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new tire arrived at 4 0'clock this afternoon after debating on it I decided to tear in on it,I broke down and mounted my rear tire and I went with the 170/ 80 Dunlop404 that matched the 110/90 I put on earlier.I took the final drive off and checked the splines and much to my surprise they were well lubed and not worn except for the front coupling where it splines on to the angle drive on the trans,I got it lubed up and stuffed it back together,I had to take the shocks loose to roll the bigger tire under it,I still haven't got together with the kid that priced me the new dyna shocks for 50 bucks ,it would have been good to have them tonite,but who gets everything they want when they want it any way?I didn't put the board under the center stand either like Fergy's post said.But Man I thought I was on a new bike and I just rode a couple of miles,the new tire balanced out perfectly and doesn't shake or any thing I was kinda leery of no weight at all ,but I am a happy camper now an safer to boot,I wish some one hadn't started the thread about saddlebags I ordered a new set today that bolt on instead of the throw over Tour masters I have been running.I like the bags fit on the bike but Sunday evening one of the zippers came apart on one side and I had to bungee cord it back home.




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can you confirm that the stock tire sizes are:
Front tire: 100/90x19 tubeless
Rear tire: 150/90x15 tubeless
Is it possible to go with rear tire : 170/90 as well?
I am almost due for change, so just wanted to make sure that i get the 'biggest' size possible

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I not 100% possitive but pretty darn close to it that they don't make 170/90's only 170/80's

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I not 100% possitive but pretty darn close to it that they don't make 170/90's only 170/80's
I tend to agree with wkAll the 170's in 15 inch rim size I have seen were 170/80and i believe that is all you could stuff in there any way,Denny




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I not 100% possitive but pretty darn close to it that they don't make 170/90's only 170/80's
X2 on that... And BTW-Denny I have the zip off bags but mine are the earlier ones with the heavier duty zippers than the ones now, but one of mine did start to unzip once and I put raw hide loops in the upper part and ran the straps through as a safety... So now to remove mine you have to unbuckle and remove the straps from the loops, but you can't loose them if a zipper fails...
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X2 on that... And BTW-Denny I have the zip off bags but mine are the earlier ones with the heavier duty zippers than the ones now, but one of mine did start to unzip once and I put raw hide loops in the upper part and ran the straps through as a safety... So now to remove mine you have to unbuckle and remove the straps from the loops, but you can't loose them if a zipper fails...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
Mine are a few years old and have heavy zippers that have the flap with a snap to keep them from coming un zipped but the zipper came apart from the fabric on the one all it needs is a new zipper sewn in and the rawhide loops on each end sounds like a good idea if it did come loose it couldn't fall off and if it was doubled and pulled up tight it would take most of the strain off the zippers as well,Sounds good, and I forgot to say that I also relocated the rear signals for the new bags while I was working on the tire and spline lube Denny




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I tend to agree with wkAll the 170's in 15 inch rim size I have seen were 170/80and i believe that is all you could stuff in there any way,Denny
Question. Are our wheels 15 inches? Both of them?

I guess I should know that but I don't. Don't forget I'm a newb even though I post so much!!
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No the front is a 19, rear is 15. Stock size is 100-90-19 front, 150-90-15 rear. Most of us when we replace the front go with a 110. It gets the speedo closer to accurate and looks a little better, handles a little better, costs a little more...

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new tire arrived at 4 0'clock this afternoon after debating on it I decided to tear in on it,I broke down and mounted my rear tire and I went with the 170/ 80 Dunlop404 that matched the 110/90 I put on earlier.I took the final drive off and checked the splines and much to my surprise they were well lubed and not worn except for the front coupling where it splines on to the angle drive on the trans,I got it lubed up and stuffed it back together,I had to take the shocks loose to roll the bigger tire under it,I still haven't got together with the kid that priced me the new dyna shocks for 50 bucks ,it would have been good to have them tonite,but who gets everything they want when they want it any way?I didn't put the board under the center stand either like Fergy's post said.But Man I thought I was on a new bike and I just rode a couple of miles,the new tire balanced out perfectly and doesn't shake or any thing I was kinda leery of no weight at all ,but I am a happy camper now an safer to boot,I wish some one hadn't started the thread about saddlebags I ordered a new set today that bolt on instead of the throw over Tour masters I have been running.I like the bags fit on the bike but Sunday evening one of the zippers came apart on one side and I had to bungee cord it back home.
Nice work Denny!

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