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1998 fatboy tire selection

Post  stingingwizz on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:39 am

new here. any hope of putting ct on 98 fatboy. 175 75 16 maybe?
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Re: 1998 fatboy tire selection

Post  quadancer on Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:09 am

That's it. -The Austone is the bang for buck now, followed by the Dunlop taxi (both from Universal tire) and then the Coker that requires a tube.
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Post  stingingwizz on Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:23 pm

checked and universal only about 45 min away in hershey.pick one up on friday ...thanks
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Post  quadancer on Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:23 pm

Hey, while you're there, can you kind of feel them out a bit, and ask how tight the stock is on these tires?
If there's gonna be a problem getting them later, I'd opt for storing one up.
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Post  stingingwizz on Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:02 am

bummer arrived about 5 minutes to late ....they were closed
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Post  twin1300 on Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:25 pm

Maybe next time you will beat the clock. Congrats on your choice to go darkside.



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Post  quadancer on Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:59 pm

Not many running the Austone yet, but so far, all positive reports. I'd like to see someone tear up the Dragon real hard on it and report.
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Post  stingingwizz on Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:40 pm

Finally beat the clock and picked up tire monday.Sounds like they plan on caring tire (Austone) for foreseable future. Mounting was easy enough seated at about 35 psi. And as ride is definetly better than mc tire. As luck would have it even got to try it out in the rain on the way home from work. Will have to monitor belt . It is touching ever so slightly. Might have to switch to 1 1'8 belt. Currently have 1 1/2 belt. .Saw some on ebay for cheap.So far all is good thumbup
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:20 pm

stingingwizz wrote:Finally beat the clock and picked up tire monday.Sounds like they plan on caring tire (Austone) for foreseable future. Mounting was easy enough seated at about 35 psi. And as ride is definetly better than mc tire. As luck would have it even got to try it out in the rain on the way home from work. Will have to monitor belt . It is touching ever so slightly. Might have to switch to 1 1'8 belt. Currently have 1 1/2 belt. .Saw some on ebay for cheap.So far all is good thumbup

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Post  pumper54 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:30 pm

Just joined today as I have been giving some thought to putting a c/t on the rear of my 1998 FHLT to replace the fast wearing m/t on it now. Wondering what brands you all have found that work best with the narrower rear ends on the older bikes. Had a Metzler 880 140 on the rear but it rubbed on a bolt due to my having replaced the POS air shocks with Progressive 412 coil over shocks but I went 1 inch shorter at 12 inches. I have a Metzeler 130 on it now. Any help would be nice. Thanks
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Post  quadancer on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:46 pm

Wizz: you might check something before buying a belt. Jack the back of the bike up and spin the wheel forward. See if the belt centers, goes left or right on the pulley. It may need just a tweak on the axle adjust to move it over to center and may be clear then. This is the way I adjust my rear wheel and the belt is wearing very well, runs cool.
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