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    Default How much more comfy would my trike be if i put only 22 lbs in rear tires???

    I 've been reading much about putting in only 22 lbs in my rear tires, for a smoother ride, instead of the much higher recommended amounts suggested by my trike builder..

    My ride is not as smooth as I had hoped, before triking........

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    Won't this lower pressure wear out my rears faster???

    I ride "both" back roads as well as highway riding (70 MPH ish)

    I am not a cowboy with my trike, (I baby it) I ride the speed limit, and enjoy a relaxing ride......... BUT I do many long distance trips.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    I 've been reading much about putting in only 22 lbs in my rear tires, for a smoother ride, instead of the much higher recommended amounts suggested by my trike builder..

    My ride is not as smooth as I had hoped, before triking........

    2010 Honda Goldwing/Roadsmith model

    Won't this lower pressure wear out my rears faster???

    I ride "both" back roads as well as highway riding (70 MPH ish)

    I am not a cowboy with my trike, (I baby it) I ride the speed limit, and enjoy a relaxing ride......... BUT I do many long distance trips.....

    Ronnie
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    The lower pressure will not wear your tires faster unless you have a severe alignment issue

    These passenger car rated tires are used to supporting alot more weight on a car

    Try the 22psi
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    Go for it Ronnie, been running 22 in the rears for over 6 years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    I 've been reading much about putting in only 22 lbs in my rear tires, for a smoother ride, instead of the much higher recommended amounts suggested by my trike builder..

    My ride is not as smooth as I had hoped, before triking........

    2010 Honda Goldwing/Roadsmith model

    Won't this lower pressure wear out my rears faster???

    I ride "both" back roads as well as highway riding (70 MPH ish)

    I am not a cowboy with my trike, (I baby it) I ride the speed limit, and enjoy a relaxing ride......... BUT I do many long distance trips.....

    Ronnie
    Ronnie, I have been riding the VTX you saw me with for over 6 years with 20# air in the rear and 40 in the front. That recommendation came from experts right here on Trike Talk. You are not carrying the weight of a car with you. My tires wore perfectly. I just replaced them a month before I sold it. Don't remember the date codes. I personally put 25,000 on them. Don't know how old they were. Could have been original tires. It had 58,000 on it when I sold it. I did put a BT45 on the front and ran it backwards. It was still going at 28,000 miles.

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    22 LBS in rear will be tried............I'll report back in a few days, after reducing the lbs in rear's

    Thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    22 LBS in rear will be tried............I'll report back in a few days, after reducing the lbs in rear's

    Thanks all

    Ronnie
    Well, since I reduced the tire pressure to #22 lbs all it's done was too rain everyday (or so hot 95*+) that I have not even touched my bike....I'll soon check it out (but it's pouring rain again today)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    Well, since I reduced the tire pressure to #22 lbs all it's done was too rain everyday (or so hot 95*+) that I have not even touched my bike....I'll soon check it out (but it's pouring rain again today)
    Sounds like Florida weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavie View Post
    Sounds like Florida weather.
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    "40 in the front"

    I would lower that to 36 for better ride.
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