I think it's a ride issue. The auto manufacturers did the same thing. They wanted you to put like 28# in your "Explorer" tires. It rode real nice and smooth till it blew the "Firestone ATX" tire and ended up on it's top. We all know where that went. I run the maximum pressure stated on the tire. I figure they know more about their tire than Honda does.BrianGorrell said:It seems everyone is running 41 on the front tire. Why does Honda say 36 on the front? Is this a safety issue, or is it a smoother ride issue?
You may as well just stuck your foot in a fireant mound or poke a beehive here, any tire preferences are subjective, but very controversial. I'm no expert but the following points make some sense to me. A couple of considerations here. Lower air pressures give a softer ride but can if carried to far build heat and cause premature tire failure. Like CC said: I think a little lower pressures could possibly maximize the tires footprint which would result in somewhat better traction. Too high of pressure could increase the already harsh ride quality of the Wing and wear down the center tread of a M.T. more quickly if your a Superslab only runner. Depending on your riding style I suppose you could ask some of the ultra high milers on this board, they should know best from experience. As in most things, the key is moderation don't get too radical from the tire manufacturer's tire recommended pressures. It's really a decision you'll have to make for yourself. What do I run, 38 psi front and 42psi rear.Shady18 said:Some advice here. Manual says 36 front 41 back. My dealer and several I've seen on this board say 41 in front also. What do you all think is best and why.