2001 Road King rear wheel

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by OB1KENOB, Feb 10, 2016.

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My tires on the bike are mt90 16X3.5. can I use a rim size 16X3.00? This wheel came from a 2000 spor

  1. it will fit

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  2. do i for see any problems down the road

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  1. OB1KENOB

    OB1KENOB New Member

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    My tires on the bike are mt90 16X3.5. can I use a rim size 16X3.00? This wheel came from a 2000 sportster 3/4 wheel bearing.it should fit, but im wondering about the width of the rim being 16x3.00. will my tire (16x3.50) fit the rim with no problems? really want to get rid of the laced wheels with tubes
     
  2. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Yes, you can safely run the MT90 on a 3.00" rim but what I don't understand is why you don't pick up a wheel from an early touring model rather than a wheel from a different model that could present fitment issues? There are plenty of early tubeless rims available for cheap on Ebay. I have two sitting in my storage unit.;)
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Welcome to HDTalking.
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum from Scotland

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  5. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome form Central Florida!
     
  7. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas. I would agree with Dolts statement.
    tourbox
     
  8. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here.
     
  9. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    More than likely you will be upsetting the handle and ride which will directly change the safety of bike.