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Thanks Rod.rod rounds wrote:Carolina Son, Bridgestone calls the tire a H50, thats not the weight rating. When I looked on B/S for that size tire(140/90 B16) I found the weight rating to be 77@908# and a H speed rating(130 mph) Don't have to worry about the speed rating on our T's. LOLCarolina Son wrote: How about this 140/90-16. It's 1.7" larger in diameter and .4" wider. would "correct" the OEM 130/80 tire speedometer reading by about 5mph at 70.
a little more pricey but you are getting more tire.
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Bridgestone-Batt ... SwmtBbNmfB
It’s only rated H50, I checked and “50” has a load rating of 414 lbs?
https://www.bridgestone.com/products/mo ... ail/pr140/
Just add a little helper spring to your side stand. That should help hold the extra weight.maxamutt wrote: lt's an Austone 175R 16 that I got off this forum from cds 11. I've only put about 2k on it mostly on the recent trip to North Dakota. It's not that much different from the old tire, maybe a little worse tracking the ruts on my gravel road. I had no trouble in the 300 to 400 miles of wet roads on the trip. It's tall, I haven't gone to shorter rear shocks, I may have to do that. It makes it hard to stand up from the kick stand in some cases. I made an 1.5" extension pad from an old Datsun motor mount. It is a chunk of rubber with a steel plate on the bottom. It worked fine except is too heavy, over the miles the kick stand will start to sag. I'm looking for a chunk or aluminum or plastic to replace it. I'd use a hockey puck but hard to find and think it's not thick enough.