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Broken record..... tires

I've done a bunch of reading, but I want to confirm with you guys before I pull the trigger. 03 1800c. Stock tires are front: 130/70-18 and the rear: 180/70-16.
I am looking at the American Elite. I find a front with the matching size of 130/70-18.
However the closest rear I find is a 180/65-16.
Will I be ok with this rear?
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I've done a bunch of reading, but I want to confirm with you guys before I pull the trigger. 03 1800c. Stock tires are front: 130/70-18 and the rear: 180/70-16.
I am looking at the American Elite. I find a front with the matching size of 130/70-18.
However the closest rear I find is a 180/65-16.
Will I be ok with this rear?
I just changed this one. 180/55-18 but found it in your size. This was a very good tire and I got a little over 10k on it.
http://www.niftyinterior.com/157_page_1097476.htm
Manufacturer: Bridgestone
Model: 59271
Part number: 059271
UPC: 092971220938


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I am told yes Otto. I plan to try those next myself on my 03 1800C. Let us know how it goes an your experience with them.. Currently running Metz an easily get over 10K on rear..
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They have been ordered up! Thanks guys.

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Probably too late, but consider the Michelin Cmdr. II for your next front.

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I've done a bunch of reading, but I want to confirm with you guys before I pull the trigger. 03 1800c. Stock tires are front: 130/70-18 and the rear: 180/70-16.
I am looking at the American Elite. I find a front with the matching size of 130/70-18.
However the closest rear I find is a 180/65-16.
Will I be ok with this rear?
The tires you show in the picture I believe are bias not radial tires.
I run the Elite3 radials and are a great tire.

Not sure if you want bias tires instead of radials. Your bike when new came with radials.

Just a F.Y.I.

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