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    Since the CT is so forgiving with its tire pressure range of inflation that we all use, how often do you guys check the pressure on the rear CT?

    I do it once a week. Anyone do it before each ride? Or once a month?
    "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

  • #2
    I try to check every morning but some days fail to do so. The CTs really aren't all that forgiving on psi. If you get too much psi it wears too fast in the center; too little psi, the edges.
    Richard
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    • #3
      check it once a week and always on the mark sometimes I have to add a little air cause sometimes when i check it little gets out but all is good

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TravelinLite View Post
        I try to check every morning but some days fail to do so. The CTs really aren't all that forgiving on psi. If you get too much psi it wears too fast in the center; too little psi, the edges.
        I base my statement on, if I don't maintain 32psi exactly (31 or 30 ) the tire still performs for me. I haven't ridden at 29psi or 28psi. so I can't comment on performance compared to the range I normally ride at. I 'm curious to find out the frequency that people check their tires and in particular the CT.
        "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lone Ranger View Post
          Since the CT is so forgiving with its tire pressure range of inflation that we all use, how often do you guys check the pressure on the rear CT?

          I do it once a week. Anyone do it before each ride? Or once a month?
          Good question ! Now that I am using a CT, I find that I check my "front" tire...still a MT tire...much more often than I do my CT on the rear. I don't think it is because the front tire is much easier to get to, and check the pressure, but maybe I am fooling myself. To me, my MT on the front is more important (don't shoot me for saying that) to check the pressure more often, as it handles more of the braking duties, handles the forefront of the bikes thrust going into corners and curves, and is my direct connection...via the handlebars...to the roads surface changes.

          If leaving for a longer trip, I check both tires before I leave...set them exactly where I want the pressure to be, and then check the front tire pressure about every other day. If on an extended trip, I may check the rear CT pressure every 4th or 5th day. But I will say that I am visually checking both tires every day...every morning before the days' ride starts, and every evening when I am done riding for the day. I will run my hands over the surface of both tires to check for wear, problems, etc.

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          • Elrod
            Elrod commented
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            I recommend the use of a good TPMS system if you are running a runflat. I believe you said on another thread you were using the Alpin. A runflat provides you with a great safety factor in that you will never be stranded with a flat tire; however, that security blanket also has a risk - you could have a flat tire on primarily straight roads and not know it until you hit a slab exit or sharp turn. You could get a handling surprise in that situation. Many folks use aftermarket TPMS systems that provide a continuous pressure reading, so there is no need for the frequent checks, especially for runflats.

        • #6
          Motorcycle, car, truck, tractor. Or bicycle. They all get checked regularly regardless of tire type.
          I did have a skid steer with solid segmented tires but still did daily visual inspections.

          A lot of folks claim that car tires are the safest tire to use on a Goldwing, but the truth of the matter is that the safest tire in any application is the tire that is properly maintained and used within its designed weight and speed ratings.

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          • #7
            I check mine once a week or if i am going for a long ride ill due a check prior. Also due daily checks visual prior to riding.
            2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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