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Dave02R6

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Dave02R6 says:

Dunlop Sportmax Sportsmart - Tyre Pressure?

Hi All

I have just had some Dunlop Sportmax Sportsmarts fitted to my 2002 Yamaha R6.

What tyre pressures should I be running?

Thanks

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Dunlop Sportmax Sportsmart NTEC?

Hi Dave02r6

Tyre pressure front 34p.s.i. rear 36p.s.i. as Yamaha specify but i think you have the new NTEC range(if you have) so you can play about with the rear a bit to make it more comfortable for your own riding style.On the road only probably 3p.s.i. either way but on the track you can reduce this to 21-24p.s.i. Good Luck

http://www.dunloptyres.com.au/about-us/media-release-detail.dot?id=c4d53740-da19-474a-b051-a83ec8bd8917

 

http://www.drivegreen.com/Motorcycle_Tire_Pressure.htm

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Recmmended tyre pressures.

The Dunlop website recommends 2.5 bar front/ 2.9 bar rear (36psi/42psi). Maybe these are conservatively high, or just starting points?

Dunlop Sportsmart on 2002 YZF-R6

I'm guessing Yamaha's recommended 34/36 was based on the tyres available in 2002.

There was a big discussion about recommended tyre pressures a while ago and we couldn't reach a concensus. I don't want to upset anyone by raising it again but I'd really like to know what's best.
Tyre pressures.

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Dave02R6

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Dave02R6 says:

Tyre Pressure

Hi

Thanks for your quick replies. See this is why im confused.

I asked the bike shop who fitted the tyres what pressure to run them and they said 36/42 which sounded high to me.

As up till now I was running Dunlop Sportmax D208's at pressure 34/36.

That's why I raised this query? :unsure:

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dannywest

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dannywest says:

Dunlop sport smart /tyre pressures

HI , Iam running 34 psi, front and 37 rear on a Honda CB 1000R,( 2010) full Akrapovic syestem, de cat with power commander V, i live and ride in France and Spain, so the ambient temerature is a lot higher than england , :sunglasses:generally . seem to be running very well, 2000 miles so far, I really like these tyres , was previously using Pirelli Diablo rosso Corsas( 2010)

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steveb

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steveb says:

36/42

is what tyre manufacturers generally quote when they can't be arsed to work out the correct pressures.

If the hand book states 34/36, I'd start with that and see how they feel.

( I ran 34/36 on the Buell on Sportsmarts on the road and 29/28 on track)

Enjoy!

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BrandsR6

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BrandsR6 says:

R6 Tyres

Both the owners manual and Dunlop web-site state 36psi front and rear.  Although I run my front tyre at 33/34psi, which seems to give a nicer ride.

http://www.ymenvom.nl/new/manuals/U5MTE1.PDF

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RoadTrekker

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RoadTrekker says:

Tyre pressures

I ride a Yamaha FJR 1300A and have roadsmart tyres fitted. The correct pressure is 2.5 bar Front and 2.9 bar back. Big improvment from my old Continental tyres.

My bike is quite heavy at 245kgs so even a change of 0.2bar makes a big difference so check your tyre pressures every day, well you do anyway don`t you!!!

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