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I really want to put a white letter tire on the back of my Vulcan, however I can't find any - my tire is a 150/90-15 - Closest I can find is a 130/90-16

Will it fit?
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No. You have some wiggle room on the aspect ratio or the width of the tire, but absolutely none on the rim size of the tire. Try some online shops, or just buy a blackwall/black letter tire and paint the letters yourself.

You should stick to the stock size.

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For oversize, you can use these with no problem and the oversize front will make the speedo correct.

110/90 - 19 front
170/80 - 15 rear

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I really wanted a white letter tire on the rear - I like the Pirelli Route MT 66 (Route) white letter tire, but nobody has them anymore - Any one know where I could get a white letter tire? I just like the "look"
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I see the MT66 on ebay, but they're all blackwall just taking a quick look.

Haven't really seen very many white letters since the Dunlop Qualifier.

Here's Dunlop and Bridgestone, but you'll have to check for your sizes. https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tub...tires/t11ap689

As long as the tire has some usable letters, a white paint stick is pretty easy to use. Those blackwall Pirellis have billboard lettering on them. "ROUTE 66"

Oversized rear Pirelli - https://www.ebay.com/itm/170-80-15-7...dVXy:rk:1:pf:1

Whitewalls are easier to find.

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Well? Looks like this one is white letter. But if you decide to buy, you might check to be sure, they use generic pictures a lot.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pirelli-076...RPb~:rk:5:pf:1

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I really wanted a white letter tire on the rear - I like the Pirelli Route MT 66 (Route) white letter tire, but nobody has them anymore - Any one know where I could get a white letter tire? I just like the "look"
Bikebandit.com has the MT 66 in stock. But they're not white letter.

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I really want to put a white letter tire on the back of my Vulcan, however I can't find any - my tire is a 150/90-15 - Closest I can find is a 130/90-16

Will it fit?
Buy the correct size tire and purchase a white paint pen at O'Reilly's or AutoZone or NAPA or whatever auto parts store you have, then fill in or outline the letters on the tire as you like.
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I really want to put a white letter tire on the back of my Vulcan, however I can't find any - my tire is a 150/90-15 - Closest I can find is a 130/90-16

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No. You have some wiggle room on the aspect ratio or the width of the tire, but absolutely none on the rim size of the tire. Try some online shops, or just buy a blackwall/black letter tire and paint the letters yourself.

You should stick to the stock size.
if you stick with a stock (150/90-15) rear tire, take a look at this;
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/zz2...0-15-rear-tire

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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I used a tire pen on my Michelin Commanders 8 months ago and it still holds strong.... Old photo before my 2-1 exhaust was done.
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