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Post  bigkid on Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:33 pm

Whats the biggest tire for the back without going to fats.
Looking at a 205 60-16
any prefered brand ??

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Post  Steve-O on Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:28 pm

I believe some have gone with at 215 with a slight mod.
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Post  twin1300 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:49 pm

Steve-O wrote:I believe some have gone with at 215 with a slight mod.



Just so you know.....that's a 1300 that has the 215, if you believe that! We tend (1300's) to have more room between swing arms and the tire than the 1800's with the same 205's on except for rim diameter! With the wider rims of the 1800's, 205's are the largest I have seen because they spread the tire out further!

I could be wrong and have before, so some else comfirm this!.....or not!


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Post  bigkid on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:21 am

Thanks.

The 205 was what I was wondering about. I've read some folks are going to 195's but I'm gonna try a 205
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Post  bigkid on Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:09 am

any major difference between the 55 and 60 width on handling???

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Post  Dan on Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:20 am

No, the 60 is a little taller for a slightly better ride, and better for speedo with stock gearing.
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Post  bigkid on Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:01 am

Very Happy Looks like a 205 60 16.
Gonna check the goodyear and kumo,yoko etc

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Post  colopaddler on Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:11 am

howdy, i have an 2002 1800 retro. i went to a 205/65-16 michelin hydro edge directional tire. i dropped the shocks and lowered the back of the bike down as far as it would go. it appeared that i did not have to grind the last 4 inches of the fender rail, but i decided to grind about 1/4 inch off them as i ride 2-up. i am running 43 pounds on air on the michelin. i now have close to 3,000 miles on it and totally love the tire and the bike handling. i am also running a Avon Cobra front tire and have not experienced any of the "quirks" that some have reported. I also chose to go with the dyna beads for balance. i have run up to and over 100 mph on new pavement and did not notice any out of balance on the tires-like i have when having the bubble balanced.....hope this helps, scotty

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Post  twin1300 on Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:59 am

colopaddler wrote:howdy, i have an 2002 1800 retro. i went to a 205/65-16 michelin hydro edge directional tire. i dropped the shocks and lowered the back of the bike down as far as it would go. it appeared that i did not have to grind the last 4 inches of the fender rail, but i decided to grind about 1/4 inch off them as i ride 2-up. i am running 43 pounds on air on the michelin. i now have close to 3,000 miles on it and totally love the tire and the bike handling. i am also running a Avon Cobra front tire and have not experienced any of the "quirks" that some have reported. I also chose to go with the dyna beads for balance. i have run up to and over 100 mph on new pavement and did not notice any out of balance on the tires-like i have when having the bubble balanced.....hope this helps, scotty

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Post  horseman8m on Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:58 am

twin1300 wrote:
Steve-O wrote:I believe some have gone with at 215 with a slight mod.



Just so you know.....that's a 1300 that has the 215, if you believe that! We tend (1300's) to have more room between swing arms and the tire than the 1800's with the same 205's on except for rim diameter! With the wider rims of the 1800's, 205's are the largest I have seen because they spread the tire out further!

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I think DAN is running a 215 on his 1800 What a Face
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:31 am

bigkid wrote:Thanks.

The 205 was what I was wondering about. I've read some folks are going to 195's but I'm gonna try a 205
On my orange baby. Retro 02 \\\\1800
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16" rim with no fender/swingarm modification you are correct.

18" rim, the 215 is our only option (but physically it's the same width)

so you are kinda right.... Laughing do I get an extra empty box, I mean cookie? Very Happy

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:39 am

Dan wrote:No, the 60 is a little taller for a slightly better ride, and better for speedo with stock gearing.

Just FYI, the difference in the tires is the height ratio, not the tread width. therefor the handling wouldn't change much, it would be closer to stock speedo with the 65... but you shouldn't be far off with your 60.

Enjoy! get that mold release off before you get to crazy with it and let us know what you think after a couple hundred miles and a few good turns! Cool

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