Rear Tire Size


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goldwing 1
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Rear Tire Size

Postby goldwing 1 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:46 am



Has anyone installed a Dunlop Elite 3 MU90B-16 (140/90-16) on a 1983 gl1100 standard rear rim-I would like to buy this tire,just want to be sure it will fit.



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1fastgl1100
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Re: Rear Tire Size

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:50 pm

140-90/16 is the standard (recommended) size tire for the GL1100 and yes it will fit.
Personally I prefer to use a 130-90/16 as this allows a bit more clearance between the sidewall and the drive tube. but thats a personal choice.

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goldwing 1
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Re: Rear Tire Size

Postby goldwing 1 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:19 pm

1fastgl1100 I went with the Elite 3 MT90B-16-could not find anybody who put a MU90B-16 on there 83 gl1100-all put MT90B-16.On on my wing I have MT90B-16.Dont fix it if its not broke-between my drive tube and tire is about 5/16 inch-not enough room for me to take a chance.

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Re: Rear Tire Size

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:25 pm

140-80-16 will fit just fine, its what came stock on it and the 82 aspencade.theres lots of room 8-)
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goldwing 1
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Re: Rear Tire Size

Postby goldwing 1 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:36 pm

MT90B-16 (130/90-16) ordered-done deal.

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dnehasert
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Re: Rear Tire Size

Postby dnehasert » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:17 pm

I've had the MU90-16 on my '82 Wing for 7 years and never had one rub, plenty of clearance.

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Re: Rear Tire Size

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:33 am

I have never had an issue with Dunlop or Bridgestone in the 140/90-16 rear but when I put a Shinko on I had all kinds of rub on the drive tube.




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