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Royal Enfield wd/co tyre pressures?

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What should the tyre pressures be on my Wd/Co for solo and pillion passengers riding please?

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I presume you are running on modern soft tyres. I run mine at 28F and 30R. I'd up the pressures a bit for a pillion to say 30-32.

 

Ron 

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Well if you're on old fashioned hard rubber tyres, it might be best to refer to the riders handbook (makers recommendations).

 

Ron

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The position as I understand it is that tyres made since the 1970s, even if they have an old-fashioned tread pattern, share their carcass and side-wall construction with the more recent tyres of similar type in the range.

1940s tyres had stiff sidewalls and if subjected to high pressure lost all suspension effect. Recently produced tyres need higher pressures or they will squirm and wobble.

I tend to aim for a 3 psi difference front to rear, usually around 27 / 30 psi. Weight of rider will make a difference but less than 25psi at the front in my experience will cause most tyres to wander and low twenties will have you getting off to see what's wrong with the forks.

 

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