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just got my fz10, hittin the canyons tomorrow with my usual guys (we ride hard). What tire pressures (cold) are you guys running on the Bridgestones that come on the bike? (and I don't mean the over-inflated pressures the yamaha manual lists). I'm more interested in maximum grip, don't care about tire life. thnx
 

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I run 32 front and 30 lbs rear to help maintain proper tire temperatures. I run about 80% race mode on the twisties, so if you see goobers on your tires ... raise the pressures on your tires because your are over heating your tires.
 

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You could always bring along one of those small portable pumps to change the tire pressure if needed, so you can make small adjustments if needed while riding.
 

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^ nah not needed, I just keep notes on what's working or not for adjustments next ride.
Yesterday I ran F-30psi R-29psi cold set and it felt perfect, no sliding, plenty of grip.
Just rolled 600 miles so yesterday was the first time I was getting on it out of the turns.
Riding in B mode with TC off. Front is sticking in the turns and the front is lifting powering out of the turns with no slipping in the rear, felt just right.
Tire wear looks even so I'm happy with these pressures



 

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Beautiful wear, sure to make some tire experts proud. Once these tires wear out, do you think you'll get something different or what?
Good question. I've mostly used Dunlop GPA Pros on my sportbikes, it's a race-spec DOT tire used in MotoAmerica, not sure if it's the right tire for this bike but I'll check into it with Dunlop.

In the meantime I still have good life on my front so I'm going to throw on 1 more OEM rear before switching to different tires.

Tore up the canyons and actually was scraping the footpegs (and yeah the footpeg feeler posts were removed). Here's a recent pic of the rear, really happy with how long it has lasted, just rolled 900miles on the clock.

I'm taking this bike to the track for the first time in 10 days so I got another OEM rear to throw on, figure to cook both tires by the end of that day. Here's a pic of the new tire, it seems that they discontinued the S20R and replaced it with this S21R



 
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