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    Quote Originally Posted by tfdeputydawg View Post
    "40 in the front"

    I would lower that to 36 for better ride.
    Not if your running a rear tire on the front. The majority of the trike crowd from right here on the forum over the last 8 years or so agree with 41 and running it backwards. I wonder what Poppa Zook's take on this is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavie View Post
    Not if your running a rear tire on the front. The majority of the trike crowd from right here on the forum over the last 8 years or so agree with 41 and running it backwards. I wonder what Poppa Zook's take on this is?
    ​40 or 41 is good.

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    Well guys,

    I finely had a good chance to ride my newly lowered tire pressure (22lbs) a good long distance.... and I took it on a long ride to the Vermont area (now be advised, too, those that don't know these back roads, in Vermont, I can tell you that some of these roads are so bad that it would "jarrr" your back teeth.....BUT these roads are also long, sweeping, no traffic, wind'ie bike perfect roads...

    I went a total of 189.6 miles Round trip from my home.... Vermont border is 60 miles from my front door......Anyway I LOVE THE TIRE PRESSURE LOWERED DOWN TOO 22LBS., I FOUND THE RIDE SO MUCH SMOOTHER...................SO THANK YOU TOO ALL THAT RECOMMENDED ME TOO LOWER THE REAR AIR PRESSURE...........It's now a pressure to ride my trike again..



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    Quote Originally Posted by cavie View Post
    Not if your running a rear tire on the front. The majority of the trike crowd from right here on the forum over the last 8 years or so agree with 41 and running it backwards. I wonder what Poppa Zook's take on this is?
    Don't know who started the 40/41 stuff or why it took hold but, for me I also started with 41 in a reversed BT45 on the front of my Wing trike. Never had such a hard ride, All most like the front forks were solid rods!!!! Lowered pressure to 36. What a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    Well guys,

    I finely had a good chance to ride my newly lowered tire pressure (22lbs) a good long distance.... and I took it on a long ride to the Vermont area (now be advised, too, those that don't know these back roads, in Vermont, I can tell you that some of these roads are so bad that it would "jarrr" your back teeth.....BUT these roads are also long, sweeping, no traffic, wind'ie bike perfect roads...

    I went a total of 189.6 miles Round trip from my home.... Vermont border is 60 miles from my front door......Anyway I LOVE THE TIRE PRESSURE LOWERED DOWN TOO 22LBS., I FOUND THE RIDE SO MUCH SMOOTHER...................SO THANK YOU TOO ALL THAT RECOMMENDED ME TOO LOWER THE REAR AIR PRESSURE...........It's now a pressure to ride my trike again..



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    Frank you for the email on lowering the tire pressures...

    Yep I'm totally impressed with the 22lbs now in my rear tires......much smoother, NO MORE like I had before I DEflated them

    Ronnie

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    Default 22 lbs in the rear, 36 front 2021 Triglide + happy rider

    Once I read this forum I dropped my pressure from 26 to 22 in the rear tires on my 2021 Triglide and it made a world of difference. Then I added the Legends Lift Kit and it rides 100 times better. I'm still thinking shocks because we have terrible roads here, but the lower pressure and lift kit made a world of difference.

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