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Old April 27th, 2014   #11
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Dunlop makes good dirt bike tires, period. Twenty four years since I had one on a street bike, 750 Yamaha Seca, and of course it cupped.

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Old May 4th, 2014   #12
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I've had front tire cupping with Michelin tires on both my bikes. ST and Hayabusa, I'm not going to use them anymore, I've had good luck with Dunlop Roadsmart II's.
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Old May 7th, 2014   #13
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I have BT023 GT'S W/approx 7,000 miles. Started hearing and feeling the cupping.

They have plenty of tread. I will raise the PSI and ride on for awhile.

I am at 40/40psi....how much higher should I go?

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I have BT023 GT'S W/approx 7,000 miles. Started hearing and feeling the cupping.

They have plenty of tread. I will raise the PSI and ride on for awhile.

I am at 40/40psi....how much higher should I go?

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Here's what the Owners manual says about the subject:

front 42 psi (290 kPa ,2.90 kgf/cm2)
rear 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm2)

"Always check air pressure when your tires are "cold" after the motorcycle has been parked for at least three hours. If you check air pressure when your tires are "warm'' even if your motorcycle has only been ridden for a few miles - the readings will be higher. If you let air out of warm tires to match the recommended cold pressures, the tires will be underinflated."

I check my tire pressure before each ride and always stick with their recommendation.
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That's the cool thing about the Kisan TireAlert system, it compensates for that temperature change in your tires and shows you the proper pressures all the time.

I'm going to be completing the installation of my Kisan system starting this weekend. I've had the 90 metal degree valve stems installed now for a while. I just haven't gotten up the motivation to install the display and receiving units.



While I'm in there, I'm going to replace my right HID unit (which went out) and install my Stebel Horn.
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42 front and rear for me too.
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42 front and rear for me too.
Why, after all these years and wisdom from this forum...not to mention the owner's manual, is there even a question of tire pressure? 42 and 42 is quite clear. Maybe versions of the manual before 2008 have different recommendations?
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Why, after all these years and wisdom from this forum...not to mention the owner's manual, is there even a question of tire pressure? 42 and 42 is quite clear. Maybe versions of the manual before 2008 have different recommendations?
Sorry I asked. Didn't realize I was putting anyone out

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Here's what the Owners manual says about the subject:

front 42 psi (290 kPa ,2.90 kgf/cm2)
rear 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm2)

"Always check air pressure when your tires are "cold" after the motorcycle has been parked for at least three hours. If you check air pressure when your tires are "warm'' even if your motorcycle has only been ridden for a few miles - the readings will be higher. If you let air out of warm tires to match the recommended cold pressures, the tires will be underinflated."

I check my tire pressure before each ride and always stick with their recommendation.
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Why, after all these years and wisdom from this forum...not to mention the owner's manual, is there even a question of tire pressure? 42 and 42 is quite clear. Maybe versions of the manual before 2008 have different recommendations?
Well I posted it because in my experience most bikes have lower pressure recommended for the front. Most 'new to ST1300' people will think 42 in both seems odd, I did!
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