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December 28th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Tire Pressures

Been having some fun on my 650. I am back in love with it even after riding the new Bergs. I dropped the tire pressures because I was sliding around too much on my woods roads in the slop and that seemed to work great.
However I went for a beach ride on Christmas day and things were great until I got into the pea gravel then crossed up over about 100 meters of baby heads to get back off the tidal flats and onto the beach. Getting a lot of wobble and plowing action in the pea gravel and feeling too much of the smacks when I hit the baby heads. Scared of denting a wheel. Had a few scary moments on that ride and the only thing that saved me when I hit the baby heads is getting on the gas hard and closing my eyes!
After that I went back into the woods and did some playing around on new ground and hopping over slippery dead falls. Only fell off once...but the bike kept going. I need to set this bike up right before I venture out again...suspension, tires, idle...advice?
I think I am running about 12 pounds in the tires. I had no probs before on the beach with higher pressures.
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December 28th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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These seem to work, quite a bit of air can build up in there. After you warm up you can let the air out.
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December 28th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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December 29th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #4
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I run 13 to 15 front and 9 or10 rear. I run a trials rear and recomend it for the slimy roots that are common where I ride. Awsome traction! Not so great on the beach though.The lower pressures work good but you have to run rim locks (I have 2 on the rear) and watch from pinch flats on the front.

Get the sag set right on your suspension as this allows the suspension to work over it's full range. It will also tell you if you have the right springs fitted for your weight. I prefer a fairly plush setup for the low speed tight woods riding I do and got great results from $500 spent on a rebuild front and rear with new (stiffer) front springs.

When it comes to rocks, a steering damper rocks!
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December 29th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #5
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Loz is about right for tire pressures, but they should depend on the tire you are using. If you are using a trials tire on teh rear...or al taller profile tire, you are going to be weighting the front wheel more, almost like decreasing your sag. We use Pirelli MT 32s, which at a tall tire, we drop teh forks out to compensate for the tire height. It is all a juggling act, makign it all work.
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December 29th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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Well I just did 150 miles of logging roads, mixed gravel, sand, mud, ice and snow. Bike performed wonderfully and only a hint of headshake on the pavement, the pot holes and wash outs were hardly noticeable. I LOVE IT. (what other dirt bike out there can lift the front tire at 70 MPH???)
So I will just keep it this way and deal with the beach stuff later. It's only in those rare spots that are just so soft or loose that I have problems. There's no perfect fit for all kinds of riding and I don't want to start screwing around with it too much. I need to find a tire pressure guage that is accurate on the low pressures. I stopped off at NAPA and tried their digital guage and it told me 18 pounds on the front and 4.5 pounds rear. Didn't buy it. I know I am roughly 10 rear and 14 front as far as I remember.
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Tyre pressures are always a hot debate.

For sand exclusively I will run around 8 psi rear and about 10 in the front.
For very soft loam with no rocks and jumps very similar pressures
For hill climbs with tree roots rocks and the like back up to 12 psi rear and little more in the front

You will be surprised at how much extra grip can be obtained with these lower pressures, it's like having another gear to play with.

Just for the record I have never had a flat in over 40 years of riding, and I have been in some pretty rough terrain. (I did get a puncture from wire on the track, but that's another story)
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