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For normal street riding, should I use the 36/42 as indicated, or can I run lower pressures?

I dont want to compromise handling or tire wear.

2003 636
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why would you want to run lower?!
just run tire pressure as indicated
 

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For the track I go around 31,but for the street where you can't get close to the limits of the tires, there is no reason to stray from the book settings, which are something like 37 front, 39 rear i beleive
 

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The only time that my buddies and I lower the tire pressure is to perform 12oclock wheelies (helps with balance and traction). Otherwise we use the recommended tire pressure.
 

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Originally posted by jlamb30
I dont want to compromise handling or tire wear.
Tire pressure is a compromise. You cannot have both optimal handling and optimal wear.

Thirty-six front and 42 rear are good pressures for the tires at their max load. If you check out the sidewall of the stock tire, you will see just that.

You can safely run lower pressures, and the tires will give better grip. On the road, I like 32 front and 34 rear, or 34 front and 36 rear for longer wear.
 

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i always run my tires 36 front 41 rear....never had any issues...IF I took it to the track I would lower them though....
 
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