Rear tire size ?

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by 5Pack, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. 5Pack

    5Pack Member

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    So.... Dunlop recommends the D402 MT90-16 on the rear of my '01 EG Classic. But i noticed that the MU85-16 has a higher load rating and deeper tread, and only slightly wider. Has anyone put the 85-16 on the rear of their EG? If i remember right, the 85-16 is for the RK(?):dknow
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I have an '03 UC. If you go to Dunlop's site, they list the MU85-16s for the bikes starting in '04. I went ahead and put one on my '03 anyway. The one on there now is my second MU85-15 on this bike. I put an MT90-15 back on between the MU85s since it is slightly less expensive, but got terrible mileage on it (<6kmiles). So I have gone back to the MU85 to see how it does. No problems with fit or handling.

    TQ
     
  3. 5Pack

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    Thanks again TQ.
    WOW, 6K is terrible! do you get better with the 85's because of tread depth or because of tire compound?
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Not sure. I didn't keep close enough track (spreadsheet!!) of that kind of info and have not gone back to recreate it so that I would know how many miles I got on the first MU85. Have it now, so within a year I will have some more data!! I ride between 9k-10kmiles a year. Rest of it is in the car. When the little bike is back on the road, she can help share the wealth!!

    TQ