Correct rear tire size for '88


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amsoilguy
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Correct rear tire size for '88

Postby amsoilguy » Tue May 28, 2013 12:13 am



I searched for the answer with no luck. I ordered a 160/80B-16 (80H) E3 based on Jake Wilson's look up:
http://www.jakewilson.com/p/52/-/347/1186/-/19446/Dunlop-Elite-3-Bias-Ply-Touring-Rear-Motorcycle-Tire
After removing the wheel I saw the old E2 tire is a 75H. Is that the tire height? Will the 80H fit or do I need to return it for a 75H?


Allan

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Re: Correct rear tire size for '88

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 28, 2013 10:52 am

160 is the width in mm.
80 is the % of profile or height compared to the width
16 is the rim size
75H is the load rating.

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Re: Correct rear tire size for '88

Postby amsoilguy » Tue May 28, 2013 11:46 am

Thanks for clearing that up Virgil, I should be fine with the 80H.
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