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 Riding 2 up and air pressure
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BadaBing
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Houston, TX
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Harley-Davidson

Heritage Classic 04
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  6:59 AM                       Like
Is there a rule of thumb as to how much additional air you have to inflate your rear tire if you ride with a passenger?

For that matter does the front tire also need some additional air.

Ciao,

BadaBing

TedGamble
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Murfreesboro, TN
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Honda

GL1800A

Posted - 05/10/2005 :  7:38 AM
You should keep the same pressure for 1-up and 2-up. Just follow the recommendations of the tire manufacturer. It is your suspension that you should adjust when going from 1-up to 2-up, not your tires.
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James R. Davis
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GoldWing 1500

Posted - 05/10/2005 :  8:06 AM Follow poster on Twitter  Join poster on Facebook as Friend  
I think that is basically sound advice so long as you keep your air pressure at or near the max specified by the tire sidewall.

As to the front tire ... adding a passenger adds essentially no weight to the front end so you often see motorcycle manufacturers specify the same pressure for the front tire regardless of load.
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BadaBing
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Houston, TX
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Harley-Davidson

Heritage Classic 04

Posted - 05/10/2005 :  10:23 AM
Thanks Ted and James,

My 04 Heritage Classic has not manual adjustment for the suspension. I will follow the manufacturers specs on the rear tire.

Ciao,
BadaBing
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SteveS
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2018 Tri-Gliide

Posted - 05/10/2005 :  3:09 PM
My manual on my Softail says differently.
1-up, 36lbs pressure on rear
2-up, 40lbs pressure on rear

front stays same 30lbs.

O3 FXST
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BadaBing
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  3:29 PM
Hey fxstSteve,

Thanks for the info.

Ciao,

BadaBing

Edited by - BadaBing on 05/10/2005 3:30 PM
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