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Tire Pressure

what is the recomended Tire Pressure for xt600e 2000 on-road and off-road? -in p.s.i ??
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reccomended or preffered?

your opening a right Can o' worms here!

I do 26 front 28 rear road
18 front 20 rear off road

But your gonna get a lot of differing answers..... Why? well, I weigh 140Kg for starters, so i don't wanna go too low on pressure for fear of a 'nip' puncture.

also depends on terrain....... i don't drop the pressure quite so much if I am going on Rocky terrain as I do when its gonna be Muddy, or Sandy....


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hmm...eureka..you're on the button once again martyn

Hi, I just worked it out. No wonder I was sliding out on that muddy track last night while on my evening trot. It's because my tires are too hard, and that they are that way because it's prepared for the road. Hmmm cunning. I'm gonna have to get used to that. If in dry conditions on the track, I can surely keep the same pressure as my day to work ride on asphalt right? That's my conclusion. lol

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Hi, I just worked it out. No wonder I was sliding out on that muddy track last night while on my evening trot. It's because my tires are too hard, and that they are that way because it's prepared for the road. Hmmm cunning. I'm gonna have to get used to that. If in dry conditions on the track, I can surely keep the same pressure as my day to work ride on asphalt right? That's my conclusion. lol

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Yep if the off road is Dry, same or less ( prefer a little less anyway, for better 'feel')
if its Wet, Muddy n slippy, drop it a fair bit, by up to 10-12 psi ( use a Gauge) and don't forget, if you drop the pressure the tyre can slip on the rim, so its worth checking that you have got Pinch bolts fitted to stop the Valve being ripped out of the Tube.

*SAFETY NOTE* if you drop the pressure don't forget to ride CAREFULLY when back on tarmac to a Garage to re-inflate the Tyres.


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18 front 20 rear is bloody low. Phew! In Oz the guys taught me 24/26 psi for normal dirt roads and of course less in deep sand. But then you're travelling at speeds of 100 - 120 kph on Oz dirt roads otherwise you never get anywhere. But then I was riding a fully laden R80GS which is a wee bit heavier than the 650 DR.
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heck.... i dont ride fast.

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18 front 20 rear is bloody low. Phew! In Oz the guys taught me 24/26 psi for normal dirt roads and of course less in deep sand. But then you're travelling at speeds of 100 - 120 kph on Oz dirt roads otherwise you never get anywhere. But then I was riding a fully laden R80GS which is a wee bit heavier than the 650 DR.
Bearing in mind I dont ride Fast, max of 50-60 kmh off road unless my tires are a little harder, and you would be suprised just how hard 18psi is!
it allows just enough flex to get a good grip, but not enough for 'nip' punctures and yes, my XT600 is a lot lighter than a fully Laden R80GS! even if you include My lardy 140Kgs!

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