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NoogaScooter
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Blur Tire Pressure Reply with quote

I'm reading on the side of the tire, 40 psi.

Is that correct? Manual doesn't help much.

NS
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beelzebubbles
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just came back from pumping my tires, and I set it to what it said under the scooter seat - 30 psi. I guess if you're using something other than stock tires it could be different - but 40 psi? That's quite a difference...
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NoogaScooter
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, they're the original stock tires on a 07 Blur. I'll see what it says under the seat. If it says 30 under the seat, guess I'll go halfway at 35 and see what happens.

I'd be more tempted to put the pressure in that's stated on the actual tire versus what is on the under seat sticker if they differ.

My .02

NS
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Shane Wilson
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally speaking, the pressure listed on the side of any tire is the MAXIMUM psi, not necessarily the optimum psi for the vehicle in question.

Go with Genuine/PGO's recommended pressure. They've taken into account suspension, weight and other factors that the tire manufacturer would have no way of knowing.

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jrsjr
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, go with what it says under the seat. Also, that should be the cold pressure. The pressure will go up when you ride as the tire warms up, so check it in the morning before you head out.
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illnoise
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone's right, DON'T split the difference, go with what the manual/sticker says. The tire is the MAX pressure, when they made the mold for that tire with that number on it, they had no idea what it was going to be used for/on.

http://2strokebuzz.com/index.php/?p=3690

If you're very heavy, riding 2-up, or using non-stock tires, you may want to alter the recommended pressure, but it's usually not much so you're best off going with the stock recommendations.

overinflation will reduce the grip on the road and increase your chance of blowouts, overinflating it by 10psi is probably downright dangerous.

underinflating will reduce your mileage and wear out the tire faster.

Bryan

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject: tire pressure Reply with quote

Me thinks that too. -Kevin
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