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Old 05-29-2011, 06:04 PM
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replacing rear tire which is mt90b16 402 hd but manual says mu85b16 i bought my 08 street glide used just want to know why old owner insatalled a mt90 instead of mu85 or should i switch to the dunlop elite 3 thanks for any input
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Needed a tire quick on the road, and that is all he could find?
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It is possible the shop that installed it made a mistake...The MT is a 130...The MU is a 140.
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MT is a front tire and MU is a rear tire. I think thats right.
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Get the Michelin Commander.
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Read the sidewall of your D-402 "mt" 90B16 mounted on the rear of you bike. I think you will find it says...(Front fitment only). Like Glide 2005 said,, MT is front, MU is rear. Go with e-3s, you may be happier with the handling. My 2 cents.

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Read the sidewall of your D-402 "mt" 90B16 mounted on the rear of you bike. I think you will find it says...(Front fitment only). Like Glide 2005 said,, MT is front, MU is rear. Go with e-3s, you may be happier with the handling. My 2 cents.

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The MT is a width designation it is 130mm across the tire...The MU is 140mm across It is not a front or rear designation...When I had my sportster I went from a MT to MU on the rear.
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MT has a lower load rating.
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will the mu 85 -16 fit a 97 road king???
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Those designations refer to tyre section as well as load rating. MT is 130/90 and has been fitted both ends of dressers for almost always! MT is used on later bikes up front, when MU 140/85 was introduced for the rear.

Fitting an MU to the rear can be a snug fit and when I did it on my bike I had to trim the rubber skirt on the belt guard, although not everyone seems to have to do that. So Yes, DDD, it should fit!
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