tire pressure

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tire pressure

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Post by socalrider » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:41 am

whats the right tire pressure for front and back tire on a 65 flh ?
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Re: tire pressure

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Post by duoglide58 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:42 am

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.
Doug

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