Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
As per the Metzeler Tire Specifications Catalog-Fitment Chart, the recommended tire pressures for the DL650-Roadtec 01-All years:
Front 2.25 Bar or 32.6 psi, Rear 2.80 Bar or 40.6 psi.
Specific weight loads not mentioned in Metzeler's info.
My '14 DL1000 doesnt differentiate tire pressures according to weight load.
I keep my Bridgestone BattleWings at the recommended 36F and 42R regardless of load. Some add psi according to load, but I only do that if shown on the frame decal or in the owner's manual.
This is what Metzeler shows in regards to tire pressures:
Always inflate the tyre to the correct pressure. Be sure to check cold inflation pressure frequently, i.e. once a week. Although most motorcyclists love to work on their bikes, they seldom remember to check tyre pressures.
Correct tyre pressure, however, is critical for safe handling. Overinflation or extreme tyre pressure will impair your riding comfort and decrease the contact of the tyre with the road. Underinflation or too little air pressure will result in poor handling and the bike will be inclined to “wander”. Improper and insufficient tyre pressure will also cause rapid tyre wear, an increase in fuel consumption, lower top speed, and provide less control. Remember to check the inflation pressure of your tyres weekly. You will find the correct pressure in the operating manual of the motorcycle. Use METZELER’s information only as reference. Attention: When the recommended pressure has been changed for use off-road (race track, off-road), it must be reset to the correct value before riding on the street.
Last edited by MAZ4ME; 04-16-2019 at 05:39 AM.