of 28-32 psi were for a 1990's bias ply tire.

For years I ran 32-36 with radial Metzeler Z8's. With the Z8 no longer available in Australia in a 150 rear I found those same pressures not to work so well in the replacement to the Z8, Roadtec 01's. That required going up to 36-38 (or even 36-40). Thinks the more surface tread needed a stronger base support otherwise the whole thing moves around more.

I plan to give Continental Road Attack 3's a go as soon as the Roadtec's are shot (which will be after a 4 day mountain ride next week). Not a well known brand in Australia but get good reviews. Don't like the Roadtec's at all, too quite not giving any feedback to the rider. No need for wet weather oriented tyres where I live. Liked the Z8's.
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby andye » 02 Dec 2017, 14:55

Modern Bridgestones should be 36 Front & either 40 or 42 Rear. They changed the construction of their tyres a while back.

Best to check with the Tyre Manufacturer for the up to date specs.
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby jack hammer » 05 Jan 2018, 14:43

ive run several types of tyres on my 750 over the years (currently conti motions) and found 33 front/36 rear to work best for me too.
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