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BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« on: January 22, 2020, 09:12:32 am »
Hey Folks,

It sounds like such a duuuuh tip, but you have no idea how many bikes come into Bling King Bikes, with pap tires!

Tyre pressure is like a chain (if you have one) - they should be checked once a week.

* Get yourself a decent tire gauge - spend a bit of money, it could save your life
* Trusting a service station pump gauge is like believing a Politician or the Tooth Fairy
* In view of the above, get yourself a bike compressor, if you ride off-road why don't you have one already?
* A good general pressure, dependent on load is 2.5-2.8 bar in the rear/2.4-2.6 for the front on tar and 1.8 bar front and back off-road (don't forget to pump them again!)
* Always check the tire pressures when they are cold, when they are hot the pressure reading is higher with the expanded hot air.
* The best tip I learned from Clinton Pienaar is when you are riding knobbly tires on the tar (where most of them do) pump them up to 3 bar front and back, you will be gobsmacked at the extra life you get from the tread. When Clinton did the Cape to Cairo trip he doubled the life of the knobbly's by pumping them up to this on the tar sections.
* You should know this already - but if you are riding tar with knobbly type tires and it rains, take extra care in the rain and avoid painted road markings like you would the neighborhood flerrie with tik teeth.

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« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 09:19:08 am by BlingKing »
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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 10:00:55 am »
Sound advice. Thanks Denver.  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

My compressor stands next to my garage door. When I wheel the bike out the garage, last check before I leave is the tyre pressure.   :3some:

I have to admit, I sometimes forget to check the oil level, but as I'm riding a beemer, this has fortunately never bitten me.  :thumleft:
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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 10:52:24 am »
* You should know this already - but if you are riding tar with knobbly type tires and it rains, take extra care in the rain and avoid painted road markings like you would the neighborhood flerrie with tik teeth.

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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 12:00:15 pm »
Mr. Blink King U Edele,

What in your opinion is a good quality gauge?
And how long do they remain accurate whilst riding along in a top box? Wrapped in an old sock for protection of course…lol!

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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 12:09:17 pm »
Sounds at first that it's not best for road grip to pump knobblies extra hard for use on tar, especially if it's likely to be wet.

But then I guess you're unlikely to be playing roadracers........... 8)

But on the tyre subject, does anyone else have the experience of Mitas E 07's losing pressure around the rim? I've taken mine in to have it corrected and was told it's not uncommon with E07's

It took them two goes at removing the pips and cleaning the bead carefully for the soap bubbles to stop. (My rims are perfect btw )

Even now though, my front always loses 0,5 bar if it stands from weekend to weekend.
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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 01:19:01 pm »
What in your opinion is a good quality gauge?

I reckon an analogue gauge. Bought an el cheapo at Midas and it seems to be most accurate.

I also have those pen types that push out.

I have about 4 gauges and there seems to be a variance of 0.2 bar between them - I can live with such minor differences. :thumleft:
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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 10:00:17 am »
Mr. Blink King U Edele,

What in your opinion is a good quality gauge?
And how long do they remain accurate whilst riding along in a top box? Wrapped in an old sock for protection of course…lol!

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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2020, 08:41:31 pm »
Hi Denver. Not to sound wise but What i know from cartyres if you ride it too hard you wear the middle, too soft you wear the edges. Why would bike tyres be different?  I ride my 1200 tyres always around 1.8 and mine wear in the middle?? I’m no specialist and especially on tar but softer feels more comfortable?
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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2020, 08:57:22 pm »
Hi Denver. Not to sound wise but What i know from cartyres if you ride it too hard you wear the middle, too soft you wear the edges. Why would bike tyres be different?  I ride my 1200 tyres always around 1.8 and mine wear in the middle?? I’m no specialist and especially on tar but softer feels more comfortable?

It's about the movement allowed on a softer pressure tyre, and the heat this generates. A harder tyre may wear only in the centre line, but it won't do so significantly more, where the heat build-up on a softer tyre will destroy the whole construction.
 
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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 07:30:08 am »
I ride 2,4 to 2.6 on E07 on the 950 and have got 10K out of a front and as I stand now 14K at the rear, but that rear is now moer toe.
on the 690  a little lower pressures  2.0 and 2.2
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Re: BLING KING'S TIP OF THE DAY! III
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 03:43:38 pm »
On the subject, as an example a week ago I threw some juice into the Prado, check the tyres on the garage guage, all soft by half a bar, today threw in some fuel all tyres hard by half a bar, get yourself a gauge.  :biggrin: :thumleft:
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