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post #1 of 4 Old 05-28-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Can't figure out what tire size I need for the Shinko 700.

Hey guys, sorry I have to create a thread for this, but I have not found a answer to this tire size question I have.
I wan't to order a rear Shinko 700 for my 2012 KLR tonight. I'm looking on Revzilla and It doesn't show my tire size of : 130/80/17. Um what does all the other sizes mean, Ex.: 5.10-17? I don't mind changing my original tire size slightly if it would benefit me. Appreciate the help.
Heres the link for the tire on their site:...Never mind, don't have enough posts. Maybe you guys already know what I'm talking about.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-28-2013, 07:32 PM
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Hi Outdoort!
Quick answer, The 130 is millimeters which converts to 5.12 inches, essentially identical to the 5.10. The 80 is the aspect ratio. It means the height of the tire casing is 80% of the width. You will see either 80 or 90 on 17" tires. Either is fine. The 90 would be a little taller tire than the 80.
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Check these sites...
http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcyc.../tire-data.htm

http://www.mad-ducati.com/Technical/...TireChart.html

http://kgmotorcycletires.com/size_conversion_charts.htm

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-28-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hey thank you both. larry31, those conversion charts are great, thanks for the links. This tire size stuff is a little confusing when they keep switching back and forth metric/standard.
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