OEM Parts Finder - How to Find the Proper Tire Size

Ever wonder what tire size you need for your motorcycle, ATV or UTV? Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to use our OEM Parts Finder tool to locate the information you need whether it's for tires, fuel cap size or that bolt that rattled loose on your last adventure. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. This means that the OEM parts found within this tool were built specifically for your machine and are guaranteed to fit. Once you've located the part(s) you need, we make it easy to order it right on the spot. You can be confident that the part will fit and that you're getting the best possible price. We guarantee it!

Follow the steps below to identify the appropriate tire size for your machine. When finished, you’ll also be able to use this tutorial to find any OEM part for your ATV, UTV, Watercraft, Snowmobile or Motorcycle.

1. Open the OEM Parts Finder tool located at www.gearup2go.com/oem.html
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2. Select the “Make” of your ATV, UTV, Snowmobile, Watercraft or Motorcycle
(We selected “Honda Street Bikes”)
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3. Select the “Year” of your machine
(We selected “2010”  from the drop-down selection)
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4. Select the “Model” of your machine
(We selected “GL1800-5A GOLD WING AUDIO COMFORT NAVI XM”)
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5. This will bring up a list of parts “Sections” under which you can use the search tool or manually drill down to find the specific part you need.  In this case, we’re looking for tire size which will be under the “FRAME” section, listed as  “WHEEL – FRONT” and “WHEEL – REAR”  You can also search for “wheel” in the search box to bring it up without scrolling down the list.
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6. Click on the part to open the diagram for this section of your vehicle (in this case we clicked on on “WHEEL – FRONT”). This will open a 2-column window. The information in the left column is a smaller version of the section list you were just viewing. This allows you to quickly search for more parts for your machine without having to navigate back a step or two. The right-hand column contains a detailed schematic diagram of the selected section of the vehicle (IE. “FRONT – WHEEL”). Sometimes these diagrams can be rather difficult to read. At the top of the image are some additional viewing options. You can print the diagram, zoom in, zoom out, view it at 100% and more. Choose the option that works best for you.
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7. Using the diagram, identify the part number associated with the tread-portion of the tire. In this case, the front tire is identified as #13 in the diagram.
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8. Scroll down to the list of parts shown below the diagram and find the item number in the list. In our case, the part number and description show the following:
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9. To add the item to your cart, simply add the quantity you wish to order to the “Order Qty” field and click the “Add Items to Parts List” button above the parts list table.
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10. Using the list in the left-hand column, find the size of the Rear Wheel  (FRAME: WHEEL – REAR). In this case, we see that the rear tire is: Rear-Tire
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11.spacer Parts-List-ButtonIf you wish to order the part, simply enter the desired quantity and click the “Add Items to Parts List” button found at the top of the parts list.
12. You can continue searching for OEM Parts for your machine and you can add to your Parts List as many times as needed. (NOTE: The Parts List shows up at the top of the page and you may have to scroll up to see it if the section list is exceptionally long)
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13. Once you are finished searching the OEM Parts finder, you can add your parts list to your GearUP2Go.com cart by clicking the “Send to Cart” button. All selected parts information will be sent to your GearUp2Go.com cart automatically.
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That’s it! Now you can use the OEM Parts tool to find anything you need including owners manuals. Of course, if you still need assistance, we are always happy to help. Just give us a call. If you’re curious as to price, just remember that you’ll always receive the lowest price possible at GearUp2Go.com. We guarantee it!

A Bit of “Useless” Information…

So now that we found our front tire size to be 130/70R18, what does that mean? Well, the first number (130) refers to the width of the tire in millimeters. The second number (70) is the width divided by the height called the aspect ratio. The last portion of the number (18) tells you what size rim the tire fits. The “R” actually stands for “Radial Tire” which is the construction of the carcass of the tire, but really, most tires are radial now. In some cases you’ll also see a speed rating listed before the “R” but we won’t go into that level of detail since we’ve already given you enough info to impress most of your friends. If you really want to learn more about tires, we suggest the Tire_Code page at Wikipedia.org.

Author, J.M. Stickney is a powersports enthusiast working as the Digital Marketing Manager at GearUp2Go. She loves to ride her Suzuki GSX-R600 on the street or at the track. While not on her bike she spends a lot of time outdoors, writing, reading, running or playing with her family.

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