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Question What the widest ???

I'm looking into getting new tires and I'm going to go up a size In the front to a 110/90 19 and a rear tire to 170/80 15 but was wondering if I can go wider in the rear and does any have the size off hand. Please post pics I you have done it. I'm very intrested in knowing.
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Seems like one member went to the darkside with a 180/??-15 car tire, and just managed to fit it on. I don`t recall the aspect ratio or the brand right now.

The 170/80-15 mc tires of most brands seem to fit according to reports on this board.
I wouldn`t recommend anything wider. As it is the 150/90 is the stock size tire for much larger cruisers including the older vn1500s I believe. Not sure why you would want a wider tire than the 170 anyway.

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Seems like one member went to the darkside with a 180/??-15 car tire, and just managed to fit it on. I don`t recall the aspect ratio or the brand right now.

The 170/80-15 mc tires of most brands seem to fit according to reports on this board.
I wouldn`t recommend anything wider. As it is the 150/90 is the stock size tire for much larger cruisers including the older vn1500s I believe. Not sure why you would want a wider tire than the 170 anyway.
I also read of another member blowing up their rear rim with a oversized car tire. Be careful fitting them!

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I also read of another member blowing up their rear rim with a oversized car tire. Be careful fitting them!
I don`t recall seeing that thread thtanner. If you see it again would you bump it to the top or PM a link to me? thanks
I have heard of darksiders needing to pump the CT up to a hundred psi or so to get it to seat the bead, but never heard of a rim failing while doing so.

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I don`t recall seeing that thread thtanner. If you see it again would you bump it to the top or PM a link to me? thanks
I have heard of darksiders needing to pump the CT up to a hundred psi or so to get it to seat the bead, but never heard of a rim failing while doing so.
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well ****, tire blew up while trying to seat the bead thats 125$ down the drain gonna get a m880 for now and try again next time....... let me know if that 175 is good
Is the original post, cant find where but he also found it cracked the rim and had to replace it too.

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