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32 psi front road and track however the rear i change to 36 psi for road and 24 to 26 psi at track depending on the weather .
Track tyre tech has a chart for the various pressures for different brands of tyres people turn up to the track with. and they all vary brand to brand .
The 18 psi that is recommended for the treaded dunlops that are almost as sticky as slicks and need tyre warmers to get them up to hot enough to grip is not going to suit the majority of other brands that require from 24 to 32 psi rear at track.
If you never go near a track then lower than normal helps on road if weather is cold, as gets them hot and sticky. If touring is your gig, go tyre manufacturers recommendations, as usually good for longer mileage. I rode across Australian Nullabor Desert from Perth to Melbourne then Tasmania and back on a new Bridgestone rear back in the early 90's. Did 15000k's on it by the time i got home and it was shot but still ok . I get 900k's from sticky dunlops and 3000ks from sportsmart. Not sure how much riders weight comes into it, I am 80kgs, about 13stone approx, . When touring with everything from tent to cooking gear, i always bump tyres to max recommended to try to get more mileage out of them. Been riding for 46 yrs and the only thing I know for sure is I can still learn something new every day , so best advice is trial and error.I go higher in summer , lower in winter , thats checking them cold, in the morning , you may find at the middle of a days riding in scorching heat that the pressures are crazy high , invest in a tyre gauge , cheers
Last edited by 4tune8; 03-23-2016 at 09:21 AM.