Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East of the Peak, Colorado
How heavy is too heavy? How hot is too hot???
Yesterday the wife and I put 200 miles on the Strom, riding County Roads, as well as Interstate. I am still learning about this bike, but I am a little freaked about having too much weight on the back tire, the appartently high temperature of the tire, etc.
The last thing I want is to have a rear tire blowout with the wife on board.
So, is the stock rear tire a good one to handle more weight with high speeds (80mph)?
The wife and I go about 400 lbs (250 for me and 140 for the wife)....then I have Givi Racks and 3 Cases....
Should I be worried?
Honestly, I am sitting here typing, thinking about the tires on Goldwings, 1200LT's, etc....and those bikes are a lot heavier and those touring dudes haul a lot of gear.....
As I regularly stop and check my tires, I always put a hand on the front and rear tire. The rear tire, just seems pretty hot (especially compared to auto tires)..... Should I be concerned?
So far, I have 1,800 miles on the DL650 with no issues or problems that I am aware of.
A final question.....I am a 95/5 rider (prefer Colorado twisties over rough dirt road)....when the time comes to change the tires, would I be well served to replace with a tire that is .....say built for long distance, heavy touring?
2007 DL650 - Gone but not forgotten
Last edited by MTNAdventureRider; 08-20-2007 at 08:39 AM.