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  • Offline Kiwi Tim   nz

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    Tyre Load Index
    on: Jan 27, 2024, 12.58 pm
    Jan 27, 2024, 12.58 pm
    Hello all, this is driving me nuts, I'm considering a set of new tyres and decided to go the route of 120/70/17 and 170/60/17. The load rating index is 250kg front and 355kg rear, is this sufficient for a fully loaded CT plus rider and passenger (180kg). The tyres I'm looking at are Pirelli Angel 2.

    Any advice greatfully received 👍

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    Re: Tyre Load Index
    Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2024, 10.48 am
    Jan 28, 2024, 10.48 am
    Whoops, wrong rim size, should be 120/70/19 and 170/60/17. Cheers, Tim

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    Re: Tyre Load Index
    Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2024, 11.32 pm
    Jan 28, 2024, 11.32 pm
    *Originally Posted by Kiwi Tim [+]
    Whoops, wrong rim size, should be 120/70/19 and 170/60/17. Cheers, Tim
    Are you not using stock tire size?  OEM sizes are 110/80-19 and 150/70-17

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    Re: Tyre Load Index
    Reply #3 on: Jan 29, 2024, 11.50 am
    Jan 29, 2024, 11.50 am
    Currently got the stock tyres on, looking to try the wider profiles, it seems many people have done this with no ill effects.

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    Re: Tyre Load Index
    Reply #4 on: Jan 31, 2024, 08.22 am
    Jan 31, 2024, 08.22 am
    Putting wider tyres on standard rims will create a more rounded profile of the tyre reducing the contact patch - what was your reasoning for putting wider tyres on?

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    Re: Tyre Load Index
    Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2024, 06.33 pm
    Feb 13, 2024, 06.33 pm
    Hello everyone,

    I had the pirelli angel tyres and wasn't quite satisfied. I prefer dunlop trail smart 2.
    But considering the size I think you will loose agility in corners with wider tyres.

    george

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    Re: Tyre Load Index
    Reply #6 on: Feb 18, 2024, 05.22 am
    Feb 18, 2024, 05.22 am
    I have been running Avon Trailriders 170/60 17 for the past 40,000km or so and 120/70 front - currently Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2. Better handling, stability and load rating on the Avon and Avon rate this tyre for a 4" rim.