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The more air pressure you add, the narrower the tire contact patch becomes in the center of the tire.
Not only does the contact patch become narrower, it becomes altogether smaller.

The 'p' on the wheel is the same, so at higher psi, there's less 'si'.
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I run what the service manual says to run in my bone stock 2005 Harley Davidson Dunlop tires: 30/36.

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I'm probably little too lazy in checking tire pressures. I mostly eye ball them, and if something there doesn't look right, I'll start doing something.

I drive trucks, and there are so many tires to check that it is simply too much. I just look at them time to time, on daily basis and have learned from there the way to deal with tires ...
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I emailed Metz when i got my 888's last year. I gave them this info:

2005 Sportster 1200
100/90-19 front and 150/80B16 Rear Tire. I am about 200lbs, riding mostly solo.

they told me this:
Our recommended pressure for your bike, riding solo, would be 36 front, 44 rear as a minimum
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I've got a set of Dunlop American Elite tires to mount, I'm going to start with the manual's recommended tire pressures.
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I run Dunlop American Elites on my 85 XLS 32 front 38 rear. I love the handling / feel at those pressures.
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I run a little more than recommended. 30F/36R is factory. 31.5F and 37.5R with SHINKO 230s
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