GL1500 Rear Tire Confusion - Elite 3


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GL1500 Rear Tire Confusion - Elite 3

Postby landisr » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:34 pm



I currently have a Dunlop E3 on my 94A (size 160/80-16). I apparently picked up a nail and am shopping for a replacement. rockymountainatvmc.com has an Elite 3 bias supposedly for my bike, but the size is MT90B-16. According to the Dunlop site, these two tires call for different size rims (3.00 vs 3.50 recommended).

Bottom line: Is the MT90B-16 a proper tire for my bike?

Thanks. Ron in MI


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Re: GL1500 Rear Tire Confusion - Elite 3

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:42 am

the wider tire might not seat properly on the rim
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Re: GL1500 Rear Tire Confusion - Elite 3

Postby dnehasert » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:04 pm

MT90-16 is too small. I use an MU90-16 on my '82 GL1100. Your dealer should know the size tire and it is in the operators manual also. Doug

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Re: GL1500 Rear Tire Confusion - Elite 3

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:07 pm

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Re: GL1500 Rear Tire Confusion - Elite 3

Postby tmilam » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:18 am

landisr wrote:I currently have a Dunlop E3 on my 94A (size 160/80-16). I apparently picked up a nail and am shopping for a replacement. rockymountainatvmc.com has an Elite 3 bias supposedly for my bike, but the size is MT90B-16. According to the Dunlop site, these two tires call for different size rims (3.00 vs 3.50 recommended).

Bottom line: Is the MT90B-16 a proper tire for my bike?

Thanks. Ron in MI


Use rockys street site. http://www.jakewilson.com Look for the E-3 Bias ply rear. The MT, MU, MV sizes are for Harleys. The MT90B-16 is a 130/90-16.




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