36f 42r works perfect for me and I ALWAYS check the tires cold
Hi, How did it work out?I have always run with 36F 42 R - which is recommended. However, there is an article in the latest (January 2019!) Motorcycle Sport and Leisure who are running a 1000F as a test bike. They change the tyres from the Dunlops to the Bridgestone T31 - primarily coz the T31's will be better for wet/cold riding - he gets a much bumpier ride at pressures of 36/42. The tyre specialist explains that for solo riding it should be 32F 36R and 36/42 is for pillion /heavy luggage. I have followed suit - i.e. have had T31 fitted and will run with 32/36 solo - if anyone is interested I will give feed back later - not that there is much opportunity for riding at the moment with temp at zero to 4 c!!
I have emailed Bridgestone UK to double check but no response so far.
Not to be a jerk, but you should adjust the ride quality with your suspension, not your tires. Those pressures are really low for street riding IMO.When new in February it had R42 F36 but it was like a bouncing basket ball. I adjusted it to R29 F25 and have not touched them since then.
Absolutely. But I think this should be done while dialing in the suspension for max benefits. The poster may well have done that already. I just wanted to point out for noobs so they dont try to adjust their ride solely on tire pressure. Good grief 🤦♂️🙂With that being said, tire pressure does have an influence on ride quality.
Of course, the suspension was the first thing that I adjusted.Not to be a jerk, but you should adjust the ride quality with your suspension, not your tires.
I use this bike for FWY ridding not for street ridding. I weight 140 lbs. Also temperature in California is very hot, we have been getting 112 F (44.44 C) max in Los Angeles. I believe that considering these factors my tire pressure is optimal. Better breaking, better curving, less chances to get a nail, better absorption, tires last longer, less chances to sliding, better griping, etc.Those pressures are really low for street riding IMO.
Lol just asked the 180x55 question. In defence of your pressures, tyres can play upto 20% of suspension. Imho.30-30 there's a lot more feel and it doesn't feel like it's gonna fall over in the corners especially going from the pavement to concrete corners
I'm running Dunlop roadsmart 11 180-55 rear 120-60 front