Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Proper tire pressure
So I have a 2007 'Wing with original tires. I installed one of the Show Chrome tire pressure monitoring system. I know understand the meaning of the phrase, "ignorance is bliss". I think I was better off without it.
The Goldwing owner's manual says the tire pressure should be 36 psi front and 41 psi rear. When cold, my TPMS shows the tire pressure to be 38 psi / 41 psi. But after riding today for an hour or so (warm day in Connecticut, rider and passenger 395 lbs) , the TPMS receiver was showing 41 psi on the front and 47 psi on the rear- high enough that it was giving me a high pressure alert message for the back tire.
The rear tire pressure seemed unreasonably high. But I couldn't really let any air out, because then cold, it would be below the Honda specs. I could also raise the alert threshold on the alarm, but I'm not sure that would be appropriate there. What are the right numbers? Alternatively, I could return to the "ignorance is bliss" state and remove the TPMS.
Anybody have any thoughts?
Last edited by Fairfieldwizard; 04-21-2012 at 07:27 PM.