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Post  yfx4 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:08 am

I am going dark on my 2007 1800R. I was on the 1300R but it was totalled......now I need a new tire on the 1800. ran over something and got a leak in the Metz880.

I see that many use 205/65 or 70 R16. If I go with a 60-series GYTT what will that do to my speedo (which is pretty 'on') as I have stock-sized Metz880s now?? I don't wanna have to get a speedo-healer if i don't have to.

I had a HE on the 1300. It is speed rated at 118 Max. which is a push for the 1300. Not so much for the 1800. Has anyone had any issues with that since the GYTT is 130mph rated?? Not that I go that fast but I like LOTS of room for a safety margin.

If the HE is on backorder, well, i need a different option to keep riding so am considering the 60 series.

THANKS GUYS!!!!

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Post  Doc on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:27 am

Speed ratings are based on a tire's full load bearing rating, on a motorcycle you are no where near that weight.
You have a lot of cushion.
I would recommend a 60 or 65 series tire for your 16 inch rim.
The 60 series will make your speedometer read a bit lower which usually corrects most of the error the factory allows.
Take another look at the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred 205/60/16, I think it is a good choice. thumbup

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Post  yfx4 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:53 am

Went with a GYTT 205/60R16. looks nice.

bike is lower so i need to put it on blocks to get my jack under it now.

No rubbing I can see so far (60 miles).

Gotta re-aim the headlight too.

Thanks Guys!!!!

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Post  Doc on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:26 am

Congrats Vader

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:12 pm

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