What do the numbers on your tire mean?


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What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu May 14, 2015 9:10 am



Here is an item I found that will help others at various times. It is the complete breakdown of what all the numbers mean on our tires. I knew some, but not all the info. If it helps you great!
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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby sleepy3103 » Thu May 14, 2015 2:47 pm

Pretty cool. If it had the rest of the info on it, it would be awesome,like what the speed ratings and load rating are.

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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu May 14, 2015 2:51 pm

I agree, why can't someone just do it all? Is it top secret (LOL).
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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu May 14, 2015 2:58 pm

I would like to know the definition of what some of the values mean and what they mean to tire strength, etc.

Like casing strength, what is a good #, what is bad, etc.
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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby thrasherg » Fri May 15, 2015 12:23 am

And how do you read the manufacture date??

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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby redial » Fri May 15, 2015 3:28 am

Most of it is explained here:

http://www.amgaustralia.com/technical/tyres/tyre-sidewall-markings

It does not indicate the UTQGS
UTQGS - Uniform Tyre Quality Grading System; a system that covers grade markings for tread wear, traction performance & temperature resistance on all tyres manufactured & sold in the US. This system may be shown on tyres sold in Australia and may be "helpful" when buying tyres in Australia, however it cannot be taken as a safety rating or guarantee as to how well a tyre will perform on Australian roads as they are based on tests carried out in the US under very specific conditions for that specific market.
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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby wingman12 » Fri May 15, 2015 12:13 pm

I found this link that will answer your questions about reading your tires.
Understanding Tire Sidewall Markings | Pep Boys

Hopefully this will work for you

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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:03 pm

Wingman, I don't see the link on your post, can you resend?
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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby wingman12 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:13 pm

Sorry CMReynolds1 , I am not to good with the computer, I just copied and pasted the second line ending in pep boys.

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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:19 pm

Your fine, no problem.
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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby wingman12 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:32 pm

Did that help you answer any of your question?

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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby RoadRogue » Fri May 15, 2015 11:08 pm

Here you go, stolen from the Avon motorcycle tire websiteLoad Index and Speed Rating Symbols
Load Index
LI KG LBS. LI KG LBS LI KG LBS LI KG LBS LI KG LBS LI KG LBS
43 155 342 51 195 430 59 243 536 67 307 677 75 387 853 83 487 1074
44 160 353. 52 200 441 60 250 531 68 315 694 76 400 882 84 500 1102
45 165 364 53 206 454 61 257 567 69 325 716 77 412 908 85 515 1135
46 170 375 54 212 467 62 265 584 70 335 739 78 425 937 86 530 1168
47 175 386 55 218 481 63 272 600 71 345 761 79 437 963 87 545 1201
48 180 397 56 224 494 64 280 617 72 355 783 80 450 992 88 560 1235
49 185 408 57 230 507 65 290 639 73 365 805 81 462 1019 89 580 1279
50 190 419 58 236 520 66 300 661 74 375 827 82 475 1047 90 600 1323
Note: 1Kg=2.2lb
The service description found in the tyre specification tables above consists of a Load index and Speed symbol. The Speed Symbol indicates the maximum speed at which the tyre can carry a load corresponding to its Load Index. The Load Index is numerical code associated with the maximum load a tyre can carry.
Speed Symbols
Speed Symbol L P S T H V (V) W (W) ZR
Max mph 75 93 112 118 130 149 >149 168 >168 >150*
Max Km/h 120 150 180 190 210 240 >240* 270 >270* >240*


Date codes for when the tire was manufactured are a branded in 4 digit number On the sidewall. The first 2 digits refer to the week of the year and the last 2 digits refer to the year of manufacture . So "4313" would mean the 43rd week of 2013. 8-)
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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby RoadRogue » Fri May 15, 2015 11:29 pm

Ok that doesnt look right on my tablet, if it makes sense on your computer then great if not then goto.......http://www.avonmoto.com/tech/load-index ... ng-symbols

I should have done that the first time........ 8-)
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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 18, 2015 8:47 am

Here you go:

Load Index Numbers
Load Index Numbers

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Re: What do the numbers on your tire mean?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Mon May 18, 2015 9:01 am

Thanks WingAdmin, easier format to read!


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