Tire and Wheel Size Questions

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by argonaut, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. argonaut

    argonaut New Member

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    I've got a 2008 FLSTN DELUxE and have replaced the stock 140/80-16 rear tire with a Metzler 150/80-16 on the stock wheel. Does anyone know if I can put a 4.25 X 18 wheel with a 160/60-18 tire on this bike with the stock fender, etc?
     
  2. Crocker

    Crocker Active Member

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    Dono for sure , but thats adding another 1/2 in width 1/4in each side on the 150 you have already , and with the hight you will need to get your tape out and do some more research. Im sure someone will chime in with the answer.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Here is a link to Tire/Wheel sizing chart to help you out...

    http://www.hdtalking.com/brakes_tire...ire_sizes.html

    As you may have guessed, I am a bit conservative, keep wheel within 1/2" width of stock and it allows you to go to next wider size if you want (or aspect ratio) following the manufacturer' recommendation for matching tire to wheel. This minimizes the possibility of rubbing, changing steering geometry or introducing handling quirks...!

    If you are used to machining your own spacers, modifying fenders or brackets and such, you can go more radical with your wheel/tire selection, but then I like to ride more than modifying stuff for looks sake. JMHO...