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Offline ali2908

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Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« on: May 23, 2016, 08:56:50 PM »
Has anyone else spotted that the new Tex runs at much lower tyre pressures. 32 front 39 rear.

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Re: Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 09:25:41 PM »
That is quite a difference. There effect of over sized tyres I presume?

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Re: Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 07:01:58 PM »
I noticed that too. I've no idea why the pressures are lower, but someone at my dealer set the tyres on delivery exactly at 36/42!  :155:

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Re: Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 07:07:48 PM »
I'll check that on Wednesday when I get my one!
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Re: Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 08:19:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by redmerle [+]
That is quite a difference. There effect of over sized tyres I presume?

I believe it is more down to common sense prevailing at Triumph at last. I have been using 38 rear for a very long time on my 2012 to good effect with excellent grip when well leaned over on my Dunlops.   Tbh 42 psi on any rear tyre when solo was bordering on dangerous, especially in the wet. The tyre simply could not get enough heat into it. I believe that 36 or thereabouts is still ok for our front tyre size (2012 model), but I will now try dropping it a little. 

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Re: Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2016, 12:01:51 AM »
42 PSI for the rear and 36 for the front never had any problems I think such a heavy bike 42 in the rear saves the rear from chewing out
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Re: Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 08:43:43 PM »
Every Triumph I've owned, 955cc Daytona, 955cc Tiger, 1050cc Sprint have always been 36 front 42 rear, as is my 2015 Tex.
A wide range of tyre sizes and kerb weights, always struck me as odd that the pressures were the same.
My 2015 Tex seems fine on 36/42, though I've noticed the latest models have  wider tyres front and rear.
A good tyre fitter once told me the 42 psi wasn't cast in stone and suggested 40 psi was worth a try, couldn't say it made much difference to the ride in grip or comfort.

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Re: Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2016, 04:11:45 AM »
Also depends what country you are from the roads here in Aussie get really hot during summer to the point of melting.

My GTR1400 has tyre sensors and in summer with the correct pressure when cold will go up to over 46 psi

So in summer I run them a bit lower so they get up to the correct psi  and winter I run them on the
correct psi when cold.
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Re: Explorer 2016 tyre pressure
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016, 11:49:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by AUS1200 [+]
42 PSI for the rear and 36 for the front never had any problems I think such a heavy bike 42 in the rear saves the rear from chewing out
Same here.
I did try lower pressure and the only result was a rear squaring off quicker...

 


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