Tire Clearance

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by retiredguy, May 26, 2010.

  1. retiredguy

    retiredguy Banned

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    After weeks of looking at wheels of every type I think I'm going to settle on
    American Wire Wheels. I know there's no problem with a 18"x3.50" with a
    110 or 120/70 on the front but I'm getting conflicting answers as to weather I can run a 18"x4.25" rear rim with a 150/70-18 tire without hitting anything. Has anyone out there put a 150/70-18 on the rear of a Road Glide and were there any problems? My Glide is a 2000.




    I guess I'll reply to myself. Harley told me they widened the swing arm around 2005 or 2006 but I could have a problem with ny 2000 Road Glide. Unless one of you tells me differently I'll have to go with a 18"x3.50" and a 140/70-18 tire to be safe.
     

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  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Stock tire is a 140 and I wen to a 150 on my 2000 FXDS dyna, don't know about the height thing.. the 150 cleared everything (belt-fender) ok but I'm talking stock wheel...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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  4. jettblack

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    The belt will rub on the 150 when you back up. the belt is made to track out when going forward and wont rub the tire, but because of this when you back up the belt tracks in and will rub the tire.