82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub


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82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub

Postby mraven » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:32 am



Hello,
Just bought an 82 GL1100. Have noticed a rear tire rub on the upper support arm for the rear brake caliper. I have a dunlop D404 on the bike. Can the support arm be moved? Or is the tire just too wide? I cannot find the factory tire that is in the manual.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:13 pm

What size is the tire? It should be able to fit up to a 140-90-16. It may be that the rear brake pads are worn down or someone tightened the pinch bolt on the right side of the axel before tightening the nut on the drive side. this would cause the swingarm to flex in toward the tire and take the torque arm with it. my money is on the worn out brake pads.
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Re: 82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub

Postby mraven » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:25 pm

Tire is sized right. 140/90-16. I looked at the pads last week(bad squeal). pads lo
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Re: 82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub

Postby mraven » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:48 pm

Found that the D404 Dunlop is almost 1/2" wider than the stock tire (140/90-16). The closest I could find to stock is a Avon AM42 Venom, as recommended on this forum. Does anyone have any idea how many miles I could expect from this tire?


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Re: 82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:46 pm

mraven wrote:Found that the D404 Dunlop is almost 1/2" wider than the stock tire (140/90-16). The closest I could find to stock is a Avon AM42 Venom, as recommended on this forum. Does anyone have any idea how many miles I could expect from this tire?


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Mark


You should be able to see 15,000 miles on a rear tire, slightly more on the front.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub

Postby mraven » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:52 pm

I have planned to leave the dunlop on the front. I have heard rumors that different brand tires run at the same time can cause handling issues. Is there any truth to that?

I really appreciate this forum. Nice to know that everything does does not have to learned the hard/expensive way.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub

Postby paperless66 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:24 am

Hi I also have a GL1100 1982 Nake Gold Wing and the rear Dunlop 404 was rubbing. I had the shop removed the tire and reinstall the tire back onto the rim. It fit without rubbing for one day and then began to rub again. So this told me nothing was wrong with the bike but it was something to do with the tire. This got be to look at the Avon tire width vs. the Dunlop and there is a difference. Both tires are the same 140/90-16, but the Avon is .2" smaller in width. Which is about the amount my bike is rubbing on the break arm. So I had the shop order the Avon Cobra and I'm keeping my fingers crossed this will fix the problem.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Rear Tire Rub

Postby bcassel » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:18 pm

I just installed a new Dunlop E3 on the back of my 1100I. I got 25,000 miles on my last one in the two years I've been riding the bike. You have to order it under metric designation though. MU 90B16 will get you the right tire.




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