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Old 12th November 2005
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have a 05 883 R and just wondering what pressure people are runing at both one up and two up
and if they have had any handling proplems at certain pressures
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30 f 36-38 r
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I usually run 30 front, 36 rear when solo.

I raise the rear pressure to 40 when two-up.
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05 883 custom Chris, but you know that...!

30 front
36 rear

Just as the manual says.

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I run 36 front 42 rear.....

But I live in a HOT climate .. so the higher pressures kep the tire cooler..

cold climates would probably want a lower pressure to allow the tire to move more and warm up qicker and maintain a temperature closer to what I have here
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I guess I should check mine it looks like 30-36 seems to be popular with the solo riders
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I run 36 front 42 rear.....

But I live in a HOT climate .. so the higher pressures kep the tire cooler..

cold climates would probably want a lower pressure to allow the tire to move more and warm up qicker and maintain a temperature closer to what I have here
....Really?? Guess I always figured that in hotter climes ya'd wanna be careful of excessive pressure due to heat build-up....
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a lower pressure will cause the tire to move around more and heat up quicker....

most race vehicles run low pressures cold as the tire gets hot and the pressure comes up..

I've had cold tearing on the gixxer due to the tire not getting hot enough...
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2)What "F" is a gixxer???
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SUzuki GSXR1000 ..... I've streetfightered mine

I only got the cold tearing once ... I didn't think it was possible on the street...it's normally something ya only see on the race track..

BUT it was up my favourite twisty mountain road ....263 corners in 11 miles


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