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I noticed the rear tire rubbed a clean spot on the rear brake support arm. I looked at the maintenance manual and on Bike Bandit for the parts alignment and everything looks good. Does anyone have another picture for the order of install.
 

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check and make sure that the tire is seated on the rim. thats a place to start.
 

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Put it up and center stand a rotate find the "high" spot..check the tire sidewall for wear that could be dangerous!!!
 

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I recently experienced the same problem. Put on a Dunlop Qualifer 140/16 in rear. It wasn:t long before it started to rub in a specific spot, about 6-8 inches. I had the rim checked for trueness and it was good. If I held my finger against the rim, it was fine, but if I held it against the tire I found it to bulge in the problem area. I bent the torgue armslightly. No problem now, but I will change to a narrower tire this winter.
 

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It's on the rim OK, I hear it squeaking when I roll back. The damage is minimal, just a rub to were there is no dirt.
 

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Set up a pointer..vice grip and wire will do ..put it on the ground and bend the wire so it is just of the rim, spin the wheel does the distance change??? if it does rim on not true or mounted wrong..if it is constant then the tire is mounted poorly or has a bulge? Has to be one or the other.
 

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Funny you should mention the Dunlop Qualifier 140/16, that's what I'm sportin. I was thinking about the 130 on my 1981 Goldwing.
 

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Here's a pic of my 82 rear wheel install.
 

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Thanks for the picture bagmaster, I've got the same look so I guess I need to look for a tire, huh. Sorry about those Gamecocks last night. Was hoping they pulled that one off.
 

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I still can't see anything wrong. I let the air out of the shocks, I've increased the air pressure to raise it more, I just don't see the cause of the problem.
 

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I am curios what the weight rating is on youre tire.
I have seen this before when people run the wrong tire on a 1100.
There is very little room for variables,and a tire with anything less than the 900lb weight carrying capacity on a touring tire will bulgd a bit more than you have room for.
For instance,a chin sing tire,or a dunlop 404 on an 82 or 83 1100.
The 404s (for the 82-83) are rated quit a bit lighter than the E2s and E3s and everyone ive seen on a 83 has that same rub mark.
Like I said,just check the weight carring capacity,it is not unusual for any tire to wobble slighlty where the cords are seemed.
 

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This is a Dunlop Qualifier 140/90-16. This is an OEM tire and I should'nt be having this problem. Since there is no wobble while I look at it rotate on the centerstand, I decided to pull the brake torque bar and give it a little squeeze til I get another tire. Weight was never an issue since the rub would happen while rotating on centerstatnd. I am nervous about getting another tire of the same size and Manufacturer if I have this to look forward to in the future.
 

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jrward wrote:
Funny you should mention the Dunlop Qualifier 140/16, that's what I'm sportin. I was thinking about the 130 on my 1981 Goldwing.
:waving:Correct tire sizes for the '80- '81 GoldWings are: Front 110/90-19, REAR 130/90-17
 
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