Tires for a 85 1200 interstate


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Tires for a 85 1200 interstate

Postby midnightrider1 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:21 pm



I never bought tires before for this bike and it needs a rear tire for sure. front is 130x90x16 rear is 140x90x15 (((((JC Whitney has a set of continetal tires 150/90H15 Rear Tour-Cruising/Touring Tire ))))))) and a (((((( 130/90H16 Front Tour-Cruising/Touring Tire ))))))

Will these tires work ???????? I am not sure 198.00 for a pair of them with my discount


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Re: Tires for a 85 1200 interstate

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:07 pm

I just replaced my rear on the 1200 with a dunlop.Cost me $190 and I had to pull it and put it back on.
Better check the width.your asking to put on a rear thats 10mm wider.I'd be looking at the clearance.It don't sound like much but 10mm wider means you need 5mm on each side more space.

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Re: Tires for a 85 1200 interstate

Postby Mooseman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:11 pm

I just finished with a set of Conti-Tour Tires. The rear stock size 150-90/15 just did fit. Had to let the air out to get it into the swing arm past the drive hub. Only lasted 10K and handeling was a little diffrent (Not the best, wanted to fall into the corner).
I still have the front tire 130-90/16 mounted and it fills the space. Had to tweak the fender and mounts a little to keep it from rubbing. Needless to say I won't buy them again. I just purchased a Perielli for the rear and it fit like a champ. Just over 1k and I love the way the bike handles. We shall see how it does on wear.
I remember reading where someone had mounted a Conti on the rear of their 1200 and it rubbed the swing arm. I would believe it. Mine was very close to rubbing.
Hope this helps. I measured my rear Conti and it was 160mm wide. The Perielli is 155mm and they are both the 150-90/15. Just check amd keep it under 158mm and you should be good for the rear tire.
Enjoy the ride. They are all good, just some better than others.
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Re: Tires for a 85 1200 interstate

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:26 am

i am using dunlop e3's on both wings. no clearance issues with the 1200 wing 38f 41r
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Re: Tires for a 85 1200 interstate

Postby midnightrider1 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:53 pm

Mooseman wrote:I just finished with a set of Conti-Tour Tires. The rear stock size 150-90/15 just did fit. Had to let the air out to get it into the swing arm past the drive hub. Only lasted 10K and handeling was a little diffrent (Not the best, wanted to fall into the corner).
I still have the front tire 130-90/16 mounted and it fills the space. Had to tweak the fender and mounts a little to keep it from rubbing. Needless to say I won't buy them again. I just purchased a Perielli for the rear and it fit like a champ. Just over 1k and I love the way the bike handles. We shall see how it does on wear.
I remember reading where someone had mounted a Conti on the rear of their 1200 and it rubbed the swing arm. I would believe it. Mine was very close to rubbing.
Hope this helps. I measured my rear Conti and it was 160mm wide. The Perielli is 155mm and they are both the 150-90/15. Just check amd keep it under 158mm and you should be good for the rear tire.



That's why I was asking about would a 150 would fit one place said they would in Springfield Honda Goldwing parts place not a dealer and they wanted 354.00 for Dunlop E3.
I bought a set of Dunlop at Jcwhitney just like what's on it now.


Part #:DUN32KY40

Surcharge: 3.99
D404 TIRE Tread compound delivers excellent balance of mileage and grip Tread pattern designed to deliver outstanding water evacuation and wet grip Bias-ply construction designed to deliver excellent load-carrying capacity as well as a 130/90-16 Front D404 Tire Gold Wing
Dunlop
Quantity

1.00
Unit price: 79.99


Part #:DUN32NK45

D404 TIRE Tread compound delivers excellent balance of mileage and grip Tread pattern designed to deliver outstanding water evacuation and wet grip Bias-ply construction designed to deliver excellent load-carrying capacity as well as a smooth ride for max 140/90-15 Rear D404 Tire Gold Wing
Dunlop


Unit price: 86.99

So gave 170.97 and free shipping

Rear tire right scares me has sidewall cracks in it so it sure needs change want to take it on a longer ride instead of around here that's what I need more time on the bike and new tires and front seals will help a bunch yes I will have to check the fork springs want to do this when I do the front tire might as well being torn down.

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Re: Tires for a 85 1200 interstate

Postby 86GW1200 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:17 pm

I have about 5k on my Dunlop E3's including just returning tonight from a 3day 800 mile trip to Savannah and back. They work great, they are more money - but if you can save up - I think they are worth it.

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Re: Tires for a 85 1200 interstate

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:11 am

the 404 dunlop tires don't have a very high load rating. two up with the bags and trunk loaded you'll go over the load rating of the tires
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Re: Tires for a 85 1200 interstate

Postby midnightrider1 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:16 pm

Well I needed tires and being Social security that's what on it now is the D 404 I am not sure how long they been on there, the rear needs change ASAP being the sidewall cracks in the rear tire. This old man ain't gonna be packing them bags down biggest trip might be 100 round trip most likely. Plus I have other things I need to do to it as well. Then come the 2nd of August who know whats gonna happen I say it gonna be ok but ya never know. To darn hot to do anything right now.

Frank




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