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

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

  1. bobbeidel

    bobbeidel Active Member

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    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?

    Thanks