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Wheels, hubs and tires
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I don't have specs for the '65. However, tires have changed construction over the years. My '58 owners manual recommends something in the range of 18 psig. I just checked the owners manual and it lists 12 to 26 psi depending on the tire etc. Since the tire construction has changed, I go by what the Maximum inflation pressure is listed on the tires sidewall. I typically inflate a couple of psi below that pressure. If the tire rides a bit hard, I might back off a couple of psig. I also look at the load rating of the tire. If I am riding 2 up or the tires are any where near the maximum load due to the weight of the bike, rider, passenger and saddle bags, then I will inflate to the maximum rating. Under inflation generates heat and heat kills tires and load ratings.