Tire Pressure

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Tire Pressure


Post by mogman » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:07 am

I did a search and did not come up with anything on tire pressure,,
My operator manual for the 58 Duo-Glide says 12psi front and 14psi rear+1psi for every 50lb of rider/riders over 150lb total,
I am running knock off 500-16 tires.. This seems a little low by todays standards,,,,ANY COMMENTS???

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Post by john HD » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:46 am

i run slightly more than that on my '55 with good results.

they are avons, i air them to about 15 front 16 to 18 rear.


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Post by King » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:59 pm


I run about the same pressures as John, 15 up front and 18 in the back. I put about 230lbs on the bike fully suited up and these pressures give a good ride and the tires wear well. You don't want to use "modern" pressures like 35 as that will make the bike ride squirrely and the lack of cushioning could lead to a cracked frame with rigids.


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Post by mogman » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:59 pm

Thanks I'll give that a try, I rode a rigid for many years and ran about 10lb in the rear, rode fine and I thought it would save my back,,,,It didn't..

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