Tire Questions for 1800s

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Tire Questions for 1800s

Post  meistro on Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:14 pm

New to this board, been reading for a while. Sounds like I would like to give this a try. I have a 2004 1800s
My question is conserning the tire height, not width. I would like to get a tire that is taller that stock. Wide is nice but I spend a lot of time at 75 mph or more and would like to help lower my rpms to get some more mileage.

I have read that I can put a 205/60/15 on the bike but that tire is about an 1 1/2" shorter than stock. I would like to know if any one has tried a taller tire? I have tried to see how much clearance there is between the tread and any fender bolts or braces, but have not had much success. I know that actual measurements of non mounted tires is diffucult to check. Tire height does change depending on rim width and tire pressure.

Thanks for all your help.

Gene Schafer
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Post  Doc on Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:27 pm

Welcome to the board Welcome

You can easily fit a 205/70/15 on your 1800S. Maybe have to turn some muffler mounting bolts around.
Your only other decision is whether you want to seal your rim or use a tube. thumbup

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Post  Beermand on Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:34 pm

I can only speak for myself, but i used a 205/65-15 on my 1800S. I sealed my spokes with the 3M 5200 and have had no issues or leaks.
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