Air Um Down!!!!!!
I'm kinda new to dual sport and just started playing with air pressure the last few months. I have noticed a diffrence but I tried something yesterday to prove it...I tried to see what the diffrence really would feel like so I did a little experiment yesterday after work.
Running a K270 rear and still have a stocky on the front.
I was at 35 PSI rear 32 front (street) and I hit a tank trail consiting of hard packed sand and lots of loose stuff covering the top of it. There are also patches of red clay and deeper sand anlong this trail. It was straight no turns to speak of.
At road PSI @ 35 to 40 mph she was floating all over standing , setting fwd on the tank, setting back on the seat. Front end felt like she wanted to wash out each time I hit loose sand. Pretty unnerving.
Aired down to 18 PSI front / rear....... she was loving that. Ran the same strech of road same speed, same direction, same line trying to keep it as close to the same as I could a I felt like I was almost as solid as pavement. Went back to the starting point... TooK it up a notch and was fine running 70 mph and could have done it all day. seated, standing what ever, HUGE diffrence!!!!
So for the new guys out there do an experiment on your favorite trail.... it'll take the doubt out of it!
Last edited by Capt stan; 02-13-2009 at 06:43 AM.