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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Tire pressure

What should we be running in our tires?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 11:24 AM
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28psi in the front and 32 in the back

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 11:52 AM
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Depends on the tire and what the tire manufacturer recomends for their tire, not Kawasaki.

Here is an email I received from Pirelli Tires.


Please note one should always inflate tires to the correct tire pressure as indicated in the owner’s manual. However Pirelli North America has found the air pressure suggestions listed in our brochures will improve mileage and customer satisfaction. Check cold inflation pressure frequently. Correct tire pressure is crucial for safe handling. Over inflation may impair ride comfort and reduce the contact patch between the tire and the driving surface of the tires. Insufficient air pressure will result in poor handling and cause a tendency for the motorcycle to "wander". In addition, improper and insufficient tire pressure will cause accelerated tire wear, increased fuel consumption, less control and the possibilities for tire failure due to an overloaded/under inflated operating situation.

Hyper Sport, Supersport, Extended Mileage Sport radial tires, Bias-ply Sport Touring tires
Front Solo Riding with 2 Riding 2 with extra load
32-34 34-36 36-42
Rear Solo Riding with 2 Riding 2 with extra load
36-38 38-40 40-42

In closing Pirelli finds that running higher pressures (up to the max as stated on the sidewall) will increase the life of the tire with no adverse effects. Thanks for the question and have a great day.

NA Pirelli Moto Consumer Affairs
800 747-3554

My tires (Conti-GO) from Continental (110/70 & 130/70) recommend 2.5 Bar (36 psi) rear and 2.3 Bar (33 psi) front. MAX Load / Cold pressure is 42 psi front and back.

For Dunlop GT 501's- Size:110/70-17, PSI:28 Max Load PSI: 40
Size:130/70-17, PSI:32 Max Load PSI: 40

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 01:08 PM
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most tires have the required PSI ridden on the sidewalls. The kawasaki standard is only applicable to the OEM tires that came with the bike.

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Thank you*informed me.

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