D220's are the stock Sv tire , recomended pressures are 33F/36R coldlkm said:from what i have noticed, when temps are down, i have to up it to 40/40 and when its hot, 36/36. Some in here may say those pressures are wrong and blah blah this and that but i like how the bike handles at those pressures. when it at 33/36 i feel as if the bike is pool and about to wreck.
Sidewall pressures are for maximum the tire can safely handle, irregardless of what it is installed on. Some tire manufacturers websites (such as Avon) have pressures listed by model of bike and line of tire.acedeluxe said:... Dunlop 220 sidewall says 42psi, frame sticker says like 33 or 36 I think.
Yes, those MAX pressures listed on the tire sidewall have nothing to do with the recommended pressures for safety or handling on any particular motorcycle. Start with the owners manual/frame sticker as a baseline unless advised otherwise by the tire manufacturer because of unique tire characteristics (e.g. Avon).MagpieTear said:Sidewall pressures are for maximum the tire can safely handle, irregardless of what it is installed on. Some tire manufacturers websites (such as Avon) have pressures listed by model of bike and line of tire.
As far as I know, Avon is the only tire mfg that recommends anything substantially different from the norm. prolly because of Avon's carcass construction is variable belt density, they recommend 36F/42Rsyntheticton said:so does anyone change the normal pressure they use when going to another brand tire? just curious because I hear some people just going by what the tire recommends and some going by what the vehicle recommends.
personally, I run 32 front and 35-36 rear in all my tires on the SV... no matter the tire. Coming from experience with my cars and tires... I have to think that tire PSI ratings established by bikes or cars has something to do with the weight and distribution of the weight. My Ford Probe GT had the most unsual raitngs so far... it was like the SV only front was 36 and rear was 32 I think. So I had thought maybe the end with more weight gets a little more air pressure.
the pilot powers suggest something like 30 front 29 rear for the track. don't know anything about their new race tires thoughsyntheticton said:ahh... this is kinda what I figured.... I think there is a race tire that uses different pressure too as I recall hearing from a track day