No shame to be found my friend when sharing positive or good advice that may help others. It's my own habit to do a walk-around inspection before, at stops during and after every ride just to err on the side of safety.
It ain't about where you live; it's about how you live. So, ride to live, Bruh.
Zippy you are probably not the only one who assumes tire pressure check is a part of a routine service....but if you just took it in for an oil change and fluid check then they dont go near the tires... it the same with a car....
When I test drove my 2009 Classic, I just jumped on it and went. Nearly dumped the bike on the first turn. The front tire either didn't want to turn, but once I got it to turn it wanted to ride right into the ground.
I bought it anyways, figuring there was something amiss with the bike, but hat it was fixable (got a great deal on the bike, so I could not pass it up).
got it it home, off the trailer and checked the tire pressure: 11 on the front and 14 rear! put them both to 38, went for spin - what a difference! Now I run them 38 front 42 rear and it handles like a dream.
Next time I go check out a bike, tire pressure gauge goes with me.
Originally Posted by zippydog
I just checked my tire pressures.... 12LB up front and 14LB in back... Ouch...
Damn lucky something bad didn't happen too... thats pretty low
I just assumed the shop checks it when I had service... I am going with NOPE..
Wow the bike handles so much different at 34 front and 38 back!
Anyone run different pressures than I set mine with great wear and handling results? BTW I have stock Dunlaps...
Ps check your pressures early and often
Heaven is where the cops are British, the mechanics are German, the cooks are italian, the lovers are French, and it's all organized by the Swiss.
Hell is where they cops are German, the cooks are British, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it's all organized by the Italians.