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I know that OEM calls for a rear tire size of 130/90-17 but can I use any bigger size? The tire I have on it is a bridgestone and it has lasted about 8,000 miles but I was looking for something a little bigger that would clear. Any ideas? If so what size and brand do you think are good for this year?



I have also heard that I can only use bias ply and not radial but I am not sure on this either?



Thanks for any help in advance.



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I remember seeing a 1980 GL1100 (same size wheels as the GL1000) with 140 section Avons, but I don't know if they would work in the GL1000 as they are tubeless.
 

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Thanks for the post. I just bought a s11 bridgestone 130/90-17 original size. Getting it mounted today. Will be back on the road in no time. Well if the rain stops here in Michigan that is.
 

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Hi BRLYON, unless you have changed wheels to cast, you will need tubes in your tires. Under no circumstances can you use a radial on a 1000. Only the 1800's are made for them.
 
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