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Tire Rub on '89 PC800
Written by lcshepp on 6/12/2010 at 08:25 am

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
> like its the original.
FWIW, when I first learned of the rubbing problem on the '89 I checked
my wheel well and, sure enough, I had rub marks on one or both sides (I
forget).

I ordered a replacement trunk liner from Service Honda.

Then I adjusted my suspension to the second notch - no connection to the
rubbing problem that I was aware of at that time - just wanted a little
more stiffness for two up riding.

Guess what.

That was 7 or 8 years ago and the replacement trunk I ordered is still
sitting in the box in my shop...

And, at last check, the rubbing didn't appear to have gotten any worse...

And I have continued to run Dunlops.

Tina, are you lurking? Tina Wagner had a rubbing problem with her '89.
Actually rubbed a hole in the sidewall. We adjusted her suspension up a
notch. That seemed to cure the problem for her too. Tina, can you
confirm or deny the results?

Leland

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Leland Sheppard
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Message Thread for message #94026

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