rear tire size on Goldwing GL 1800
by Jack Redfearn
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?
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.
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