Honda Foreman Forums banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
73 Posts
QUOTE ("Mudslinger70":3ajqjnii)
Does anyone know Honda's recommended tire pressure for the stock radials that come on the new 680?

(Dunlop KT511 front and KT515 rear)

Thanks in advance.
Yeh... its like 4 in the front and 3 in the rear. I find, as do others, that this is too low. I'm liking 7 front, 5 rear. Then again, I weigh 250.

I think just experiment for your weight/riding situation. No danger in that.

Also, I invested in a better low pressure gauge to help find my preferred pressure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
133 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks for the reply.

Yeah, I bought a new takeoff set plus the OEM rims on eBay and put them on my '06 Rancher.

I was running them at 3psi all around, but that seemed too soft.

I have them at 5psi now, but now I'm concerned with a higher chance of punctures on rocky trails.

I've never run radials on an ATV before, so I didn't know if they call for a higher psi or not. I noticed on Dunlop's site that they do not recommend anything higher than 5psi.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
560 Posts
Is there a sticker on your bike with the recommended tire pressure?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
560 Posts
Didn't read carefully enough. Thought you were referring to the tires on the rincon. Don't know if it helps but my brothers 500 Sportsman with factory radials calls for 5psi front and rear. Bike handles like crap if they get even a little below that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
133 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
QUOTE ("H4":367ck6mt)
:thumbup: Didn't read carefully enough. Thought you were referring to the tires on the rincon. Don't know if it helps but my brothers 500 Sportsman with factory radials calls for 5psi front and rear. Bike handles like crap if they get even a little below that.
No problem. My OEM Rancher tires called for 3.6? I think. I was running them at 3 psi with good results, so that's what I set the Rincon radials at. It does handle like crap at 3 psi (with the radials) for sure. Every bump just about jerks the handlebars out of your hands.

I do have them set at 5 psi now, but haven't had a chance to try them out yet. At 5 psi they are hard as a rock, so I'm a bit concerned about tire pop on the rough stuff.

The reason I bought them in the first place was to get away from the Rancher's unusual sized 11" rear rim. Once I wear the Rincon tires down, I will have more tire choices with the normal "industry standard" 12" rim.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
560 Posts
QUOTE ("Mudslinger70":1bg900ds)
[The reason I bought them in the first place was to get away from the Rancher's unusual sized 11" rear rim. Once I wear the Rincon tires down, I will have more tire choices with the normal "industry standard" 12" rim.
Couldn't wait to get rid of my 11" wheels for the same reasons. My bike also called for 3.6 psi which was ok with the stock tires. I found that it handled best with 3 psi F&R with the 6 ply Bearclaws I had on the 11"s.
Ran 2 psi in the 12" Super Lights on the snow. Running them at 3 psi now and that seems to be working ok.
Things like weight, terrain, wheel and tire size, tire construction and even riding style can influence how much pressure to run.It's really surprising how much difference 1/2 lb in inflation pressure can make. Sure you'll find the best setup once you play around with the pressures.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top