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Tire Rub on '89 PC800
Written by alfr4d on 6/11/2010 at 04:13 pm

Congratulations with this PC. You do not have to name it jet with that millage.
Ride it! It is practically the same as mine. So I do not understand where the
wheel should have that little space but you meant at the top of the tire? The
shock that is adjustable (the one on the right) will be in a low position. Mine
was at one but last and could not carry a bigger person as a passenger over
speed bumps in the road.

Adjusting the position is difficult but can be done tying straps or rope between
the spiral at various positions. The strength adds up and compresses the spring.
Wind rope around and around. First tell us how many positions you still have
left to go so we know. Springs will go bad over time. The material is under a
constant tension and probably rusty. When it has to be renewed, changing tire
perhaps, you can buy better then original. I reckon with a low position but
being in its highest position time runs out quicker. Alfred

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "l_gupton" <akguppy@...> wrote:
>
> Well, just recently I've developed the dreaded trunk rub on my new to me 89
PC800 w/ Dunlop K555 w/ 9600miles on it. I initially diagnosed it as low tire
pressure. Aired-up and its still rubbing. Funny thing, there was no rub for
the first 100 miles I rode it, only recently. I looked up in the wheel well and
have about 1" on the right side and barely 1/4" on the left. Will swapping in a
later model liner fix it? Thanks in advance.
>

Message Thread for message #93999

l_gupton
6/10/2010, 08:06 am
Tire Rub on '89 PC800
Well, just recently I've developed the dreaded trunk rub on my new to me 89 PC800 w/ Dunlop K555 w/ 9600miles on it. I initially diagnosed it as low tire pressure. Aired-up and its still rubbing. Funny thing, there was no rub for the first 10

    alfr4d
    6/11/2010, 04:13 pm
    Tire Rub on '89 PC800
    Congratulations with this PC. You do not have to name it jet with that millage. Ride it! It is practically the same as mine. So I do not understand where the wheel should have that little space but you meant at the top of the tire? The shock

    literidr
    6/11/2010, 04:17 pm
    Tire Rub on '89 PC800
    If you swap out the trunk for a later model trunk you won't have any further problem. Honda changed that dimension on all of their replacement trunks including the 89. Until you get a replacement trunk, be cafeful how you pack the left side o

      l_gupton
      6/12/2010, 05:14 am
      Tire Rub on '89 PC800
      Thanks for the tips. Yes, the shock was at the lowest setting, I moved it to the middle setting after airing up and stipp rub. I think I'll look for a newer trunk, and I looked closly at the tire and it looks like its the original. It has som

    lcshepp
    6/12/2010, 08:25 am
    Tire Rub on '89 PC800
    Hi Coasters, > Thanks for the tips. Yes, the shock was at the lowest setting, I moved > it to the middle setting after airing up and stipp rub. I think I'll > look for a newer trunk, and I looked closly at the tire and it looks