rear tire size on Goldwing GL 1800

rear tire size on Goldwing GL 1800

by Jack Redfearn
(Longview, TX)

2006 Honda Goldwing GL 1800

2006 Honda Goldwing GL 1800

Rear tire on my 2006 GL1800 Goldwing is 180/70r/16. I've put about 50 miles on it so far.


A motorcycle shop told me I should have installed 180/60x/16 on the rear. Is it okay to run with the 70r tire instead?

Editorial Comment:

I'm not a cycle expert but based on the information you have provided, the 180/70 tire is larger than the 180/60. the size difference is 10% of 180 (70-60=10) or 18mm. That may not seem like a great difference but judging from the limited clearance which seems to be available from looking at the photo, there may be issues because of this difference. Maybe you'd be wise to check at a couple of other cycle shops to get their opinion and if they all agree, then you might want to consider switching.

TG

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i use a 180 7016
by: Don

i love the added ground clearance

Gold Wing tire size
by: Anonymous

I am going to put a 70 on my 03 GL1800. There is no problem with the size and clearance. The additional size, however, will correct your Speedometer and Odometer.

My friend put a 70 on his and has about 4000 miles on it. His speed is right on and his mileage is just a bit behind.

I don't know if you have checked your Speedometer and odometer but mine are off also, as are many others I have talked to. In a 100 mile run my bike clocked 104 on the Odo. At 75 mph indicated I am only doing 71mph actual. With the 70 series miles are 100 ridden and clocked 99 and and speed is "Dead balls Perfect" (My Cousin Vinny quote).

Check these out with your riding buddies on their Wings.

rear tire
by: 06 Wing

I have always been told by the shop and alot of wing riders it is fine.

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