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Fizzeetoast

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Fizzeetoast says:

Pirelli MT60

Basically this is a really silly question but one that I would feel more comfortable asking than just kind of gambling on it. My Honda XR125 has Pirelli MT60s fitted front and back and I was wondering what tyre pressure I would need in these? I know i'm running under inflated tyres at the moment so I would like to get it sorted out asap, my honda manual only states 22 psi for off road tyres but these ones should surely be a lot higher and I didnt really know where else to look, I had a little look at the pirelli website and put in my bikes model but even then I wasn't sure if it was telling me the max psi or the suggested.


Sorry for the silly question, thanks for any help.

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fogie

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fogie says:

tyre pressures

I would try something like 24front,28rear, and see how it feels. Wouldn't go much more, as your bike only weighs as much as a bag of sugar  :wink:

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Fizzeetoast

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Fizzeetoast says:

Ahh

So the number it says on the tyre (50 or 60 I think it was) is the maximum psi it can take and not recommended to have anywhere near that? It's just 24/28 doesn't seem like a big increase as i've got 22/22 in at the moment and the steering feels heavy and the back wheel actually feels like it slips sometimes when i'm just rolling (without leaning at all). I understand that this could be a wheel bearing issue but I was hoping as my tyre pressure is out that it would fix both of these problems.

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fogie

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fogie says:

tyre pressures

You'll be surprised at how just a few extra psi will make a difference. Because you have none standard tyres fitted, it'll take a little trial and error to find a good compromise.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

tyres

I would say trail tyres,also as fogie says.:smile

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Fizzeetoast

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Fizzeetoast says:

sorted

Ah cool well i'll do that then thanks a lot for the help :smile

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Fizzeetoast

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Fizzeetoast says:

One thing I forgot to ask

Sorry, just a quick one - surely the petrol station gauges are a bit dodgy so is it worth getting my own foot pump with a gauge or something?

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fogie

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fogie says:

foot pump

Never trust the gauges on a footpump either :lol: Buy yourself a decent pocket tyre pressure gauge, it should last you a lifetime. 

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Fizzeetoast

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Fizzeetoast says:

gauge

Ah sounds good, yeah it's really hard to find an accurate gauge on a pump. Thanks again for the help

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Dabbsy

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Dabbsy says:

Tyre pressures

Even the Pirelli fitment book doesn't have figures - so I am told. In which case hunt down the little sticker on all Hondas, either under the saddle or on the chainguard which should give you the info you need. If it's been washed off, head down to your local Honda dealer for the info.

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