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I just started using a tire pressure monitoring system on my 650. I run the front wheel at 38 psi and the rear at 41 psi. My question has to do with the alarm setting when the tires get warm. Given my cold settings of 38 and 41 psi, how high should I set the upper alarm, while remaining on the safe side? Today, my rear tire pressure rose to 50.5 psi when warm and the front tire rose to 41 psi.
I was thinking of setting the upper alarms at 45 psi for the front and 55 for the rear! Is that reasonable?
 

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Isn't the tire monitoring system for monitoring the tire pressure when the pressure falls below the desired setting and not the high pressure? AT least that is the way it works on all the cars that I have had that had tire pressure monitoring.

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Yes Bill,
I already set mine to warn me when my desired setting drops by 2 psi. But it also has an alarm feature to warn you if your psi goes up too high, or if your tire temperature goes up too high. They are usefull features I would like to use correctly.
 

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OK, I did not know that they had systems that would monitor both high and low pressure. :oops:

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I found the bike very skittish when the rear got up over 50 and the front over 44 hot.

Mine just seems to want to settle in around 32 front cold and 34 rear cold and then go up from there. Bike handles well - I'm sure the rear is wearing. :roll:

No matter what we tried the pressure would not hold at 38 and 42 cold on the 2009 with Metz on.
 

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rdalr said:
I just started using a tire pressure monitoring system on my 650. I run the front wheel at 38 psi and the rear at 41 psi. My question has to do with the alarm setting when the tires get warm. Given my cold settings of 38 and 41 psi, how high should I set the upper alarm, while remaining on the safe side? Today, my rear tire pressure rose to 50.5 psi when warm and the front tire rose to 41 psi.
I was thinking of setting the upper alarms at 45 psi for the front and 55 for the rear! Is that reasonable?
Generally the rule of thumb is a normal 4 psi rise as the tire warms up. I'd try 43-44 front and 46-47 for the rear.

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Isn't the tire monitoring system for monitoring the tire pressure when the pressure falls below the desired setting and not the high pressure? AT least that is the way it works on all the cars that I have had that had tire pressure monitoring.
Some cars do monitor high pressure as well though most lights come on due to low pressure.
 

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Generally the rule of thumb is a normal 4 psi rise as the tire warms up. I'
It jumps much higher than that on the Burgman - more like 5-6 psi
 

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I agree with you. My front tire goes up by 4 lbs and the rear goes up by 10 to 11 lbs.
 

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Have you noticed your cold pressure drifting down ?
 
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