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Stock tires 22 psi front, 25psi rear according to the manual. These Bridgestone tw204, tw203 have a 33psi on them, both rear and front. Any idea which is correct for these new tires?
 
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Run what ever PSI feels good. Better question: What is the best oil?
Lol. I agree, it could have been better or even the best but its still a good question.
 
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18f 18r unless you are over 200lbs. If you are more, 22f 25r and then adjust accordingly
 
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I wouldn't go any higher than the 22 and 25. My first tire I had Yamaha mount and I thought something was wrong with the bike. It felt like I had to struggle to keep it from tipping over. The dealer had put 32 or higher, it was so long ago. When I got home I checked air pressure and deflated them. It was then rideable again . It was very unstable and dangerous with over inflated tires. My opinion.
 

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18f 18r unless you are over 200lbs. If you are more, 22f 25r and then adjust accordingly
CYCLE GEAR mounted them and put 45psi rear, 35psi front. Is the stock tire pressure any different then these tw204? Just wondering because its more of a road tire.
 
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I wouldn't go any higher than the 22 and 25. My first tire I had Yamaha mount and I thought something was wrong with the bike. It felt like I had to struggle to keep it from tipping over. The dealer had put 32 or higher, it was so long ago. When I got home I checked air pressure and deflated them. It was then rideable again . It was very unstable and dangerous with over inflated tires. My opinion.
I may not have asked the question correctly. I had the stock tires changed out for these tw204, tw203. They are more of a road tire then the stock tires for the tw200.
 
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I have the same ones on mine and run the 22 and 25. Higher you are apt to run the center down while the rest still has more tread.
 

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I have the same ones on mine and run the 22 and 25. Higher you are apt to run the center down while the rest still has more tread.
Lol, I had the same problem, felt like a bicycle tire and out of control taking turns. I'll take your advice. Thank you... by the way, how do you like the tires?
 
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On the street they are great, no issues. I like the kind of racing slick look. I kind of used to like the 4 wheel drive hum and the looks I used to get from the mudders though. These last much longer on the street and don't slide as much. Beware of wide paint strips on the street, pedestrian areas, stop light paint bars etc. I slid on those a few times.
 

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Same. I got 7000 out of the front and the rear could maybe go 8000 more. The front was bald on top and the knobby on the sides would grab on those street reflectors hard enough to pull the bike out of control. Anyway thank you for the advice.
 

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CYCLE GEAR mounted them and put 45psi rear, 35psi front. Is the stock tire pressure any different then these tw204? Just wondering because its more of a road tire.
No difference, but you still want to adjust them depending on the rider weight and the terrain you're riding on.
 
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I've installed a TW203 on the front. I'm getting a very noticeable bounce out of this tire over the stock one. Very annoying, feels like a pogo stick. What should the pressure be?
 

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18-22 depending on if you weigh under or over 200 lbs.
 
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I know, that's what stock is, but this TW203 seems to have so much more bounce when only filled to 20psi. Says "max 33psi" on the sidewall so I know it's not to be filled to 33psi, but seems that it might be higher because it's a street tire.
 

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It's out of balance then.
 
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I know, that's what stock is, but this TW203 seems to have so much more bounce when only filled to 20psi. Says "max 33psi" on the sidewall so I know it's not to be filled to 33psi, but seems that it might be higher because it's a street tire.
I would say check the bead around the edge and make sure it is even. If it isn't the tire will bounce really bad. When mounting, I always leave the air pressure low, bounce the tire around on the ground rotating it each time. Not hard enough to hit the rim. Then I add the correct air pressure, bounce it around a few more times. I also balance my own tires before mounting.
 

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Were mounted on my 2003 when I bought it used in 2018. Kept front and rear at 32 psi and did fine on road but of course a bit slippery off-road. Lowering the pressure didn’t seem to help much off-road with these tires as they are biased to street duty
 
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