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Old 28-06-10, 11:08 AM   #1
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Question Tyre pressures SV650S?

I have dunlop sportmax D208F tyres on my sv650s. My bikea book says i should be running 36psi in the back and 33psi in the front. The dealership have given it to me with 33 in the back and 30 in the front. Is the psi specific to the tyres or should i inflate to the suzuki's reccomendations.

NB. This is cold pressure, it is a very hot day though.

Thoughts and advice please ....
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Old 28-06-10, 11:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Tyre pressure???

Depends how accurate you think your pressure gauge is compared to the dealership.

I'd inflate them so your gauge reads correctly as it is quite a small difference.

PS - I thought it was 32psi for the front of an SV
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Old 28-06-10, 11:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Tyre pressure???

I will check the book again before inflation. Also are you still selling your crash bungs?
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Old 28-06-10, 11:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Tyre pressure???

Standard Pressures are IIRC

33 psi in the Front
36 psi in the Rear

Personally I'd start there and then adjust by 1 or 2 psi to suit your riding style / tyres.

But IMHO I dont think its wise to go widely away from these pressures unless the tyre manufacturer says its OK to do so.
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Old 28-06-10, 05:31 PM   #5
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Default Re: Tyre pressures SV650S?

Dunlop state 36 F and 42 rear

edit.....you are going to need to check with Dunlop or your tyre fitter, they list the D207 as 36/42 and then the D209 as 33/36. 33/36 is more usual for an SV but could be either.

edit again...right, I get it now, the fitment chart isnt the clearest to read. For loads under 90Kg they suggest 33 Front/36 Rear, for loads over 90Kg they suggest 36 front/36 rear.

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Old 28-06-10, 05:58 PM   #6
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I will check the book again before inflation. Also are you still selling your crash bungs?
Yip - but they won't fit fully faired
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Old 28-06-10, 06:16 PM   #7
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always inflate to pressures stated by tyre manufacturer
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always inflate to pressures stated by tyre manufacturer
Unless you prefer them at something different.
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of course if ya wanna be awkward, there is that
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Default Re: Tyre pressures SV650S?

I run my dunlops (roadsmarts) at suzuki recommended psi's feel better.
At 36/42 the handling was very vague and slow, didn't like them at all (ran the centres in 50 mile tho )
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