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Old 01-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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quick question? will an avon 180/60hr-16 fit on the rear of my bike.it has a dunlop e3 160/80-16 on there now.just want to go to a whitewall.thank you.
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Nope. To tall. And at that size probably no where near the proper load rating.
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It's a shame that white walls are so hard to get for Goldwings. I've seen Harley's with them and they look very nice.
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Oh well thanks for the response. I still want to put Avon's on it.
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Just so that you are clear about tire sizes.....
180 is equal to the tire tread width in mm
60 is the aspect ratio...meaning it is the side wall height shown as a percentage of the tread width....an example....180/60 would be 60% times 180 = 108mm from the rim edge to the top of the tire.....
A 180/80-16 would be 180mm wide, 144mm tall (from rim to top of tire) and 16 rim size measure in inches.....the diameter of a wheel (Measured outside to outside across the wheel)is always 1 inch larger than the tire size that fits the wheel. this allows the 1/2" bead on the tire to fit inside the rim.

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Thnx bobcat. I'm always learning something new.
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You are welcome.....so the tire size you are looking at would be 20mm wider (10mm on each side) (an inch is approximately 25mm) and about 36mm shorter.....(sidewall height) or almost 3 inches shorter...(bottom of tire to top of tire) It would probably fit, but you would notice increased engine RPM's because of the smaller diameter rear tire.
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Yeah, I guess I transposed the numbers or something. I was wrong, sorry about that. Thanx Bobcat.
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Tire 1 = 180/60
Tire 2 = 160/80

Sidewall height
1- 4.25"
2 -5.04"

Section WIDTH
1 - 7.09"
2 - 6.3"

Overall Diameter
1 - 24.5"
2 - 26.08"

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1 - 76.98
2 - 81.93"

Revs per mile
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I run on the Darkside on my 1500...
I have a 175/75 installed and it fits - but not by a lot...
Many darksiders are running the 175/60 Run flat on the 1500..
Shorter and wider than OEM Motorcycle tires.
I have been told a 185 would fit (185/60) ...
Do the math on the calculator I linked above...
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