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Hello everyone,
I am little confuse about the pressure on my tires.
The manual is wrote 36psi for front and 42 for rear on cold tires
what do you think? are they ok?
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pressures are directly related to the type of riding youre doing.

Should be the opposite if youre on the highway...42 up front and 36 in the rear (which should grown ~3-5lbs) for long life (but low traction)...lol
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I always thought running 42 in the rear was only if you had a passenger.
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The VIN label for my '08 R6S says 42 front and rear IIRC.
I believe the suspension responds better at those pressures, versus the high thirties I was using before.
Suspect higher pressure may be beneficial for preventing headshake.

As a general rule, higher pressures mean improved responsiveness, less tire wear, less traction.
Lower pressures generally mean increased traction, more wear, less responsiveness, increased potential for failure.
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Hello everyone,
I am little confuse about the pressure on my tires.
The manual is wrote 36psi for front and 42 for rear on cold tires
what do you think? are they ok?
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pressures are directly related to the type of riding youre doing.
And which Dunlops you're running. The GP-As are 31 front and 21 rear, cold.

Do you have to leave so soon? I was just about to poison the tea.
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I have Dunlop Sportmax D214 F/R
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I have Dunlop Sportmax D214 F/R
31 rear 32 front

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Hello everyone,
I am little confuse about the pressure on my tires.
The manual is wrote 36psi for front and 42 for rear on cold tires
what do you think? are they ok?
You have the tire model listed in the manual correct? I run the manual specs and it feels right. Trust yamaha engineers (the manual) vs some guys opinion on the internet.

Manual states for 2017+ models:
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You have the tire model listed in the manual correct? I run the manual specs and it feels right. Trust yamaha engineers (the manual) vs some guys opinion on the internet.

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So your opinion counts for what? What is this magical "feel" that some engineers at Yamaha came up with?
You realize that Yamaha doesnt have tire engineers on staff so they sub the work out to a tire OEM like Dunlop or Bridgestone or Pirelli, etc.

I would bet the farm anyone racing on a club level does not read the owners manual or use those pressures...lol
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So your opinion counts for what? What is this magical "feel" that some engineers at Yamaha came up with?
You realize that Yamaha doesnt have tire engineers on staff so they sub the work out to a tire OEM like Dunlop or Bridgestone or Pirelli, etc.

I would bet the farm anyone racing on a club level does not read the owners manual or use those pressures...lol
it only took what like couple hours for some guy on the internet to get toxic over someone recommending to follow the manual.. trust this guys opinion op (jk).. he races at club level
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