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Post  hrspwr1 on Tue May 10, 2011 4:59 am

First off, let me say i've been reading the posts and answers given by the group and am impressed and hope I can add to the knowledge base.

I've got an 04 18800 N and would like to clarify before I hold my breath and dive into the darkside....It sounds like from the posts, if I were to go with a 205/65/16 hydroedge I would not have any rubbing /clearamce problems and would not have to dent my swingarm or make any modifications to the fender. Did I read this correct??? I usually ride with a lot of extra weight, or two up. Confirming...still no problems? After the word from you guys, I'm ready for the purchase and switch.

Thanks in advance!!!

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Tue May 10, 2011 8:07 am

you are correct. For the most part. Majority of folks don't have any problems with that tire, but there have been a couple lately that are lightly rubbing the swingarm with the lettering on the sidewall... still waiting to see if it's from higher air pressures or if just shaving the lettering down will give enough clearance.

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Post  twin1300 on Tue May 10, 2011 10:14 pm

Rubbing seems to happen with some brands. But for the most part....they do them with no modifications necessary!


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Post  hrspwr1 on Tue May 10, 2011 10:56 pm

Thanks guys, I feel better about making the switch. I would have hated to put a tire on only to find out I had to modify the bike, or would have to run at 10 lbs of pressure to make it work!

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Tue May 10, 2011 11:41 pm

no problem! thumbup

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Post  mgw12 on Wed May 18, 2011 4:07 pm

I did that exact tire on my NEO. I needed to grind the "inner fender" a bit.

The tire fit just fine and worked perfect with just me... BUT after about a week of all kinds of riding I put the wife on the bike and the tire then cycled further up and caught the inner fender ear on one side just a bit. It is probably because as some have stated here the fenders might be off from the factory. I decided that instead of me messing with repositioning the fender I would just ground a little bit off both "sides" of the inner fender! It does not affect the integrity of the fender AT ALL! And now life is just fine!..GO FOR IT! Honestly you will love it![img][/img]

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Post  twin1300 on Wed May 18, 2011 5:08 pm

Awesome sir!!! Congrats

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Post  CaribCruiser on Wed May 18, 2011 10:03 pm

Welcome and congrats.
Thx. for the write up MGW12.
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