tire size

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by raybro35, May 27, 2012.

  1. raybro35

    raybro35 New Member

    bought bike with new kenda rear tire 130/90/16 when tire is hot size is 140 and it rubs my fender bolts no damage to side wall of tire however it is extreamely anoying checked alignment front to back on swing arm fired a lazer level at sprokets belt rides in center of sprockets and all spacing seems to be correct it calls for the 130/90/16 and woud work correctly if the tire was sized correctly is this a common problem between manufactures it was shipped with a dunlop bike only has 11k on it im a new HD owner converted from rice rockets and love my bike but tire issues scare the heck out of me road rash really hurts
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  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Welcome to the forum!

    It would scare me too! I would replace that tire immediately if not sooner. Never heard of Kenda but I would bet it is cheap. Get you a Dunlop, Michelin, Avon, etc. Its not worth what could happen.
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Tire sizes seem to vary quite a bit depending on the manufacturer the ones i know that will fit are dunlop avon and metzler the ones i know wont fit are continental which are too wide on the sidewall