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I've always run 40 pounds front and ~42 rear in my wire rimmed RKC, basically because I've never seen what they "should" be set to. Anyone know what the pressure should be? (solo riding).

I guess the second part of the question is should a tubed tire be at the same pressure as the tubless tire has listed on it?
 

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2001 HD Service Manual for Touring models states the following for stock Dunlop tires.

Front Tire
36 psi for solo and 2 up riding

Rear Tire
36 psi for solo riding
40 psi for 2 up riding

This info should also be found in the Owners Manual for your bike.
 

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Max tire pressure for a D402 is 40psi per the tire sidewall. Running 42 exceeds the tire specifications.
road_kings posted numbers are correct and should be followed.
 

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Always follow tire manufactures listed PSI based on load. I have Metzlers and I use those numbers, others Avons.

I used the recommended tire pressure on the stock rear tire and got 10,000 miles out of it and could have went more.
 

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LAF said:
Always follow tire manufactures listed PSI based on load. I have Metzlers and I use those numbers, others Avons.

I used the recommended tire pressure on the stock rear tire and got 10,000 miles out of it and could have went more.
LAF, you got 10K out of Metzlers? I ask because I new tires and everyone here says Metzlers beat the Dunlops hands down but the Metzlers don't get as much mileage. I am pleased with the Dunlops and wouldn't bother me at all to go with OEM's, But are they that much better (as far as rideability and handling)?
I know this has been beat to death, but as I said I saw your post and was curious. Thanks, Joe
 

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LAF, you got 10K out of Metzlers? I ask because I new tires and everyone here says Metzlers beat the Dunlops hands down but the Metzlers don't get as much mileage. I am pleased with the Dunlops and wouldn't bother me at all to go with OEM's, But are they that much better (as far as rideability and handling)?
I know this has been beat to death, but as I said I saw your post and was curious. Thanks, Joe
No, out of my stock Dunlop rear.

I am sure I should be able to do that out of the Metzler's also.

I guess that all depends on how you ride. I push it sometimes so I like a better traction tire, I like the tread pattern also. I ran Avon's also and loved them.

If you are just cruising and don't ride to aggressive then OEM Dunlops will serve you well.
 

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man i see your sig all the time and i never would have guessed you getting 10K out of a rear tire..My bike is still stock for now and i find that the rear tire gets happier(read:smokier)than the front sometimes.......nice ride you got though
 

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RKJ said:
LAF, you got 10K out of Metzlers? I ask because I new tires and everyone here says Metzlers beat the Dunlops hands down but the Metzlers don't get as much mileage. I am pleased with the Dunlops and wouldn't bother me at all to go with OEM's, But are they that much better (as far as rideability and handling)?
I had good results running Avon tires for a dozen years. The Dunlops the bike had when I bought it were toast at 12000 mi. Im currently on my first set of Metzeler ME880s and after 5000mi I like them a lot. My local bike shop has a Snap On computer balancer for bike tires, and I recommend having it done. I found a more uniform wear pattern with no cupping, and managed to get an extra year out of that pair compared to the set before them.
 
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