Car tire size for 2000 Harley Sportster 1200

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Car tire size for 2000 Harley Sportster 1200

Post  sirhuntalot1 on Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:50 pm

Can anyone help me figure out the C/T size for this bike
The tire on it now is a Dunlop D402 MT90B16 -MG74H
I cant keep back tires on this bike From what I gather the back tire is 5.20 in Wide
It has spoked rims that I am willing to seal. I know its belt driven and not much room to play with

Thanks in advance for your help guys this is a great website Love the info


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Post  quadancer on Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:35 pm

That is one POS tire, for sure. You'll have to go larger in width (they call it depth) to get a CT to go in, and the smallest I could find for the Herry was 175/70/16 - called a Vredestein. See if you can get a 175 in there with a little sideroom for your fenders and belt. I was told the Vredestein would be about 6-3/4" wide inflated, and looking at mine (as yet unmounted), it appears so.
There are no thinner tires in a 16. Trust me, I looked.

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No wider than 140. . .

Post  motofellow on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:26 pm

Anything wider than a 140 will NOT fit under the stock sporty fender without problems. . .
Been able to run Metzeler 140, and that is really pushing the rub issue. . .

Beware with height also. . . you could possibly rub your rear signal wiring bare and have bigger issues than a pricey tire.


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Maybe this will help

Post  Bud2Rat on Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:45 pm

I am currently running a Bridgestone 175/60/16. It measures 6 5/8" inches across when inflated at 41 psi. i am running it on a 2001 Nomad. It clears the swingarm with almost 1/2" clearance.


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