Can a DS402F HD Wide White Wall be used as a rear tire?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by bender1, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. bender1

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    I've got a guy that wants to sell me a brand new Dunlop DS402F HD Wide White Wall tire for $75.00 which is a killer price but the yellow sticker on it says that it is a "Front Belted" tire. This is the exact same size tire that is on the rear of my Softail and I'm going with WWW's anyway so if I can score this one for $75 then that would be great. So can I use this as a rear tire? If not, why?

    Here is a pic of the yellow tag on it



    Thanks alot!!

    Ben

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  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    no load range and tread pattern is different .. load range is the worry
     
  3. bender1

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    Did a little research and it looks like the load rating is 72 which = 783 lbs. and rated H for speed up to 130 mph. I never ride with a passenger, as for speed, 80-85mph tops, MAYBE!! So from what I can tell I don't see why this wouldn't work. Anybody disagree?
     
  4. Cleftwynd

    Cleftwynd Banned

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    A 72 is fine for the load range, but since the tire was never intended on being used a rear tire, I would wait for more input from the gurus here... I myself wouldn't do it, but that's just me. I tend to go extra safe with my tires, blowouts on a bike are not fun, and VERY dangerous if the timing is bad.


    Bill
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    "F" is for "front" for a reason. If it did not matter, Dunlop and all the other tire makers would sell them for mounting on either wheel.

    When you accelerate, the total wait of the bike shifts rearward increasing the loading on the rear wheel. This is why the rear is designed with a higher load rating than the front along with other design differences.

    So short answer: NO. DO NOT use a front tire on the rear of your bike.

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  6. Hoople

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    I would Absolutely NOT do it. But if I did, I would also make sure my WILL was up to date.
     
  7. bender1

    bender1 Member

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    Right on y'all. I was just really hoping it could work but no big deal. I'm just soooo close to being finished and since I moved to Florida and started school that $300-$400 to finish it has been a lot harder to come up with. Just tryin to save a few bucks. Not worth gettin scraped off the crete though, thats for sure!! Oh by the way, here's a couple shots of my ride in case your curious. Thanks guys!!

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  8. Hoople

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    Wow, What a set of Pipes! :p

    (I also see you have a J&S jack,, nice!)
     
  9. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    Cool bike.........