Tire pressure of Fuoco 500?
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Fuoco 500
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Location: Taiwan
Mon May 13, 2019 11:37 pm quote
Dear friends,

I saw the service manual, the front wheel 1.6BAR(23.2PSI) rear wheel 2.4BAR(34.8PSI), is this not too low?

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Gilera Fuoco
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Location: Birmingham, England
Tue May 14, 2019 8:25 am quote
Depends on a number of other factors, but I have 26psi in each front tyre, and 32 in the rear on mine.

Check your local laws though, in the UK, 2psi over or under recommended can earn you a penalty.
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Tue May 14, 2019 6:38 pm quote
Re: Tire pressure of Fuoco 500?
chuckout wrote:
Dear friends,

I saw the service manual, the front wheel 1.6BAR(23.2PSI) rear wheel 2.4BAR(34.8PSI), is this not too low?
Why on earth would you think this was too low?
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Gilera Fuoco
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Tue May 14, 2019 9:46 pm quote
You might think it is low if you are used to a car or a motorcycle with a single front wheel.
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Wed May 15, 2019 7:28 am quote
This is what the manual said for my MP3 and I followed this with good results -

Front tyre pressure (rider): 1.6 bar
Front tyre pressure (rider and passenger): 1.8 bar
Rear tyre pressure (rider): 2 bar
Rear tyre pressure (rider and passenger): 2.4 bar
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Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 am quote
And those are very similar to the recommended pressures for the LX and GTS:
1.6 bar F/2.0 bar R and 1.8 bar F/2.0 bar rear respectively (with 2.6 and 2.8 bar for the rear with passenger)

So I don't see why the MP3 pressures would seem low.
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