I think the three types are.... Radial, Bias Belted, and Cross Ply. I also seem to remember there is a fourth type which is pretty much obsolete now, but my age and the single malt prevent me from remembering with any clarity:yikes:04FXSTDI said:Talked to the Metzeler rep yesterday. He says the stock HD tires are bias belted tires (not bias ply).
Three types of tires - bias belted, bias ply & radial.
Funny thing is, none of the local stealers I called knew what type of tires come on an HD!
The Metzler radial (170/60 17) has a load rating for 783 pounds for the rear tire. Now if I understand right, you combine the front & rear to determine the overall load rating (not sure how that's calculated cause I'm sure you can't just add the 2). So, I assume the Metzeler radial is sufficient for 2 up riding w/a little luggage???
Can anyone confirm that this is not too low of a load rating for me? I think it'll be fine.