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Post  RandyHut on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:08 pm

Just purchased a 95 GW 1500SE with 32.6k miles and a rear tire that is really old. Need to replace it.
Looks like the 160/80/16 is 26.2" tall and 6.6" wide -- i see some recommending 175/60/16 CT - looks like that it is only 24.7" tall and 4.2" wide

Would a 215/60/16 Fit - looks like it is 26.2" tall and 5.1" wide ?

What are my options?

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Post  robw on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:19 pm

I don't think that tire will fit a 1500. The only one I've heard used on the 1500 is a 175 made by Austone. Read through the other posts below and you will probably get more info.
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Post  Doc on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:08 am

I'm not sure even a 195 would clear the 1500. I've only heard of the 175 being used.

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Post  RandyHut on Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:28 am

The problem area must be with the width? Does anyone know the largest width that will fit under the 1500SE?

Found a Kumho that is only 8.1" wide and the stock tire is 6.6" wide

Will it fit?



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Post  rrounds on Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:56 am

One of these 185 tires might fit
http://www.tiresbyweb.com/tbw_tiresearchadv2.aspx?treadwidth=185&profile=75&rimsize=16&Winter=0&Pageindex=1&choice2=All
or these 175 tires
https://www.universaltire.com/catalog_filter/?ftire_size=175R16

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Post  RandyHut on Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:43 pm

Is the TAXI tire the only tire that fits or will some other tires fit as well? I don't want the bike any higher and if it were a little lower it would be OK as well. I looked under the bike and the dunlop is really close to the frame. It measures 6.7" wide so anything that wide should fit.

Any other options available?

Does any one have a tire that works besides the taxi tire?

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Post  Doc on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:22 pm

Here are 3 on tire rack http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?customSizeSearch=&width=175%2F&ratio=60&diameter=16

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Post  RandyHut on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:20 am

Doc,
Thanks for the info. -- I looked at the MFG Spec sheets and the only difference between the 175 & the 195 is the OD .5" larger on the 195/60/16
Do you guys know if anyone has tried the 195/60R/16 ??

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Post  Hichey on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:29 am

Randy,

I think it maybe a little to wide. I went with the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 175/60/16 on my Gl1500. The fit is close with this tire.

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Good Year 175/60-16 on our GL1500

Post  SIDECARRICH on Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:14 pm

Since going to the Darkside (dbl) we have about 3k on our rear Good Year 175/60-16 with little to no wear (we're running a CSC FSIII sidecar) on our 99SE wing, and only about 1k on our front Bridgestone BT45 both feel Great!  Laughing Enjoy!
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Post  john harkrader on Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:58 pm

I AM ON THE SAME PAGE .... I RUN A GOODYEAR ASSURANCE "FUEL MAX" 175/60R16 ON MINE WITH A BT-45 ON FRONT RUNNING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. SO FAR THIS IS A GOOD COMBO.

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Post  wingit11 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:03 pm

SIDECARRICH wrote:Since going to the Darkside (dbl) we have about 3k on our rear Good Year 175/60-16 with little to no wear (we're running a CSC FSIII sidecar) on our 99SE wing, and only about 1k on our front Bridgestone BT45 both feel Great!  Laughing Enjoy!

I am running the same rig as you. I have a '90 GL1500SE with CSC FSIII. I was running a Federal Formoza 175/60-15 for the last few years but I found it made the rig too low for speed bumps and driveways. I was tired of bottoming out. Although I liked the tire, I changed to the Austone Taxi Tire (175/80-16) last May. Also mounted a Bridgstone Battlax rear tire on the front. Tire is working great and no more bottoming out on the sidecar subframe. It was a tight fit and I had to remove a small rubber flap and bracket from the inside of the fender. I also had to let all the air out to fit past the swing arm. Only have gone on one long trip of 2,000 miles with sidecar and tent trailer with no issues.

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