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post #1 of 5 Old 05-17-2011, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Airing down

Ok I know some where this as been talked about,but I'm new to dualsporting.I installed a set of Kenda 761 and this last weekend me and buddy rode up to Miriada Pines just off of Hwy#166.Running 30lbs in the tires I feel they were just skating on top of the surface,so I was wondering if I should drop the pressure.But no rim lock,so what is the safe tire pressure for a guy just over 200lbs.New progressive springs up & just installed 6.6 yellow spring for the back.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-17-2011, 07:35 PM
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If I'm spending much time off road I air down to 15psi front and rear. I've gone as low as 12psi on the rear to get the Duro to grab hold of the ground. The 761's are so so off road, much better when aired down.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-17-2011, 08:53 PM
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That's 15 psi without rimlocks?

Try dropping it to 20lbs front and back and see what you think.
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That's 15 psi without rimlocks?

Try dropping it to 20lbs front and back and see what you think.
Same here.. 18 psi is about as low as I'll go and still feel safe without rim locks..
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That's 15 psi without rimlocks?

Try dropping it to 20lbs front and back and see what you think.
Yes sir,
And I'm not easy on the throttle or brakes either. Try 15 don't be shy, you will be amazed how much more traction you will get.
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