Need help picking right rear tire for 2011 FLSTN....

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by DannyDeluxe, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. DannyDeluxe

    DannyDeluxe Member

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    My stock rear tire is Dunlop MU85B 16 77H.....I have an Avon Av71 on the front and I want my rear to match. So I want to use Avon Av72 on the rear. They come in 140/90 16B 77H
    or 150/80 16B 77V or MT90B16 74H...Can some tell me what my best option is out of these 3 choices. Greatly appreciated.. My front tire is Avon Av71 120/70 21www...... If that helps.
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    The Dunlop MU85 is a 140 tire. So I would say go with the 140/90/16 Avon Rear. The are the same size.
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  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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  4. DannyDeluxe

    DannyDeluxe Member

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    That's the way I was leaning
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You can probably fit the 150/80 16B 77V Avon in there. Measure how much clearance you have around the sides of the current tire to decide. The MU85 and the 150/80 are almost the same nominal height (3 mm difference) so I don't see that as a factor. Just the width of the 150 and ensuring you will have the clearance.

    Cheers,

    TQ