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Hi all again.



I am planning a bit of a trip on my GL1500 this weekend and am confused what tyre pressures she should be run at. We will be two up with not too much stuff. She is fitted with Bridgestones mainly on motorways.



Also what pressure in the air suspension should be.



I have searched the forum and not found anything. Or is it just me?
 

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Don't know about the Bridgestones but typically a good reference point for the suspension is 37 solo and 57 two up but that depends on the weight involved. That is set with the bike on the center stand, not loaded.

I would start there and adjust to suit.

On the Michelin Pilot GT's that I run I use 41 psi front cold and 41 psi rear cold but I know this varies a lot with different tires.
 

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Thanks to you both. I was interested to read from Rudy that the suspension is set on the centre stand.

Cheers
 

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r847griffin wrote:
Thanks to you both. I was interested to read from Rudy that the suspension is set on the centre stand.

Cheers
Yep it states that in the manual, I misseed it the first 6 or 7 times I read the manual on the rear suspension:doh::doh::doh:
 

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93Wing wrote:
r847griffin wrote:
Thanks to you both. I was interested to read from Rudy that the suspension is set on the centre stand.

Cheers
Yep it states that in the manual, I misseed it the first 6 or 7 times I read the manual on the rear suspension:doh::doh::doh:
Just out of curiosity, if set at 57 on centerstand, whatmight the reading be when off the stand?
 

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dingdong wrote:
93Wing wrote:
r847griffin wrote:
Thanks to you both. I was interested to read from Rudy that the suspension is set on the centre stand.

Cheers
Yep it states that in the manual, I misseed it the first 6 or 7 times I read the manual on the rear suspension:doh::doh::doh:
Just out of curiosity, if set at 57 on centerstand, whatmight the reading be when off the stand?
It probably will be at least 20 - 25 psi higher, of course this is subject to rider and co-rider weight. I usually ran 45 psi in the rear air shock (two-up) but the wife and I are not full figured people. Yep, that was on the center stand with no load on the bike.

When I had my 1990 Gold Wing and running Dunlop Elite II tires, I always ran 38 front and 41 rear with good performance and wear. I usually got 25 - 30k miles from a set of tires. And I went through several sets of them.
 
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