De-coding tire codes

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by BikeSAG, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. BikeSAG

    BikeSAG Active Member

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    I am trying to determine what the "B" in my rear tize size indicates, 150/80B-16. Reason for asking is I am looking at another tire (for longer mileage life) than the tradition Dunlop D401's I have always ran. Some other brands callout only 150/80-16, no "B". What's the difference?
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I am fairly sure the B denotes bias tyre construction and I think both tyres should be of the same construction type otherwise you may run into handling issues

    Brian
     
  3. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    The 'B' stands for Belted. If you go to Biker's Choice catalog page 484 it gives a good explanation. I didn't see the Weight Rating section though. You may be able to find that in Drag Specialties book. Weight Rating is also very important.
    tourbox
     
  4. BikeSAG

    BikeSAG Active Member

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    Thanks guys, looks like I have some things to consider.
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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