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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-13-2018, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Pressure for Offroad

Is anyone adjusting air pressure when off-roading? I currently run 38 front and 42 rear as manual states, but noticed when riding single track and muddy conditions I had no grip. I eventually went down to 28 front and 30 rear and did notice a smoother ride, but still bike did not feel planted. To be fair to the bike it had rained 2 days before and trails where slick and muddy in spots along with I was weighted down with travel gear.

All this aside, just curious what guys/gals are running for air pressure when off-roading?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-14-2018, 11:32 PM
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I did a 250 mile off road ride this weekend and was running 22 front and 20 rear I was cruising 50+ on gravel with ease got in to some grass and two creek crossings and they preformed amazing so this will be my off road pressures from now on but on road I run the 38 42
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 04:40 AM
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I've been airing down to 20psi front and 18psi rear for off road and I'm careful not to hammer the throttle so as to risk spinning a tire on the rim.

Recommended stock on-road pressures are too high for my liking. I've been running 30psi.

Still experimenting with pressures for both types of riding.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-12-2020, 11:29 PM
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36F 38R on pavement and 28F 28R off. Works great.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 09:59 AM
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Not all tire's are created equal so tire pressure may vary. Keep the front tire 35 or higher and play with lowering the rear tire. Set it and forget it. I am running 24-26 on back on the Rallz.
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