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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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180/70/15 fits!!!!!!!!

Mounted a 180/70/15 on grimm the other day no mods with clearence!!!!
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Brian Manchester
'89 "GRIMM"

CUSTOM-Seat,quick detach backrest,2.5"slam brackets,Pipes,Fender struts,head light mount,9"rise dragbars,Grips,Mirrors, turnsignals,LED brake light/Lic.plate frame,Chopper headlight. Shaved,Jetted,coastered,polished forks,saddle&Tool bags,horns moved,180/70/15 rear tire!!! Yes a 180!!!!And other stuff.....
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Good to know, thanks.

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And the best part is the Tire was free!!!!!!!! Brand new with the tags still on it!!!!!

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CUSTOM-Seat,quick detach backrest,2.5"slam brackets,Pipes,Fender struts,head light mount,9"rise dragbars,Grips,Mirrors, turnsignals,LED brake light/Lic.plate frame,Chopper headlight. Shaved,Jetted,coastered,polished forks,saddle&Tool bags,horns moved,180/70/15 rear tire!!! Yes a 180!!!!And other stuff.....
Springfield 1911-A1 Compact .45acp

03 F250 superduty 4x4 V-10 crew cab long box 33's,CAI,SS duals with magnaflow

04 durango AWD
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Check manufacturing date on tires.

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And the best part is the Tire was free!!!!!!!! Brand new with the tags still on it!!!!!
I`m happy for your good luck in getting a free tire. I am wondering why it was free though? I am hoping it is not New Old Stock (NOS). Have you checked the manufacturing date code molded into the sidewall as part of the serial number. Here is some info I copied from another thread:

There'll also be a date code on the tire - baseline is you don't want to run a tire older than 5 years old.

There'll be a dot number on the tire - There should be 4 numbers at the end (assuming the tire is newer than 2000). 0900 would indicate the 9th week of 2000, 2304 would indicate the 23rd week of 2004, etc.

If the tire was manufactured in 99, etc the code will be a 3 digit code - 159 would be 15th week of 1999, 444 would be the 44th week of 1994, etc.


If you want more info, there is a video on youtube about some dangers of running old tires, even if they look brand new.

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Someone that shares my appreciation of fat tires. haha I have a Dunlop 110/90-19 on front Dunlop 170/80-15 on back. It is real close to the shaft housing so yours must be real tight. Didn't see any 180s though. What make is it?

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Not NOS Hoss just happened to be at the rite place rite time!!! place was bought out and the guy that bought the stock is a friend and dosen't work on bikes and gave me the tire. And baldy there is a fingers width space between shaft,track bar,and brake bar. the make is pirelli modle route m66!!! Next will be the 110 in the front!!!

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CUSTOM-Seat,quick detach backrest,2.5"slam brackets,Pipes,Fender struts,head light mount,9"rise dragbars,Grips,Mirrors, turnsignals,LED brake light/Lic.plate frame,Chopper headlight. Shaved,Jetted,coastered,polished forks,saddle&Tool bags,horns moved,180/70/15 rear tire!!! Yes a 180!!!!And other stuff.....
Springfield 1911-A1 Compact .45acp

03 F250 superduty 4x4 V-10 crew cab long box 33's,CAI,SS duals with magnaflow

04 durango AWD
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My 01 has the Dunlop 404 170/80-15's and I can't put my pinky between the shaft cover or the brake bar. Maybe where yours is an 89' its got a bit more room?

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube

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Same-size tires from different manufacturers aren't necessarily the same size. Consider the following example of some real steamrollers of car tires rated as the same size from two different manufacturers:

http://forums.corral.net/forums/show....php?t=1051408

If the tires were mounted on different-size rims when the dimensions were determined, that might explain the difference. There's not much more than pinky clearance on my brake bar with the stock-size Bridgestone S11.
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Not sure why???? But know there is room there for tire expansion and just checked again and can get my index finger in there!!!! So like 3/8 to 1/2 inch clearance!!!

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CUSTOM-Seat,quick detach backrest,2.5"slam brackets,Pipes,Fender struts,head light mount,9"rise dragbars,Grips,Mirrors, turnsignals,LED brake light/Lic.plate frame,Chopper headlight. Shaved,Jetted,coastered,polished forks,saddle&Tool bags,horns moved,180/70/15 rear tire!!! Yes a 180!!!!And other stuff.....
Springfield 1911-A1 Compact .45acp

03 F250 superduty 4x4 V-10 crew cab long box 33's,CAI,SS duals with magnaflow

04 durango AWD
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Damn start looking for a 200 next time you need a tire. lol

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube
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