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Tire pressure.

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Again, new to wheelers. Checked my tires last night and had next to no pressure. It says not to go over 36psi per wheel on them. I put 20 psi in each one. What should I have them at? It's a '93 yamaha grizzley 400 4x4.

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Yes, operating pressure is always under 7 psi. Some go over that and are fine, but stay less than 10 for sure. Mine are normally at 4-5 psi. There should be a sticker on the wheeler saying what psi for front and rear. I would guess it is 5 psi.

It's a Kodiak, right?

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The 36 max is when you are seating the bead. It probably read next to nothing because you were using a regular tire pressure guage. You need to use a low pressure guage.

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You want low pressure for added traction. I was amazed at this same fact when I bought mine a while back as well. I found out that the higher pressures actually make it dangerous to ride as well.

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3.5 on a Kodiak is about ride. Will ride a lot better too.

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Speaking of tire pressures....where is a good place to pick up a low-pressure gauge for ATV tires? I can't find anything locally.

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I would think that anykind of ATV dealer would have them. Possibly a NAPA store as well.

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Didn't even think of Runnings. I'll have to check them the next time I'm there.

The local ATV dealer didn't have one. Kinda odd.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm looking for a dial type, BTW.

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I would think that most auto parts stores should have them.

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Cabelas has a nice dial gauge for around $10 or $15. I have one in each of my wheelers along with a repair kit.

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Dennis Kirk will deliver it to your front door, in a day or two!

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I had to experiment a lot to find the right tire pressure and suspension setting to make my 2004 650 cat ride the best with me on it. About 8 psi in the front helps mine turn better. Add another rider and the suspension needs to be bumped up. I usually don't bother because of how slow I drive with a rider. I run my tires a little fuller (10-12) in the winter to keep the chains tight when pulling the fish house. Keep the suspension soft and tires low when on hills to handle better and bounce the back end less. Rode my friends polaris and it was way different.

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I ran my tires at 15 for a long time and always wondered why the ride was so stiff. Then I lowered it to 4, now that makes a difference!!!

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