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Old 12-05-2017, 12:25 PM   #1
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Tire size change question

Time for new sneakers on my 2000 1500 nomad. I read somewhere on here a while ago that some were changing there sizes for better handling. Mine has stock 150 80 16 on it now. I have decided to go with the shinko 777 hd white wall set up. What sizes work well for you guys?


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Old 12-05-2017, 01:49 PM   #2
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130/80x16 or maybe it was a 130/90x16
I put one on my 1600. It does seem to handle a little better.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:41 PM   #3
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Yes on the front you can go with a 130/90-16, or a MT90-16. On the rear of the 1500s, stock size is a 150/80-16, and I think you can go up to a 180/70-16.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:46 PM   #4
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You can go up to a 195/65/16 on your 1500.

Right now I have 130/90/16 front and 140/90/16 e
rear Shinkos on my Nomad.

The narrower tires seem to liven things up a bit.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:43 AM   #5
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130/90/16 on the front is much better than the original. I dont get dragged around by ruts & grooves in the road so much.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:22 PM   #6
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With so many people touting the improvement in handling, I went with a 130/90 front tire on my Yamaha Venture. I felt nothing different. No improvement. I sold the bike (with 177,000 on the clock) and I went to a 139/90 on my '06 Nomad, again following all the raves about handling, I felt no change. I must be the only one in the world that didn't feel any change, but that's my $.02 worth.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:30 PM   #7
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You must be the only one in the world with a 139/90 on your Nomad.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:07 PM   #8
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With so many people touting the improvement in handling, I went with a 130/90 front tire on my Yamaha Venture. I felt nothing different. No improvement. I sold the bike (with 177,000 on the clock) and I went to a 139/90 on my '06 Nomad, again following all the raves about handling, I felt no change. I must be the only one in the world that didn't feel any change, but that's my $.02 worth.
Not surprised mate.You would probably need a bend in the road to do a full evaluation.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:07 AM   #9
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Most probably thought I mis-typed 139, but I had it special made just to thow everyone off.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:35 PM   #10
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Long story short. 150 80 16 Shinko's 777 bw
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I put Shinko 777's on my 1600, a 130/90 up front. It rides and handles better than the Metzlers that were on it before.


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