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06-14-2012 12:17 PM
Kelly2001 If I remember right, at 5000 RPM, I am running at 72 MPH with and oversized Shinko in the rear and a stock front. I think the tire is actually taller now than when it was new, and it is 1/2 worn. I think this is typical for tires.
06-14-2012 04:39 AM
LenaSuzu Depends on how much it fits to your bike
06-06-2012 05:42 PM
1986vn750 Not all 170/80-15s are the same. I Have a 170/80 Shinko, and my rpms didnt change from my Dunlop 150/90. I've heard that the perrelli (sp) 170/80 dropped rpms by about 400prm. Some people have a PITA fitting the tire on the bike with the 170/80, I however had 0 issues. Did it in 15 minutes. Happy tire shopping. I LOVE new tires. even on my lawn tractor!!! lol
05-20-2012 02:58 PM
combatchuck Dang it! I just paid $15 for one from another site someone suggested on here. Oh well, at least it's coming!
05-20-2012 12:51 AM
OlHossCanada
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Originally Posted by combatchuck View Post
I looked all over in a few different stores and couldn't find the right stuff. I'll need to order it online then pull the back tire off again. I need to swap out the cotter pin and adjust the rear brakes anyway.
I don`t know if this is the best price available right now for Honda Moly60, but here`s a link to Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Pro-...D1006%26rk%3D2
05-19-2012 08:56 PM
combatchuck I looked all over in a few different stores and couldn't find the right stuff. I'll need to order it online then pull the back tire off again. I need to swap out the cotter pin and adjust the rear brakes anyway.
05-18-2012 09:29 PM
thtanner
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Thanks! Swapped out my tires yesterday and the info on here was a life saver.
Lube those splines while you were in there? You better have!
05-18-2012 08:11 PM
combatchuck Thanks! Swapped out my tires yesterday and the info on here was a life saver.
05-16-2012 10:19 PM
n2omike
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Is there anything on here about taking off the rear tire? I don't see anything in the verses, just something for the front tire.
Removing the rear wheel is part of the process of lubing the splines. There is a nice write-up with pics regarding the spline lube. Find that, and you're golden.
05-16-2012 09:03 AM
JM2001 Undo the brake rod and torque link to the rear brake drum. Undo the muffler bracket holder by the rear foot peg on the right side to lower the muffler. This will enable you to get a socket on the axel bolt. Take off cotter pin in the castle nut on the left side of axel bolt. Take off nut and pull out axel bolt. Pull tire and wheel to the right side of bike.
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