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I finally decided to go with Dunlops in a WWW and already had my rear picked out online. The rear stock is a 140/90-16.

Theres a guy here local with 2 --WWW's for sale only 40 miles away.New. 1 is a dunlop 150/80-16 Cruisemax and the other is a Maxxis 130/90-16(cant use it but could sale it) but he wants $50 for both. Smokin deal.

Now heres the question..

Could I use the 150/80-16 in place of a 140/90-16?

Its a hell of adeal if it'll work and not throw things outta whack. if not then I go with my original plan. I just ran across this dealand wasnt looking.JR
 

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I think the 150/80-16 is actually the factory tire, However I have seen on the forum that some 150/80-16s will rub.

That being said if you decide not to buy them let me know I might be interested.
 

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it will probably rub as a lot of tires in the 140 90 16 do. though that is the recommended size i think a lot of the newlower priced tires dont have the stiff sidewalls like the contitour , metzlers or elite11.. i replaced a dunlop elite11 with a pirelli route 66 and after about 6,000 miles it rubs at 41 psiThe 130 90 16might be be better. jb
 

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the dunlop WWW 16 is probably a HD tire (I am still on my second at 33K-good tire) but it comes in a MT and MU the MU is lower profile but wider.... on my project bike with a lester 16" wheel the MU rubs, but the MT does not
 

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MADDOG355 wrote:
I think the 150/80-16 is actually the factory tire, However I have seen on the forum that some 150/80-16s will rub.

That being said if you decide not to buy them let me know I might be interested.
:waving:The 150/80-16 is not the "factory tire". The correct rear tire size for the '82-'83GL1100 is 140/90-16 and the correct size for the front is 120/90/18.

A great tire for the '82-'83 GoldWing is the Avon Venom which I currently have on my '83 Interstate and now have over 10,000 miles on them and they show very little wear. Below is a link to the AVON Site.

http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcycle/?page=fitment&method=fitments&manufacturer=31&id=703&model=&year=1982
 

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Yep on the Avon. Thats what I have currently. I picked up a Dunlop 120/90-18 for the front(wish I hadnt now) but its what I have. I want to match the two so I'm looking at the Cruisemax 140/90-16 for the rear which is listed for the year I have.

Just wish this 150/80-16 for practically nothing would have worked. 2 unused tires in www for $50 is a steal.
 

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Yep on the Avon. Thats what I have currently. I picked up a Dunlop 120/90-18 for the front(wish I hadnt now) but its what I have. I want to match the two so I'm looking at the Cruisemax 140/90-18 for the rear which is listed for the year I have.

Just wish this 150/80-16 for practically nothing would have worked. 2 unused tires in www for $50 is a steal.
:waving:The rear tire is: 140/90-16 for the '82-'83 GoldWings.
 

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