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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hollywood, Florida
I have stock Bridgestone tires. Front tire states Max Load 507 pounds at 41 psi. Rear tire states Max Load 827 pounds at 42 psi. I routinely set both tires to 32 psi, so I assume that means there is a slightly lower max load on both of them. I would think the bike itself can withstand much higher weight loads than the tires, so I believe the tire weight load is the limiting factor. Exceed it and you risk having a blow-out.
The rear tire takes the brunt of the weight load, and I doubt any of us will put over 800 pounds on the bike over the rear tire, even riding 2-up. The front tire mostly holds the weight of the front of the bike and any weight distributed over the front tire from the driver, which is minimal.
16,000 miles +
Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install
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Last edited by rubyrick; 08-14-2009 at 11:00 PM.