Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:45 pm

Hooked
Stella 2T 150, Honda C70
Joined: 25 Sep 2019
Posts: 169
Location: Seattle
 
Hooked
Stella 2T 150, Honda C70
Joined: 25 Sep 2019
Posts: 169
Location: Seattle
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:45 pm linkquote
In the Red Haynes book it lists different tire pressures for riding pillion (to be properly Euro) as 29PSI for the US and 35PSI for Europe. While I'm appreciative for it being listed using imperial measurements, I'm wondering why there are different measurements. I'm assuming this is a difference in safety standards but I'm now curious what is better. If I go with the Euro pressure will I look more stylish?
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:22 pm

Addicted
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 744
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
 
Addicted
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 Malossi 187 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 744
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:22 pm linkquote
Greetings:

In the UK, tire ... uh, Tyre pressures are rated in shillings per fathom. In France, you use centimetres carres par baguette. In the rest of Europe, its um.. I dunno. Somthing about Bars. I too am curious as to why Europeans would enjoy rolling-resistance-reducing higher pressures. Unless it's a typo?[/s]
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:32 pm

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P200E
Joined: 15 Nov 2020
Posts: 13
Location: Ohio
 
Member
P200E
Joined: 15 Nov 2020
Posts: 13
Location: Ohio
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:32 pm linkquote
My copy ("through 2006") doesn't have that. The Routine Maintenance chapter gives 17.6, 25.8, and 36.7 for front, rear (solo), and rear (with passenger), with slightly different values for the T5 and electric start models in the back of the book.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:24 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:24 am linkquote
You have to be careful with tire pressure. I've always found that if I have too many Bars per tire, I wind up needing to take a taxi home.
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