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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R*
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what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Can i put a wider tire on? what is the max width?

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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
A 160 is as big as you can go without moding the finder sub frame and other stuff. I always find it strange that the VStar 1100 has a 180 and we have a 150. I gues it is because of the belt drive vs the shaft drive.
 
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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I know it has been discussed and argued before, but I have a Metz ME880 size 180 on my rear with no cutting grinding or anything. Has never rubbed once.
 
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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
I'm going to say if Your in USA the widest tire you can fit is a 175 75 16 Darkside Tire. Pictured below, Fit on an 07 no cutting bending hammering, or praying. Straight azz bolt on. Now that's FAT! And........... how many time do we answer this question?
 
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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
How much do you weigh and doyou have your spring maxed out?
 
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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
i'm 240 and haven't even messed with the rear spring tension. how shoudl the rear spring be adjusted?

THanks, Mike

ps. sorry about the redundancy of the ? i'll search threads next time.
 
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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
IowaRoadie wrote:
I know it has been discussed and argued before, but I have a Metz ME880 size 180 on my rear with no cutting grinding or anything. Has never rubbed once.

Hmmm...I wanted to put a Metz 170 on mine but was told a 160 was as big as I could go without mods. Next time, I'll try harder.
 
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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
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i'm 240 and haven't even messed with the rear spring tension. how shoudl the rear spring be adjusted?

THanks, Mike

ps. sorry about the redundancy of the ? i'll search threads next time.


I'm 250 Ha ha OM shows how to adjust the spring. 32 mm Nuts on shock turn em in up to 2 in I think, (Look at OM for distance to measure from, sorta like center of eye to edge of nut) at 240 alone 1.5 to 1.75 should be about right. Trouble is, once you move them I found you have to use a gob of JB water Weld to hold them in place or they ultimately move back to no pre load in like 500 miles. Or you can clip or wire the threads. Just be advised they work loose and it starts to bottom out again. With my tire, no problems two up and loaded to the max on a trip. No rubbing.
 
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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
WOW MS if your 250 and can get away with a 180 and no rubbing my skinny 165 butt should be able to as well as long as it doesn't hit the sissy bar bracket bolts.
 
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Re:what is the widest tire i can put on the 01 R* 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Curt wrote:
WOW MS if your 250 and can get away with a 180 and no rubbing my skinny 165 butt should be able to as well as long as it doesn't hit the sissy bar bracket bolts.
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Hey Old Navy! Yep This Marine is a solid 250 ! I have a 175 75 16 Car Tire under that factory fender and I load up one Hot Chick of my choice and all our gear weighing in at a Solid 1280 Lbs Gross with 35 Lbs of air in both tires and move on down the road at 80 MPH and never rub a lick anywhere. Darkside!


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Rear Tire, Balance of difference is what is on front tire, and that is a Rear Tire turned backwards on the front rim ya know.
 
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