Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Marcos, TX
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Nomad ABS
A little more info about load capacity.
The load rating of the tire, separately or combined, will be different than the load rating of the bike. It's like a chain that's only as strong as it's weakest link. The springs, axle, frame, etc. etc. etc. all have to be considered. The bike's manufacturer (Kawasaki in this case) will state the minimum load rating needed for the front and rear tire separately to ensure the maximum capacity for the bike. IE: My nomad manual says that with the proper load rated tires my total load capacity is 397#. That includes rider, passenger, baggage and accessories over and above the stock weight of the bike. It goes further to state that load capacity-wise separately, the front shouldn't exceed 397# and the rear 215-397#.
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Last edited by CarGuy; 05-07-2016 at 07:12 AM.