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HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  hdrider06 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:15 pm

I got an 05 road king an looking to put a car tire on just caint find one that will fit. hope somone can help. thanks guys. tire size on my bike right now is 130/90/16

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HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  Ironman on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:39 pm

Wondering if you received an answer to your tire size question. I also have 2005 Road King and am looking to go to the Run-Flat Car tire.
Looking for recommeded size, manufactures & tire pressure.

KD

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Post  jedishon on Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:06 pm

The problem is the belt is so close to the tire that there really isn't room for a wider tire. Quadancer got one on his Heritage, but I have no idea if that would fit on yours. You might send him a PM and see what kind of room he had before and after he put the ct on.
Sorry but thats the best I can come up with. Hope someone else does better for you.

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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  jedishon on Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:08 pm

Ironman wrote:Wondering if you received an answer to your tire size question. I also have 2005 Road King and am looking to go to the Run-Flat Car tire.
Looking for recommeded size, manufactures & tire pressure.

KD

I would not run a run flat tire without a monitoring system. It could go flat without you noticing, overheat and blowup right under you.

Jerry
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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  twin1300 on Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:46 pm

jedishon wrote:
Ironman wrote:Wondering if you received an answer to your tire size question. I also have 2005 Road King and am looking to go to the Run-Flat Car tire.
Looking for recommeded size, manufactures & tire pressure.

KD

I would not run a run flat tire without a monitoring system. It could go flat without you noticing, overheat and blowup right under you.

Jerry

What Jerry said! I would stay away from the run flat at all cost!


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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  quadancer on Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:55 pm

If I'm not mistake, the RK's have something like a 140 in back? No hope for that with the belt so close. If you can't get a 175 in there, you're pretty much skrood. I'd to to a Michelin Commander or Bridgestone Battleaxe.
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Post  ranger351w on Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:15 am

I to am looking for a car tire for my 2011 Road king. Size on the bike tire is 180/65 R16 81H

Anyone know what would fit?

Mike

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Post  dyna t on Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:53 pm

jedishon wrote:
I would not run a run flat tire without a monitoring system. It could go flat without you noticing, overheat and blowup right under you.

Jerry
Is this the general consensus of the forum members? I was under the impression that the run flat tire added an extra measure of safety while riding. It seems the stiff side walls would still protect you even during a blowout.

I'm about ready to swap out a 160/70/17 rear mc tire with a 185/50/17 run flat car tire on my 08 low rider that came with 5" wide rims. (special paint and wheels, so I'm not sure the stock fxdl's come with 5" wide wheels)

Thanks in advance for any knowledgeable feed back.

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Post  ranger351w on Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:11 pm

I am going to see if I can find something for it.
Who would mount and balance it ? I doubt a dealer would and the equip. to do that is fairly expensive

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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  quadancer on Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:36 pm

ranger351w wrote: I to am looking for a car tire for my 2011 Road king. Size on the bike tire is 180/65 R16 81H

Anyone know what would fit?

Mike
You could run a 175/75/16 and love it...only it's been discontinued in the Vredestein, and the Austone taxi tire is the only one in
the USA now. Only a couple guys tried them so far and no reviews yet.
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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  RobSATX on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:05 pm

I just installed a Coker 550R16 sport radial on my 05 Road King. As soon as I figure how to post images, I will. I have some at the other forum under TxMongrel
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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  eidolon on Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:24 am

RobSATX wrote:I just installed a Coker 550R16 sport radial on my 05 Road King. As soon as I figure how to post images, I will. I have some at the other forum under TxMongrel

Hey RobSATX,

What was the original tire size on your Road King?

Thanks

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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  ranger351w on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:09 am

[quote="RobSATX"]I just installed a Coker 550R16 sport radial on my 05 Road King. As soon as I figure how to post images, I will. I have some at the other forum under TxMongrel
[/quote I will continue to look as my tire is new yet but I would rather ot pay $230.00 for a tire that will last only a third longer than the car tire that is cheaper. I will probably change my own,So I would have to get a balancer also.

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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  RobSATX on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:45 am

[Hey RobSATX,

What was the original tire size on your Road King?

Thanks

eidolon]

I was running the Dunlop MU85B16. Nothing bigger fits.
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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  pumper54 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:44 pm

Little late in posting this but Harley sells new Police models with run flat M/C tires so I don't know why you could not run a run flat c/t on your bike.
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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  Doc on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:34 pm

pumper54 wrote:Little late in posting this but Harley sells new Police models with run flat M/C tires so I don't know why you could not run a run flat c/t on your bike.
Tom
Jerry's concern was using a run flat with out a tire pressure monitoring system and having a flat and not knowing it.
I have seen runflat tires separate at the sidewall when run for extended distance without pressure.
The results are catastrophic!

I use a Michelin Run Flat tire, but have a TPMS on my Goldwing that monitors tire inflation.

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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  quadancer on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Right there next to the Kleenex dispenser, tiltmeter, coffee warmer and buttscratcher switch.
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Post  Doc on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:18 pm

quadancer wrote:Right there next to the Kleenex dispenser, tiltmeter, coffee warmer and buttscratcher switch.
lafer yes

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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  justbike on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:07 pm

[quote="ranger351w"] I to am looking for a car tire for my 2011 Road king. Size on the bike tire is 180/65 R16 81H

Anyone know what would fit?

Mike[/q

I put a 195/55R16 on my 2010 Ultraclassic so I 'm sure that would fit your Road King

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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  robw on Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:03 pm

Here are my thoughts on run flats. I'm not a tire engineer.
A runflat tire is safer because it allows you to maintain control to get slowed down and off the road. Although a TPMS system is advised I don't use one. As with any tire I've had on my bikes I can feel a difference in the ride when the tire is low. I check my tire pressures daily and carry a small 12 volt compressor while on the road. I've never heard of a runflat on a bike that blew up suddenly or disintegrated suddenly. I've heard of people riding up to 300 miles on a flat and the tire was coming apart when they finally discovered it but the main point is the tire stayed on the rim and they made it home. I don't believe a non runflat would do that.
After my first runflat wore out I tried a little experiment. I deflated the tire and went for a ride. At slow speeds the bike wobbled a bit but I had full control even in turns. Straight line on the highway the faster I went, the less noticeable the flat was. I am guessing this is because centrifugal force had something to do with it. I took it up to 65 mph. I rode a total of 40 miles with no adverse effects.
Granted this was done on a GoldWing so I can't comment on any concerns like belt clearance and wheel design as far as the bead goes.
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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  quadancer on Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:57 pm

I've ridden several miles on a MT that was flat (front) by keeping speed up until I got to an exit ramp, and hit the grass, wobbled to a stop using rear brake.
What I would be concerned with on a RF is if it was going flat, you had no TPMS, and hit a sweeper. What is gonna happen when that tire loads in the curve?
I can only imagine; not gonna try it myself. Suspect
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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  Dead rabbit on Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:09 pm

Hi .. Im new to the dark side and can't find a tire for my 2010 sporty 48 .. The stock tire size is 150/80 16 if anyone has any ideas that would be a great help.
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Re: HELP FINDING A TIRE

Post  quadancer on Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:03 pm

That was the stock size on my Heritage, and the only tires I found would fit the softails are the 175/75/16's, of which now only
the Austone is sold here. You'll have to check your clearances for a Sporty.
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Post  Dead rabbit on Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:08 pm

Ok cool thanks .. It's been chopped a little but I should get it to work

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the tire i use is working

Post  timo482 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:27 pm

im running a 500/r16 steel radial i got from coker - its now go 7500 miles of use on a sidecar rig showing more than half the tread depth still there - its actually smaller than the stock 07 tire - it measures the same as the front tire for width so it *should* work on the rear of a 05. i do know that a few have had durability issues with the bias tire of the same size but this steel radial tire is lasting very well for a sidecar bike rear tire

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