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post #1 of 3 Old 11-15-2008, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Tire sizing question

Hoping someone out there can answer a tire question. Recently was given a 130-90-17 rear tire. I have always used a 130-80-17. Will this work? Any problems? Thanks for any help. La mula verde. D own in the Houston Tx. area.
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-15-2008, 07:27 PM
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130 - 90 - 17

That's the size of the Dunlop D606 I use since it doesn't come in the smaller size. I had to cut my chain guard back because the tire rubbed it but otherwise it fits fine.
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The 80 or 90 designation is the aspect ratio of the tire. This is described as a percentage of the tire width.

80% of 130 = 104

90% of 130 = 117

So the difference is 13 mm or just over 1/2" in the height of the tire, measured from the bead to the top of the tread.

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