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So, I'm thinking of running 29 PSI in the Front and 34 PSI in the rear for my Burg 400. Maximum tire pressure (cold) is 36 PSI so that would be the most I would consider using for my rear tire.

I found this old thread: http://burgmanusa.com/forums/52-burgman-400-2007-model/28870-k7-burgman-400-tire-pressure-2.html


Can anyone comment on the 29/34 tire pressure set-up? Our manual recommends a lower pressure but a little extra air should increase the life of the tire and possibly MPG.
 

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Why change from the factory recommended pressures for routine riding? (I'm not talking about going racing, or using different size or type tires, but the factory installed tires.)

Don't you think the Suzuki engineers who designed the Burgman, in concert with the Bridgestone engineers know their field of expertise well enough? Every decision by those involved are a result of compromises: that being, safety, comfort, handling, tire life, etc.

I would estimate hundreds, if not thousands of man hours were expended in determining the most successful range of pressures for solo / dual riding to achieve the greatest potential results with the factory installed brand and size tires.

I defer to their experience, knowledge, and testing and use the factory settings. Just my opinion.
 

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I agree, you already paid for that information when you bought the bike, it's in the owners Manuel.
The manual sets the tire pressure for overall compromise in comfort, ride, mpg, handling, performance, etc and not necessarily maximum mpg or tire longevity. Owners report longer tire wear and better mpg with higher tire pressures.
 

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But be aware the Burgmans, like many bikes become skittish in the wet with overinflated tyres (tires), especially the front. And the ride does suffer! On the Burgman, you won't get much more in the way of mpg's with overinflated tyres. It's already amazing. The Burgman doesn't really gain much in the way of tyre life by over inflating tyres for solo use. It's already really good on tyre life unless you ride like a maniac...u..oh! Just seen your user name!!
 

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Re: K7 Burgman 400 tire pressure.......
Manual calls for 25 front, 29 rear for solo riding, and 25 front, 36 rear for 2-up.

I usually run 29 front, 33 rear (solo).

p.s. Maximum inflation pressure per sidewall marking is 36 psi.
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Re: K7 Burgman 400 tire pressure.......
Manual calls for 25 front, 29 rear for solo riding, and 25 front, 36 rear for 2-up.

I usually run 29 front, 33 rear (solo).

p.s. Maximum inflation pressure per sidewall marking is 36 psi.
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2009 Suzuki TU250X "Red Menace"
2009 Suzuki GS500F "Black Magic"
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That's about what I run. I hover around 250 pounds, sometimes a bit heavier, so I figure a little extra air in the rear tire is warranted.
 
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