120 rear tire on 1981?

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120 rear tire on 1981?

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I'm shopping for tires for my stock 1981 CBX. Spec's call for a 130/90-18 rear tire. Availability of that size is extremely limited. It looks like the 1979 and 1980 models call for a 120/90-18 rear tire. Would it be unwise to put the narrower 120 tire on my '81?

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Re: 120 rear tire on 1981?

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Says there are 9 available in your size.
Might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.
https://www.chapmoto.com/shinko-230-tou ... -tire.html

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That’s what’s on my bikes, very nice tire.
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You really need to run the 130/90-18 on the rear. The Shinkos are just fine.


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Re: 120 rear tire on 1981?

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Shinko's have become the "go to" tire for these bikes.

I've installed many and highly recommend them.

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