195/65-16 on a VTX1800C ????????????????????????????????????

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195/65-16 on a VTX1800C ????????????????????????????????????

Post  jevers on Sun May 20, 2012 9:12 am

Okay, 1st off, I'll tell you why I'm going "skinnier". I run a 2-person sidecar that puts a tremendous amount of side pressure on the tires, wheel bearings, etc. I'm simply trying to avoid any rubbing issues. I absolutely love the look of the fattest tire stuffed into the fender, and being that this rig runs "flat", the leaning factor is not an issue anyway, but again, that dang rubbing issue comes to mind! Has anyone tried the 195/65-16? Also, I wouldn't mind not grinding anything down. Thank you in advance! jevers[img][/img]

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Post  Bullit8169 on Tue May 22, 2012 10:45 pm

i want one that size, but i cant seem to find one. i think it would work great though and so do alot of others. good luck and let us know if you find one. oh yeah there are 195-55-16's
but i want 65 like you.
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I found one......... and only one!

Post  jevers on Wed May 23, 2012 12:49 pm

Okay fellow Darksiders, after some exhaustive research study (surfing) I found quite possibly the ONLY 195/65R16 in existence. It is a
Vredestein WRC Van tire, yes I said van tire as in a Winnebago Rialta (mini) motorhome that uses a Volkswagen van chassis. It is a 8 ply tire with a load range D. I've decided that's a little too stiff for me scratch , so I'm going with the GYTT 205/60R16 with the V speed rating (the local tire shop convinced me that with the somewhat shorter sidewall and the V rating, that it should have firm enough sidewalls for my sidecar application. hmmm B.T.W., I found that goofy-size tire at Tires By Web for $163 shipped. jevers

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Post  rrounds on Wed May 23, 2012 1:42 pm

If you can fit a 175R16 tire(26.9" tall) It will make your bike 1/2" taller than a 195/65-16 tire that is hard to find. It will hold 1650 pounds so your bike will not tax this tire at all like a car would, it has become a tire of choice for a lot of bikes that use a 16" rim.
https://www.universaltire.com/catalog_filter/?ftire_size=175R16

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Post  jevers on Wed May 23, 2012 9:25 pm

Thanks for the info, Rod! Much appreciated! jevers

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Wrong brand name on the 195/65R16 tire previously posted

Post  jevers on Wed May 23, 2012 9:31 pm

Sorry guys, too many different brands of tires out there! The correct tire brand name is Nokian Hakka WRC Van Tire..... NOT the Vredestein! I'll post some pics when I get the GYTT on. jevers

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