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Offline Tp007

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Inflating tyres
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:47:55 am »
How do you inflate your GS's tyres?

Using the garage nozzles you have to bend the valve a bit. My 4x4 compressor nozzle wont fit at all.

Any clever suggestions?
 

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 11:05:15 am »
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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 11:28:21 am »
 

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 11:53:14 am »
Less than a R100 fm East coast motorcycles in Umhlanga. Maybe you can get it from Offroad Cycles.
Remember the valve on a GS with tyre pressure monitor cost R1800 if you break it!!

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 11:58:25 am »
I use one of those as well Schalk. works well  :thumleft:
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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 11:58:40 am »
Maybe get an adaptor of sorts?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/chrome-adaptor-motorcycle-caravan-trailer/dp/B006GPI56O

I had two different sets of this, not one sealed / worked, maybe you will have better luck with them.
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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 12:06:58 pm »
Less than a R100 fm East coast motorcycles in Umhlanga. Maybe you can get it from Offroad Cycles.
Remember the valve on a GS with tyre pressure monitor cost R1800 if you break it!!



That's actually the one I was lokking for but couln't find the pic
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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 12:30:35 pm »
Less than a R100 fm East coast motorcycles in Umhlanga. Maybe you can get it from Offroad Cycles.
Remember the valve on a GS with tyre pressure monitor cost R1800 if you break it!!


Jip, that's my concern as well. Will have to go look for something like this.
Edit: Leaving for bike week tomorrow, maybe I'll pop in at Umhlanga.
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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 01:21:13 pm »
Less than a R100 fm East coast motorcycles in Umhlanga. Maybe you can get it from Offroad Cycles.
Remember the valve on a GS with tyre pressure monitor cost R1800 if you break it!!


Jip, that's my concern as well. Will have to go look for something like this.
Edit: Leaving for bike week tomorrow, maybe I'll pop in at Umhlanga.
If you do, speak to Attie, tell him I say hi and that he must give you a test ride on the 800 Tiger  ;)
Sometimes you don't need a plan, just balls :)
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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 01:34:26 pm »
Less than a R100 fm East coast motorcycles in Umhlanga. Maybe you can get it from Offroad Cycles.
Remember the valve on a GS with tyre pressure monitor cost R1800 if you break it!!


Jip, that's my concern as well. Will have to go look for something like this.
Edit: Leaving for bike week tomorrow, maybe I'll pop in at Umhlanga.
If you do, speak to Attie, tell him I say hi and that he must give you a test ride on the 800 Tiger  ;)
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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 01:56:57 pm »
I find the garage air hoses fits perfectly if you insert it on the front wheel, through the brake disk. On the rear wheel I have no problem at all.
 

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 03:04:31 pm »
I find the garage air hoses fits perfectly if you insert it on the front wheel, through the brake disk. On the rear wheel I have no problem at all.

I agree, I don't have a problem with the back wheel but the front one you need to thread the garage pump behind the disk and it goes almost straight in. I make sure the piepie is just past the bottom of the wheel to the engine side.
 

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 04:37:59 pm »
slightly OT, but how do you guys decide what pressure to pump your tyres, seeing that the recommended pressures are normally given for cold tyres?
 

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2015, 10:39:14 am »
Less than a R100 fm East coast motorcycles in Umhlanga. Maybe you can get it from Offroad Cycles.
Remember the valve on a GS with tyre pressure monitor cost R1800 if you break it!!


Jip, that's my concern as well. Will have to go look for something like this.
Edit: Leaving for bike week tomorrow, maybe I'll pop in at Umhlanga.
If you do, speak to Attie, tell him I say hi and that he must give you a test ride on the 800 Tiger  ;)
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Got one similar to this at Northside BMW. R150 :thumleft:
 

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2015, 02:10:07 pm »
I find the garage air hoses fits perfectly if you insert it on the front wheel, through the brake disk. On the rear wheel I have no problem at all.

I agree, I don't have a problem with the back wheel but the front one you need to thread the garage pump behind the disk and it goes almost straight in. I make sure the piepie is just past the bottom of the wheel to the engine side.
Although I use the extender, I agree with this, tested it  :thumleft:
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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2015, 12:15:33 pm »
slightly OT, but how do you guys decide what pressure to pump your tyres, seeing that the recommended pressures are normally given for cold tyres?

I normally run pressures .2-.3 less than prescribed
To me the bike feel completely diffent i t o handeling and confidence overall
 

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 12:39:14 pm »
slightly OT, but how do you guys decide what pressure to pump your tyres, seeing that the recommended pressures are normally given for cold tyres?

I normally run pressures .2-.3 less than prescribed
To me the bike feel completely diffent i t o handeling and confidence overall


theoretically, if the tyres are warm, they should be over inflated by about .2 or .3, to be correct when cold
 

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Re: Inflating tyres
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 01:48:12 pm »
my .2-.3 bar inflation is done at operating temp, using bike tire pressure sensors
 

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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2015, 12:54:42 am »
Ek het nog nooit 'n connector nodig gehad nie: Voor druk die pomp deur die remskywe en agter is nie 'n probleem nie.

Ek glo die warm en koud storie is "overrated". My fiets het Tourance Next op. Tussen warm en koud is gewoonlik 0.1Bar op die agter band. Voor het ek nog nie werklik 'n verskil gekry nie. Die enigste keer dat die bande agter 0.2Bar en voor 0.1Bar gestyg het was in Springbok vol gelaai middel Desember 38 grade 140Km/h. Die druk verhoog gewoonlik eers vanaf 110km/h en meer, in reen en nat pad vanaf 120km/h.  Dit wil voorkom of spoed en massa die twe rolspelers is.

Ek dink nie 'n mens moet te veel hare kloof oor banddruk nie. Ek neem net die volgende in ag.

Op teer kan hy maar hard gepomp wees. Pap bande op teer loop sleg af en wear and tear is hoog en stuurtraagheid begin intree.
Op grondpad. So pap as wat die terrein dit toelaat. Die TPM liggies kan maar brand hulle werk min genoeg en ek het baie vir hulle betaal.

Teer:
Gelaai: 2 op met VOL panniers pomp ek Agter 2.9 en voor 1.6Bar
Twee op en ligter : Agter 2.7 en Voor 1.6

Grondpad: (Ek ry nie vinnig op grond, daar is te veel om langs die pad te sien)
Gelaai: Agter 1.9 Voor 1.8
Twee op en ligter Agter 1.8 Voor 1.7

Gebruik die TPM as meter. 'n Mens kom baie gou agter hoeveel lug jy moet in sit en hoeveel jy moet uitlaat om by die regte druk te kom.
Die CO2 canisters lig die druk met ongeveer 0.3 tot 0.4 per canister.

 

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2015, 07:01:33 am »
Ek het nog nooit 'n connector nodig gehad nie: Voor druk die pomp deur die remskywe en agter is nie 'n probleem nie.

Ek glo die warm en koud storie is "overrated". My fiets het Tourance Next op. Tussen warm en koud is gewoonlik 0.1Bar op die agter band. Voor het ek nog nie werklik 'n verskil gekry nie. Die enigste keer dat die bande agter 0.2Bar en voor 0.1Bar gestyg het was in Springbok vol gelaai middel Desember 38 grade 140Km/h. Die druk verhoog gewoonlik eers vanaf 110km/h en meer, in reen en nat pad vanaf 120km/h.  Dit wil voorkom of spoed en massa die twe rolspelers is.

Ek dink nie 'n mens moet te veel hare kloof oor banddruk nie. Ek neem net die volgende in ag.

Op teer kan hy maar hard gepomp wees. Pap bande op teer loop sleg af en wear and tear is hoog en stuurtraagheid begin intree.
Op grondpad. So pap as wat die terrein dit toelaat. Die TPM liggies kan maar brand hulle werk min genoeg en ek het baie vir hulle betaal.

Teer:
Gelaai: 2 op met VOL panniers pomp ek Agter 2.9 en voor 1.6Bar
Twee op en ligter : Agter 2.7 en Voor 1.6

Grondpad: (Ek ry nie vinnig op grond, daar is te veel om langs die pad te sien)
Gelaai: Agter 1.9 Voor 1.8
Twee op en ligter Agter 1.8 Voor 1.7

Gebruik die TPM as meter. 'n Mens kom baie gou agter hoeveel lug jy moet in sit en hoeveel jy moet uitlaat om by die regte druk te kom.
Die CO2 canisters lig die druk met ongeveer 0.3 tot 0.4 per canister.


Ek sien jy pomp net 1.6 voor op teer? Het jy bedoel 2.6? Of ry jy rerig net 1.6 voor op teer? En, hoekom dan 1.7 (harder) op grond?