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centerstand on a 1500 puts more surface area pressure on the front tire, while the rear is suspended off the ground
Thats a recipe for flat spotting the front tire!
But it's next to no pressure ..... as in "just reach down, grab tread, and easily pull front tire around".

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but does anyone actually do that?

With the exception of Darksiders, motorcycle tires are not car tires~

Parking it for months on the sidestand isnt great either, Im just saying for BEST results
simply support the front end while its on the centerstand for winter!
AND drop the tire pressures a little,,drop 10psi

OR buy heated gear and keep riding- once the snow plow passes~
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All I do is put it up on the Center Stand and plug in the Battery Tender.

When it is warm enough to go for a ride, crank it up and go for a long ride.

Come home and say "that was great"



One bad thing about "Winter Storage", things tend to get piled up on it.

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but does anyone actually do that?

With the exception of Darksiders, motorcycle tires are not car tires~

Parking it for months on the sidestand isnt great either, Im just saying for BEST results
simply support the front end while its on the centerstand for winter!
AND drop the tire pressures a little,,drop 10psi

OR buy heated gear and keep riding- once the snow plow passes~

Tom, I don't understand your reason for dropping the Tire Pressure, it seems counter intuitive to me.

Lowering the tire pressure will give the tire a larger contact area on the ground which means it has a larger flat spot on it. Having the tire at full pressure should keep it more round which should make for a smaller flat spot, if it flat spots at all.

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Tom, I don't understand your reason for dropping the Tire Pressure, it seems counter intuitive to me.
I would never reduce tire pressure for storage. If anything, I'd maybe inflate them to max on sidewall.

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higher tire pressure creates a smaller contact area with the ground
Lowering the pressure allows more tire area- flattening the `point` so there is no small, high spot on which to center all the pressure

Ask anyone who transports race cars and find they lower the pressures,,even for parking the race car overnight when not on its jackstands- those totally prevent flat spotting!
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