SORRY, MORE DUMB QUESTIONS????

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Post  rIIIrider on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:15 pm

confused I'm getting ready to throw a 225/55zr16 on my triumph rocket which originally runs a 240/50r16, my 1st "dumb" question is am I screwing up by going with the 225/55, or should I be going more towards a 235/50? sadly I'm no good at this tire sizing thing, is there a difference in MT's and CT's numbers, the 235/50 numbers are closer to the metz #'s! that said, I have to say that the 225/55 tire actually looks about the same height and width (looks a wee-bit wider) then the metz but they don't have a 235/50 for me to compare with. please help, what am I missing?? hmmm thanks.


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Post  ttexastim on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:24 pm

What type of bike is your rocket? I'm not familiar with that size, but I'm sure there are some here that have the same bike as you. Post what it is and hopefully someone will chime in with what worked well for them.
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Post  twin1300 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:36 pm

You should be fine!!! Most of us have change sidewalls to something different than original. Don't sweat it.



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Post  Doc on Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:49 pm

Welcome Either tire should be no problem.
The 225/55/16 is only about a 1/4 inch taller and a 1/2 inch narrower than your stock 240/50/16.
The 235/50/16 is about a 1/4 inch shorter and narrower than the stock tire.
I bet even a 235/55/16 would fit, it is 3/4 inch taller and 1/4 inch narrower, but remember than an increase in total diameter (taller) only puts the tire 1/2 of that increase, further up in the fender. So the 235/55/16 is only about 3/8 of an inch more up in the fender.
There is a sticky for a tire size calculator link at the top of the General Motorcycle Tech Information page that will help you
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