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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 09:17 AM
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I have a question.
Some tires say they have an aspect ratio of 80 and others say the aspect ratio is 90.
This occurs even though both will say they are 170/80-15.
What is the difference between the 80 and 90?
Show me an example.
Google "tire aspect ratio"
One example: The two-digit number after the slash mark in a tire size is the aspect ratio. For example, in a size P215/65 R15 tire, the 65 means that the height is equal to 65% of the tire's width. The bigger the aspect ratio, the bigger the tire's sidewall will be.

The OEM front tire is 110/90-19
The OEM rear tire is 170/80-15
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Try Avon Cobra, they last long, and grip wet or dry.
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Show me an example.
Google "tire aspect ratio"
One example: The two-digit number after the slash mark in a tire size is the aspect ratio. For example, in a size P215/65 R15 tire, the 65 means that the height is equal to 65% of the tire's width. The bigger the aspect ratio, the bigger the tire's sidewall will be.

The OEM front tire is 110/90-19
The OEM rear tire is 170/80-15
When looking for tires on J&P Cycles, I was comparing the Shinko Tourmaster 230, which is what I currently have, to the Pirelli MT66, which is what I am probably going to get.

If you notice in the screenshots of the descriptions below, it says the Shinko has an aspect ratio of 90 while the Pirelli is 80. This is even though the size has an /80 on both.

Perhaps a typo?
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The shinko has higher load range.
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When looking for tires on J&P Cycles, I was comparing the Shinko Tourmaster 230, which is what I currently have, to the Pirelli MT66, which is what I am probably going to get.

If you notice in the screenshots of the descriptions below, it says the Shinko has an aspect ratio of 90 while the Pirelli is 80. This is even though the size has an /80 on both.

Perhaps a typo?


It is a typo.
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i am a big shinko user also...got 3 rears to one front

this year i had to do both so i ventured into these kendas
went to 130 in the front for the r-model and it seems to handle better with the narrow tire in the front...very happy with them!!


https://powersports.kendatire.com/en...eet/cataclysm/
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Well, I went to a local dealer and got an estimate on the Pirelli PT66 tires installed.

They quoted me $515 to do the complete install.

I think I'll learn how to do it myself for far less!
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Bead breaker tire irons and rim protectors will cost you about $100--- one time

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Well, I went to a local dealer and got an estimate on the Pirelli PT66 tires installed.

They quoted me $515 to do the complete install.

I think I'll learn how to do it myself for far less!
Find a independent MC repair place
. Mine was charging me $30 to mount and balance when I brought new tire and rim/tire. I have a jack and a stand to remove the wheels.
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I've run nothing but Avons on my 1300C since around the 11K-mile mark on the clock (sitting north of 120K now). Ran the Venom series for years until they stopped making them, and I'm now running the Cobras. They also just released Cobra Chromes, which are supposed to be even better than the Cobras. I average 14-16K miles (rear) and 19-21K miles (front), and they ride very well in the twisties and in wet conditions.
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