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Tire Pressure - Safe to Ride???

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Mayakovski, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Greetings;

    I am getting my Anniversario ready for riding, and have checked and both tires are down on pressure.
    The front is at 26 PSI and the rear at 31 PSI.
    The Guzzi manual states both should be 36.26 PSI.

    Are these pressures too low for riding the 8 or so KM to the closest station with an air pump, or am I OK if I ride extra carefully?

    Thanks
     
  2. Raven

    Raven Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    In my opinion you'll be fine.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Famiglia

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    Be sure to let the tires cool off for awhile before you adjust pressure. With low tire pressure the tire flexes more building heat which will increase pressure.

    Since compressed air is so far for you, having a portable tank may not be a bad idea. You can put in in your car to top it off to tank pressure. Something like this. https://www.harborfreight.com/5-gallon-portable-air-tank-65594.html or if you want to get fancy, https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-1...PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-206159256-_-302634287-_-N I keep the Ryobi in my Model T Ford in case I need it on a tour or while on the road.
     
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    Or just get a 12v pump, which you can carry with you. I have a couple of Slime pumps, they work great, and even come with a little toy pressure gauge (not to be trusted).
     
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    Wisconsin v7 Racer Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    This is a picture from a old post of some tire pressures Todd runs and recommend. Screenshot_20190412-214806_Chrome.jpg
     
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    Andrew Joy Just got it firing! GT Site Contributor!

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    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    LOL, I have almost that exact same pump. Somehow I never thought to use it on a motorcycle. Doh!
     
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    Kubbie Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Because of my job I always have access to an air compressor so I don't have a problem keeping on top of my tire pressures. I have 3. A 15 gallon one that is almost strong enough to take one wheel off my truck before the tank is empty. A 3 gallon "pancake" for work. This one is perfect for airing up tires or shooting my nail guns. And a little Slime one like kiwi dave mentioned that I can carry on the bike.

    At Harbor Freight, they have several models that can be had for under $100. Then you won't have to worry about riding on a low tire.

    But to the original question....... putt-putting to the gas station couple pounds lo won't hurt anything.
     
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    Garwood Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Since this is turning into a tire pump thread, and since I just bought one for an upcoming trip, I will mention that AeroStich sells a nifty one. It's pretty small, powers off of your bike's battery and even comes with a carabinier to clip it on the bike when in use to keep it out of the dirt. It just arrived in the mail a couple of days ago so I haven't tried it yet but it looks typical of AeroStich stuff...well built.
    Garwood.
     
  10. Dinsdale Piranha

    Dinsdale Piranha Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Thank you for that reference, Dinsdale! Looks like what I've been looking for... :)

    The Rocky Creek MotoPressor Mini Digital Pump is available from Amazon.com for $59.95 in the USA. I just ordered one.

    I have a hand-held air pump kit already (Ryobi P737 inflator with high-capacity 18V Lithium battery and charger) that I've been using for the past few years to maintain car, motorcycle, and bicycle tire pressures. I bought it when I despaired of finding any service station air pumps anywhere in the neighborhood or for miles around that had a working air pump AND a filler neck that would fit Racer's spoked wheels and valves. There's not a lot of room to work there, and most station pumps have filler necks that simply do not work. The Ryobi works extremely well but it's too large to carry on either a bicycle or a motorcycle when traveling ... The MotoPressor will do well on the motorcycle and can be used in a pinch on the bicycle along with a light, small LiFePo jump starter battery as well as a Schrader to Presta tire valve adapter.
     

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