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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2015, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Chicago Spike, I surely understand why Honda would say one thing and the tire manufacturer would say something different. Each is trying to make their product look good.

Can you just confirm that the pressures you said are for a VTX1300? (I see in your signature that you are riding an 1800...)
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It's for any bike. And no they were not saying things just to make sales. Why would Dunlop want you to raise pressures so their tires last longer? That low pressure makes for quick tire degradation and poor tire wear like cupping in as little as 1000 miles. I talked with the Dunlop reps at Honda Homecoming, and that is exactly what they told me, Honda pressure is too low.

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Major consensus on the board is 38/40 front,40 rear....no matter the tire brand .....pay attention to board members Grasshopper...good luck
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Originally Posted by Kc_CaveMan_1300C View Post
+ 1 . 40 on both
Ditto here. And I have the Mich Cmdr. II on front.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2015, 12:40 PM
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tire pressure

I ride a 05 1300 and have the Dunlop on front and the Mich Comm II on the back.
I have run 40 front and 40 rear for a long time. I am not a little fella!
I get a lot of miles out of my tires and they ride great.

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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 08:59 AM
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Is that a front tire manual stating 36psi or rear abating 40psi
I have a Indian scout not a cruiser.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 09:16 AM
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Tire pressure recommendations are mfg-specific. So, check your Scout manual. But the overall logic in this thread still applies - don’t exceed tire sidewall spec for max pressure, but tinker with a lower range of pressures to get the right mix of handling and ride and longevity. My guess for the lighter Scout is to try 36-38 psig.

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