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post #14 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 04:02 PM
jlaframboise
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Location: Florence, KY
Year: 1993
Make: Honda
Model: GL1500A
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Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
I agree - I tried putting a 195 on my '94 but decided to do some measuring before I went to the trouble of mounting the tire. The swingarm has about 185 mm of clearance so a 195 mm tire is going to be a tight fit! I ended up with the Austone and it fits great. I've heard that they are no longer being shipped to the US, and the only distributor has about 10 left so if you want one you better order it quickly!

I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure I've heard guys with 1500s say that they are running the 195. Although it is a tad wider, it is also smaller in diameter. The widest part of the tire is at a wider part of the swing arm. However, I have proven to myself that my memory is not to be trusted. I wouldn't expect anybody else to put their trust in it either.
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