Rear tire size


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Donniebrovo
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Rear tire size

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I ordered new tires from bike bandit front tire is 130/70R18 63H wirch is right according to specs on bike. Rear tire they sent me is 180/60R16 80H I'm concerned according to bike specs in trunk last number is 73H. Will 80H fit



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Andy Cote
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Welcome to the forum.

Higher load rating which is a good thing. What brand/model tires?
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Dunlop Elite 4 tires so last number is load rating?

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Donniebrovo wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Dunlop Elite 4 tires so last number is load rating?

Yes and letter is speed rating.

Tires are always an emotional topic so I risk starting a whole Urinary Olympiad here. The E3 tires from Honda are not liked by many and the E4 is supposed to be a much more suitable tire for the wing. Load rating was one of my issues with E3.

Recommend inflating on high side. I like front at more like 38 to 40 although I have not yet used the E4.
2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas

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Thank you so much! I love my Wing, I need to find a trike kit that comes on and off. Need trike when wife is on back. She needs to feel stable

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TowPac is having a sale right now ($50 off). Cheapest kit is $1500 less $50 and a free shirt.

Keep your eyes open. I do see used TowPac kits for sale from time to time. I did see a GL1500 with kit installed:
https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/199 ... 5005775308

Seller might split the bike and kit or maybe you can find someone that wants a nice clean GL1500.

Landing gear is another option; wheels only deploy at low speed.

This might be a fun alternative:
https://sidecar.com/680-2/topic/califor ... ii__15648/

or for a bit more $:
https://sidecar.com/680-2/topic/good-to ... le__15553/

https://sidecar.com/680-2/topic/1988-go ... n-sidecar/
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Andy Cote wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Donniebrovo wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Dunlop Elite 4 tires so last number is load rating?

Yes and letter is speed rating.

Tires are always an emotional topic so I risk starting a whole Urinary Olympiad here. The E3 tires from Honda are not liked by many and the E4 is supposed to be a much more suitable tire for the wing. Load rating was one of my issues with E3.

Recommend inflating on high side. I like front at more like 38 to 40 although I have not yet used the E4.
Urinary Olympiad...ha! You made me spit my coffee out.... :lol:

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Urinary Olympiad...ha! You made me spit my coffee out.... :lol:
:lol:


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Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas

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