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I've been riding in the dark mist back and forth to work the past few monthes. Today, I took a look at the burgie in the daylight and saw just how dirty it had gotten. While working my way around the bike, I checked the tire pressure. Wow, only 28 lbs. I pumped them up to 41 and rode off. On my first couple of corners, I pracitically tipped over. The turning resistance was 1/3 it was before. I know I checked the tires 5 monthes ago. They do loose air (as we all know)

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DAWG.... I better bust out my pressure gauge an git them puppies pumped up!
 

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The first time I checked them, they were at around 20 lbs. After pumping them up, I didn't detect much difference. Maybe I just don't push them hard enough. :twisted:

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wasions said:
The first time I checked them, they were at around 20 lbs.
:shock: That's half the recommended pressure! How'd you let them get so low?

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After pumping them up, I didn't detect much difference. Maybe I just don't push them hard enough. :twisted:
Or maybe your guage is off, and they weren't really down to 20 before, and/or not up to 38-41 now.
 

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Both my tires were set to 20 psi when my scooter was delivered to me. I think that is the "crate" pressure that Suzuki ships the machines with. I most certainly did feel a difference when I set them to proper inflation. And I did speak to both the Sales manager and the Service manager at the dealership about delivering the scooter that way.
 

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My manual calls for 36lbs in the rear and 33lbs it the front. That's on my 650. My wife's 400 is 29lbs rear,& 25lbs front. If you have a passenager you run 41lbs in ethier bike. that's in the rear. The front remains the same. When I replaced my wife's tires,the dealer told me I had been running too much air in the rear. I had been keeping the pressure At 36lbs in the rear. This caused excessive tire wear in the rear tire. Just a little warning. Plus the scoot just handles better with the right pressure in the tires.
 

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I weigh in at 280, so, I need the maximum pressure and I definetly feel a difference in rolling resistance and effort to lean it over. I don't want the soft tires because I'm more afraid of wheel hop in a tight turn (If you should hit a bump in a turn)
 
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