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    Guys what tyre pressures you using ??
    on: Dec 04, 2022, 08.13 am
    Dec 04, 2022, 08.13 am
    Just looked on line and it says 33F 36 R but that seens very low when the Trident which is almost the same bike in different cloths is 34F and 42R
    Ive always used 36F 42R on this size and make of tyres
    Whats your thoughts ??

    Rob

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    Re: Guys what tyre pressures you using ??
    Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 2022, 09.36 am
    Dec 04, 2022, 09.36 am
    *Originally Posted by Tiger Rob [+]
    Just looked on line and it says 33F 36 R but that seens very low when the Trident which is almost the same bike in different cloths is 34F and 42R
    Ive always used 36F 42R on this size and make of tyres
    Whats your thoughts ??

    Rob
    The OHB has the same figures and I was sure it was a mistake in the first print. But my dealer said they were actually correct.
    But I raised the pressure for the rear tyre to 2.7 bar/39 psi after a while anyway. IMO it improved the handling and feel at the rear when leaned over near the limit.

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    Re: Guys what tyre pressures you using ??
    Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2022, 10.37 am
    Dec 04, 2022, 10.37 am
    I actually wrote to Triumph in the summer about this as it seemed somewhat odd that the Trident tyre pressures are set higher even though it is a lighter model than the Tiger Sport. Their reply was as follows; "The tyre pressures are different between the two 660 models, because they are just that, they are two different models with different weights and geometry and handling characteristics. During testing those were the pressures that were arrived at to provide the best all-round performance for both models".
    This seems a bit of an it-is-what-it-is response! I have experimented with slightly higher pressures and am currently running with 35/38psi which feels a slightly better combination for my riding style. 

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    Re: Guys what tyre pressures you using ??
    Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2022, 01.17 pm
    Dec 04, 2022, 01.17 pm
    Thanks for the replies guys I did what you did Surrybiker and did 35/38 it did seem better this morning
    I spoke to my mate who is a Motorbike trye fitter and he said 36/42 would be the only pressure he would put that tyre combo on if he was fitting new tyres to a bike thats anything from a Bandit 600 to a FJR 1300 so im at a bit of a miss to be honest

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    Re: Guys what tyre pressures you using ??
    Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2022, 03.19 pm
    Dec 04, 2022, 03.19 pm
    I've noticed on my T660 that the handle bars pull to the side I'm turning if I use the recommended tire pressure on a sharp turn like from my driveway onto the road.  As this often is an indication of low tire pressure and early tire wear, I've been adding +3 to the  pressures indicated on the bike.  i.e(36 & 39)