CB350 Tire Load Ratings
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Member thats_incentive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Central TX

    CB350 Tire Load Ratings

    I bought a front tire with a 441lb load rating, a little detail I happened to notice as I had just finished putting the wheel back on.

    Anyway, now I'm trying to figure out the manufacture load rating spec for the CB350k3. I've done quite a bit of hunting for it.

    Without the spec, does each tire need to be rated at the total weight of the bike+rider or is it only the portion of the weight that is distributed to each wheel that the respective tire must be rated to handle? Confused about how the load rating actually works, and can't seem to find it explained online other than to match manufacture spec.


  2. #2
    Super Moderator J-T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Lennox, South Dakota
    The load rating is the amount of weight that individual tire is capable of carrying. The rating for each tire needs to meet or exceed the maximum load the bike will put on that wheel.
    81 CM400T Under re-construction
    82 GL500

  3. #3
    Member thats_incentive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Central TX
    Ok, that's a pretty good start J-T. So it is in fact a portion of the bike's weight rather than the total weight. Great.

    So any way you divide the weight, which I assume is close to 50/50 front back:
    If my total bike + rider weight is say ~550lb (on the safe side) each tire would see no more than say 300-400lb... right? So a tire with a load rating of 441lb is fine for now I guess?
    Last edited by thats_incentive; 05-07-2019 at 10:09 AM.

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    Senior Member ancientdad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Nature Coast FL
    You'll be fine... and remember, it's also a 350 - weight will be the only critical factor involved here, since it isn't going to overwhelm the tire with high horsepower under load at continuous high speeds. The only issue with the average tire on your bike might be extended 2 up riding with a particularly heavy passenger (over 250) and that would mostly be on the rear tire anyway

    Ride along at the drag strip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20jFPazXlvU

    running points... because I'm too old for mysteries that begin with pushing

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Cb350 Left cylinder won't fire under load..
    By brenttor in forum Fuel Supply and Carburation
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 03-09-2018, 10:43 AM
  2. Central Plains - TORCON Ratings
    By Quixote in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-27-2016, 07:25 AM
  3. A load of CB350 Engines/Bikes/Parts
    By peckenpa in forum Parts For Sale
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 07-21-2015, 04:51 PM
  4. Vintage Honda HP Ratings
    By Quixote in forum Mechanical Issues
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-02-2015, 10:12 PM
  5. Typical current ratings for common circuits?
    By luketrash in forum Electrical Issues
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-25-2011, 10:00 PM