Recommend tyre pressure for 1050

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  1. Petermiles01

    Petermiles01 New Member

    Dec 15, 2016
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    2005 1050 speed triple.

    I'm running Michelin pilot power

    36 front
    42 rear

    Or is there a better setup pressure?

    Many thanks again
     
  2. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

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    Welcome to the forum Peter.:)
    Current factory recommended pressures are 34 front / 42 rear, but many on here (myself included) run lower pressures.
    I run 32 front / 38 rear on Metzeler Sportec M7RR's
     
  3. R_1000

    R_1000 First Class Member

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    Welcome Peter

    I run 32 Front & 40 Rear on Metzelers M7RRs
     
  4. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Best advice I can give is experiment by dropping say 1 or 2 lb at a time till you find the best for you as tyres vary as much as riders do. My Sprint is best at standard setting of 36/42 on Angel GTs but was better with 34/38 on PR2s. Too low pressure on mine made the steering very heavy.
    Good luck and let us know how you get on
     
  5. Carter

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    36 front and rear here.... any lower than that and I get the deflation warning and it gets on my tits lol
     
  6. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    34/42 here, using Metzeler Z8 tyres
    Mostly motorway and then round London, front is coning as the sides wear faster than the centre and the rear is squaring off. So may increase front a couple psi.
     
  7. lucas60

    lucas60 Active Member

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    When I had my suspension set up I was advised to run 32 front and 34 rear on my speedy when solo riding (warmer months) Personally I thought a bit to low so I run 34 -36 on Metzeler Z8s and find it a great combination for me
     
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  8. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member
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    I always ran 36/42 perhaps a little harsh on the rear but I seemed to find the front was sensitive to lower pressure.
     
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  9. desertspeedy

    desertspeedy Senior Member

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    sorry, couldn't help but see the humor
     
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  10. Tim Gates

    Tim Gates New Member

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    Hi, do you mind me asking where you got your headlights and if you'd recommend?
     
  11. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman Crème de la Crème

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    It’s a very old thread, don’t hold your breath waiting for a reply. :oops:
     
  12. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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  13. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    You loose the daylight running light but all is good and go through the MOT just fine as are DOT stamped
     
  14. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    Here they are fitted to my 2010 Speed Triple

    Took 15 min To fit each side
    Just remember that the chrome circular holder/retainer goes one way
     
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  15. Tim Gates

    Tim Gates New Member

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    Excellent - thanks for the tip! I just bought brighter bulbs too! damn. Anyway these seem to have the Halo which looks pretty cool. My lights seem to always be on though - no option to have just day lights:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daymaker-H...JRN8G8K1GTT&psc=1&refRID=E3VCY5CVZJRN8G8K1GTT
     
  16. Tim Gates

    Tim Gates New Member

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    Wow - that does look trick! What year is yours? Mines a 2005. I noticed you have Brembo's - did you upgrade them or is yours newer? I'm used to Superbikes and the one thing that is lacking slightly is the braking.
     
  17. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

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    #17 Col_C, Jul 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
    This thread I posted some time ago may be of interest.
    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/back-to-the-future-with-1-21-gigawatts.14806/
    The lights were from here -
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-75-Mot...DRL-Halo-Eyes-Universal-Fitment-/302623785456

    On the whole I'd recommend, DLR is bright and good beam from dip and main, had some misting of the front lens when the weather is cold but clears after an hour standing, don't get the problem in warmer weather. I've read that elsewhere that this is a potential problem with LED lights as they are not generating heat at the front.
    Edit: DOT marked too, been through MOT fine.
     
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  18. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    Wisamic are in the Amazon Prime discount
    £46 down to £36
    Wisamic 5-3/4 5.75" LED Headlight

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EA7U4GS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_U8ilDb94J2YSR
     
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  19. Tim Gates

    Tim Gates New Member

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  20. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    Mine is the 2010 Speed Triple who h comes with Brembo calipers
    One significant brake upgrade I did was to install Hel braided brake lines, when properly bled the feedback and grip is greatly improved, cost about £100 front and back
     
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