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    Check your tire pressures. I checked mine after a couple of weeks of neglect and they had lost 4 1/2 lbs each. If for no other reason than the life of your tires. (Lower pressure means greater wear!)
    Had a 98 Black TLS (Stolen)
    Now I have a 99 Red TLS (Red goes faster anyways!)

  • #2
    Lower pressure also = handles like sh!t..
    I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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    • #3
      Checking tyres, is like a religion, digital pressure gauge, every single time I get on my bike before a run / ride! Same with oil and fluids. I know that it'll be perfect, but I check them anyway!
      `99 TLR - 2 into 1 60mm Ti Yoshi headers with custom can, Cams, Flowed, Skimmed, Custom airbox, K&N, Silverline TLRR kit, Motostyle sliders, Powerbronze Double Bubble Screen, Harris Grips, Bitubo rear shock, adjustable rearsets.

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      • #4
        digital doesn't mean it's any more accurate than analog. they could still be off.

        the only way i know of calibrating a tire guage is to go to the races and test it @ the dunlop shop.

        you should check everytime you go out to ride. though i usually check only when i'm @ the track cause it's more critical than street. but i overinflate my street tires anyway for added mileage.
        AFM #715
        Suomy, Leo Vince Exhausts, Stompgrip, Sidi/Motonation, Lockhart Philips, Sonny Engineering, RK Racing Chains, AFAM

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        • #5
          Thanks for the tip I will check tomorrow
          Originally posted by TLCURT
          Because TL's fucking rock.

          It's a cult thing...to own one is to love one.

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          • #6
            Gauge has been guaranteed to be within 0.015 of actual pressure. Thing cost a damn fortune, so it should be accurate enough for testing pressure for road use.
            Anyway, it's more reliable than those damn analogue gauges and the garages. Those things are crap
            `99 TLR - 2 into 1 60mm Ti Yoshi headers with custom can, Cams, Flowed, Skimmed, Custom airbox, K&N, Silverline TLRR kit, Motostyle sliders, Powerbronze Double Bubble Screen, Harris Grips, Bitubo rear shock, adjustable rearsets.

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            • #7
              I ride just about every day, is there still a big chance of this happening?
              RIP - The Pig (Stolen July 2006)

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              • #8
                yep, chingus......

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the reminder...I haven't checked them in a while!
                  Be good, and if you can't be good...be really, REALLY bad!!

                  TusherTLR

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                  • #10
                    Definitely good advice. I noticed coming home one night that the bike didn't seem to be riding right. Didn't track the same over bumps and grooves in the pavement. Couldn't figure out what it was but of course I start running through a ton of things in my head - "what if I didn't get something tightened last time I did some maintenance? what if I picked up a nail in that construction zone and my tire's going flat? where the hell can I pull over on the highway at this time of night?" Turns out I just had neglected my tire pressure for too long and was running a little low. When I added three or four pounds the next day, she handled like a new bike again.

                    Point is, even a couple of PSI can make a big difference in how your bike handles, SO CHECK 'EM OFTEN.
                    Nathan
                    2001 Ducati 996
                    Former 1997 TLS Owner

                    Of all manifestations of power, that which most impresses is restraint - Thucydides

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                    • #11
                      If you only have 1 gauge get a second and double check everytime you switch tires at least to ensure your gauge is correct. I did $3200 in damage due to a bad gauge last month. Regular ride, checked the tires set them at 34f/32r for the mountain and went for a ride. One pass over tire got warm and instant tire spin. The gauge was reading around 10PSI low, so instead of 34/32 I had 44/42 then warm up put me into the 50's possible 60's because it was hot I didnt realize why I wrecked until I went to put air in the wifes car and the gauge wouldnt eve register (a month later)

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                      • #12
                        Check 'em often... but be sure to check 'em COLD. "Set and forget".
                        Kim
                        CCS AM #507
                        Twilight Racing
                        Special thanks to: Visionsports, Suomy Helmets, Learning Curves, Lockhart-Phillips, SliderPhoto, Spyder Leather Works, MotoSliders,SportBikeMike, Polar Optics LLC

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                        • #13
                          so, opinions vary greatly re the correct pressure what do you think it should be appropriate for street riding on 120/70 front and 180/55 rear?

                          TFM says smth like 2.4 kg/cm2 front and upto 2.6 (and even more when two up) for rear

                          myself, i usually ride 2.3-2.4 (note the units <-- it's kg per sq cm which is almost the same, actually slightly less, as atmosphere and bar). say pounds per sq inches, it's all right, i'll convert

                          thanx,
                          =avz
                          ...she followed him to Siberia and spoiled all his catorga

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                          • #14
                            good advice, i am gonna gor for a spin tonight but before i do i am gonna check them with my digital gauge. thanks again....
                            The wimpy wheelie guy!!!

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                            • #15
                              I can't get my digital in the wheel to check it. So I stick wih my dial indicating.
                              RIP Ron
                              Sept. 12 2004

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