160/80h/16 on a 08 streetglide?

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by hogrotten, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    Anyone know if you can get a 160 width tire on an 08 FLH? (Rear of course)
     
  2. rancid

    rancid Active Member

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    measure inside your fender, i think it will fit but measure the space over the 150.
     
  3. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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  4. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    Thanx for the info. :s
     
  5. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Just my two cents, but experience has shown me that going any larger tire then factory is asking for trouble unless you use a kit to adopt it.
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I usually measure the BELT to TIRE distance and use a - 1/4" for the tire size increase of each size up....
    example: 160=1/4 " closer to the belt and 170=1/2" closer to belt...

    It still depends on the tire make, as some are fatter than the size says and others a little skinny... didn't your 08 come with a 150.... I think so... so MY UNDERSTANDING is you CAN go ONE full size WIDER without a problem...

    I have done so on all my bikes....

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    I apreciate the response fellas,but I'm thinkin Chopper is probably right. I think i'm gonna give the Bridgestones a try as they have a higher load rating. Me being almost 280lbs :swoon and the heat we get out here and all I think I'll have peace of mind with the higher load rating.

    Hogrotten
     
  8. cowjammer

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    Come on now Porky you were 280 in Grade school and youre ole Scwinn held up just fine !