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What are recomended tyre pressures for an FZR600 with a 16 stone rider, for normal all round use?

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What are recomended tyre pressures for an FZR600 with a 16 stone rider, for normal all round use?

Cheers.

Hello mate -am just wondering - did you get a response for this? Have just got one myself, and am around your physique it seems, but cant for the life of me find the right tyre pressure anywhere!

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Doug

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Hi

36 Front 42 rear is what the manual says.

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That's way too high for normal one-up use.

I've always recommended 33/36 to my customers.

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I've had similar thoughts about this very thing, being exactly 16 stone and doing a far few motorway miles each week (probably around 240miles)... I use 40-42 on the rear 'cos of my weight and fraction of time spent on the motorway...

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I have always been advised to have 36 front and 42 back. I do 80 miles a day (mostly motorway) and ride on Bridgestone BT020 or Avon.

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16 stone = 101 kg (rounded down to nearest kilogram) which is >90kg.

According to page 6.21 of the manual:

Upto 90kg

Front = 2.25 bar

Rear = 2.50 bar

90kg - 183 kg ("Maximum load: 183kg" according to the same manual page of 6-21):

Front = 2.25 bar

Rear = 2.90 bar

High-speed riding:

Front 2.25 bar

Rear 2.90 bar

*Conversions into psi*

There are two conversions that could be used:

Page 8-5 of the manual uses 14.2234 - this has been derived from 1 technical atmosphere = 14.223 psi

Common internet searches will reveal the second conversion:

1 bar = 14.504 psi

Both will give results within 1 psi of each other:

Up to 90kg:

Front = 32-33 psi

Rear = 36 psi

90kg - 183kg (maximum load):

Front = 32-33 psi

Rear = 41-42 psi

Because the original poster's weight was >90kg (i.e 101kg) then, according to manual 2002.05-0.6x1, his tyres pressures should be:

Front = 32-33 psi

Rear = 41-42 psi

Never have I seen 36psi for a front tyres, so I'm not sure where that's come from. Having said that, when I bought my 2005 FZS600 I found the front tyre to be 38 (and the rear to be 41) - so perhaps 36 is common practice despite the manual suggesting 32-33 ?

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