Under pressure..

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Under pressure..

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I took the Burger off road today. Nothing extreme you understand, but a couple of miles of uncomfortably bumpy.
Would it have been worthwhile deflating the tyres a little and if so how much? (I have a little 12 volt pump so could have re inflated them easily)

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So I tried it again today with both tyres deflated by about 10psi and it was much better. The only worry was that while re inflating with my 12 volt pump I was scared of flattening the battery because of the need to leave the ignigion and the lights on.

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Red Dog wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:25 pm
So I tried it again today with both tyres deflated by about 10psi and it was much better. The only worry was that while re inflating with my 12 volt pump I was scared of flattening the battery because of the need to leave the ignigion and the lights on.
Leave the engine running whilst pumping tyres up ?
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Don't rev up the engine when pumping up the rear tyre.
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muddyfox wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:47 am
Red Dog wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:25 pm
So I tried it again today with both tyres deflated by about 10psi and it was much better. The only worry was that while re inflating with my 12 volt pump I was scared of flattening the battery because of the need to leave the ignigion and the lights on.
Leave the engine running whilst pumping tyres up ?

Yes, I guess that's the answer.

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Dave Weller wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:44 am
Don't rev up the engine when pumping up the rear tyre.
Ug, that could get messy.

I don't suppose the battery would go flat during the 10 minutes or so it takes to inflate the tyres.

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Red Dog wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Dave Weller wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:44 am
Don't rev up the engine when pumping up the rear tyre.
Ug, that could get messy.

I don't suppose the battery would go flat during the 10 minutes or so it takes to inflate the tyres.
If it does, then it's time to buy a new one!
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