Why did HD go to the 17" front rim??

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by bobbeidel, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. bobbeidel

    bobbeidel Active Member

    My 2009 Road Glide has the 17" rim with a 130/80 B17 Dunlop tire. I like the thread pattern better on the 130/90 B16 tire. I plan to get new wheels soon and may go with a 16" rim and th 130/90 B16 tire. Any reason why I can't do that? Did HD go the 17" rim and skinnier tire for any good reasons?