Larger Tire Clearance ?? 2003 FLHRI

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by BigG, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. BigG

    BigG Active Member

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    Does anyone know if D401 150/80B16 71H will fit on the rear of a 2003 FLHRI. It came with a D402 MT90B16 74H. Just want to make sure there is enough clearance.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Cut and paste from Dunlop webpage:
    130/90 MT90 5.00 to 5.10
    140/80 5.50 to 6.00
    140/90 MU90 5.50 to 6.00
    150/80 MV85 6.00 to 6.25

    You will go from 5.00 to 6.00. Almost everything I have read says NO. You will get interference with the belt and guard, maybe even left side fender clearance. Also, I believe Dunlop recommends a wider rim for the 150 tire. The info is available on the Dunlop website.
     
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  3. BigG

    BigG Active Member

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    OK I will stick with stock D402 then. It just looks so narrow, especially by today's standards. Thanks
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    My thoughts on this are if you want the modern fat back tyre look you need to by a modern fat back tyre bike
    If you try to fit a fat back tyre into an older bike be prepared to spend a lot of money or do a lot of modifications yourself to get everything to run without clearance issues

    Brian
     
  5. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    You can get an MU90/16 in there but it will be a little taller. thats what I run on mine. :D
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I run the MU85s too. They fit, but just barely on the clearance with the belt. I think anything wider would require changing out some stuff (other than just the tire!).

    TQ
     
  7. TUCCI

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    Your opening a can of worms and your wallet is going to get drained if you don't proceed with caution......

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