Optimal Tire Pressure for High Speed Riding

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Motorbikenewb, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. rogergendron1

    rogergendron1 New Member

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    i have .... well not a lower face and not a mon it was me lol

    the tire was cracked and old the side wal split at 40 lbs and it bulged so fast i didnt even have time to think and then BOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM !!!!! it exploded so damn loud it sounded like a pipe bomb no kidding ! people were looking out windows ! so yeh even a bike tire can explode and send a piece of 4 in wide rubber into your forehead ! it feels like getting punched by mike tyson ! that was only 40 lbs of iar in a wal mart bike tire. but then i have hookworms that hold 60 on the regular and could probably take a good 70 so ..... be carfull the quality of tire definatly matters !
     
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  2. Southgate Jonny

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    My motorized bike is shod with Kenda K838s filled to 55psi (they are max rated @ 65psi). I find this a perfect combo of super-low rolling resistance and cushy comfort. Got over 200 miles on this set and they still look like new.
     
  3. Danschutz

    Danschutz New Member

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    Map turned me in to to those k838's, great tires. On my Dyno with 55_60lbs it's a bruiser in the bumps lol, but love the control on nice flat ground.

    Dan.
     
  4. CTripps

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    I keep my tires pressurized to the rating on the sidewall, less a few PSI. The rear on my beast I fill to 60 though, not 65, as I have a layer of rubber (old tube, folded over itself) between the tire and the tube for extra puncture resistance that makes up the extra/remaining volume.
     
  5. Southgate Jonny

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    I'm fortunate I have good shocks so that is a big factor re. riding comfort.
     

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