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Dunlop Elite Load Specification

I was looking at ordering Dunlop Elite tires for my bike. I managed to get 16.5K on the stock Dunlop tires from the dealer. When I look at the load limit for these tires it is 639lbs. This seems low considering the 900lb bike with my fat ass on it.

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I was looking at ordering Dunlop Elite tires for my bike. I managed to get 16.5K on the stock Dunlop tires from the dealer. When I look at the load limit for these tires it is 639lbs. This seems low considering the 900lb bike with my fat ass on it.

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nope! you've got two tires to distribute the load.
they also build in a cushion for changing load dynamics on bikes.

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If you add the additional load rating for the rear tire (1019 lbs. for your stock tire) that gives you a total of 1658 lbs. That leaves you roughly 750 lbs. of additional capacity for the bike.

It would take a lot to overload the tire rating but I wouldn't recommend getting close to the maximum capacity if it can be helped.


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the load rating for the american elites is the same as for the stockers. not sure about the elite 3s, but suspect they are the same as well.

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It would take a lot to overload the tire rating but I wouldn't recommend getting close to the maximum capacity if it can be helped.
Especially because you will be bottoming out the suspension.

Also, if you are getting up near the limits you need to put the max cold air pressure in the tires because that is required to handle the max tire load.


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the load rating for the american elites is the same as for the stockers. not sure about the elite 3s, but suspect they are the same as well.
The AE 3,4 (radial) are about 100 pound less load rating than the AE 2 (bias ply).

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i would guess that's one of the reasons why dunlop doesn't recommend them for my bike. another reason being they don't even come in the size i need

choices are very limited with the cvo wheels. stock, american elites (which are great tires, btw), avon cobras, mich cdr 2s are about all that i am aware of in the proper size and load rating.

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