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Old 10-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Mangle View Post
I went with the 2012 VStrom 650. I really couldn't give you a firm list of reasons why you should choose it over the Honda. I suppose I just wanted a BMW F800ST, and the VStrom was basically that at a significant discount.

These are the stock tires with a solid 50 PSI in each. I didn't really expect to be off the slab and onto anything worse than gravel. The bike performed very well.
you should run the pressure suggested by your bikes manufacturer. 50psi sounds extremely high, and has no benefit...unless you consider wearing out the center rib faster and having more potential for blow-outs or flats a benefit. if you are reading the max psi on the tire itself, thats max pressure for maximum load bearing...if you were two up and loaded down with a lot of gear.

im sure you know this already though, so why 50psi? btw, badass photo
2005 Harley 1200 Roadster. 72whp/76tq
1995 eclipse gs-t. 342whp/310tq
1999 ford exploder...who cares.
Bladez Moby-S goped thingy. 35cc of whoop ass!
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