crap......front tire rub


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crap......front tire rub

Postby deanbw » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:54 pm



Howdy all,
I bought what I thought would be a decent tire for my 86 aspy, it's a Shinko 777 HD 130/90-16.
Looks good but too big, rubs the fender one side just barely at the fork depression.
So now I want to get a different tire but now I'm spooked, what have you used that fits without rubbing?



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Re: crap......front tire rub

Postby made2care » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:31 pm

i too went with shinko on my 87 interstate and it does the same thing on my front fender. I'm not changing it, shouldnt hurt anything.

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Re: crap......front tire rub

Postby deanbw » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:39 am

This is what I have now. The tire is supposed to be 5.1 wide, it is 5.38. I have a shinko 230 on the way, I just don't like this the way it is. I think it's too big, looks out of place.


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Re: crap......front tire rub

Postby WINGER3 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:49 am

I put on my 85 Asp. Shinko 230 Tour Master 130/90-16 and I have no problem with the width, I also put them on my 83 GL1100 Asp. and my 89 GL1500 and no width problem eather, they where also Tour Master tires. It could be yours are belted tires and have a rib on the side walls that is causing your problem. Is the tire rubbing all the way around or just at 1 or 2 spots, if so it could be the rim, how much space do you have on the other side, they should be the same. re-check the axle and lock caps to make shure they are not on backwards, it could cause an alignment problem. Maybe someone else will jump in with the another idea, it's all I have for now. Good luck. :mrgreen:
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Re: crap......front tire rub

Postby deanbw » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:41 am

WINGER3 wrote:I put on my 85 Asp. Shinko 230 Tour Master 130/90-16 and I have no problem with the width, I also put them on my 83 GL1100 Asp. and my 89 GL1500 and no width problem eather, they where also Tour Master tires. It could be yours are belted tires and have a rib on the side walls that is causing your problem. Is the tire rubbing all the way around or just at 1 or 2 spots, if so it could be the rim, how much space do you have on the other side, they should be the same. re-check the axle and lock caps to make shure they are not on backwards, it could cause an alignment problem. Maybe someone else will jump in with the another idea, it's all I have for now. Good luck. :mrgreen:

thanks for responding,
first the tire is installed correctly, the wheel is centered in the forks.
The wheel has less than .005 runout, the tire however has .03/.035 on right side, it doesn't rub on right side but it's very close to rubbing.
The left side has .060 or so, it rubs but only in one spot, I thought maybe the tire had not seated on bead so I broke it loose and lubed it with silicone lube and it came out the same. I think the tire is just built big, the 777 has extra material on sides which I'm sure on a hard cornering sport bike would be great, but it makes the tire 1/4 inch wider than the advertised size. This tire looks like a good tire but if you look at the picture it's, just too big, lesson learned.
I have heard good things about the 230, so that's what I'm changing to.

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Re: crap......front tire rub

Postby deanbw » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:51 am

Well I did today what I should have done in the first place. I called and talked to shinko america today. I told them what I had and the problem I was having and they apologized for my issue. He told me their tires tend to run a little big and in most cases it is not a problem. He then said there are a few exceptions where their tires being bigger are a problem and the goldwing (at least up to 1200) is one of them, I didn't ask about newer bikes. I was told the 777 HD will not fit the front (yeah, "I found that out" I thought), the only tire from them is the 230 tourmaster. I let him know I had one coming and I know it's best to keep tires matched so should I buy a rear as well. I was told it would not be necessary, the 230 will work just fine with the rear 777 HD.
So, lesson learned...no 777's on the wing.




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