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Time for another front tire. I am going with a ME 880 was wondering what the widest I can go is. I am tired of wobbling in the freeway groves!
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Try typing "tire size" into the search box...quite a few recent threads and options. Rule of thumb I believe though, is that you can go .10 larger w/o mods. So, if you have a 100 now, you can easily go 110. 120 I believe has been done, but IMO dangerously close to forks and fender mounts if tire gets low on air. You can also try a lower profile (75 or 70 instead of 80, etc). The tread pattern itself can cause what you mean...a more agressive tread could help a lot. Less radially channeled.




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110 is the widest tire reccomended for the wheel width. Many have the 110 Metz on the front and like it.

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i have a 110 duro blvd on mine and like it

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i just recently put my 110 shinko on and it really does make a difference with those highway grooves

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Ok..Thanks for the info..I have no way to mount the thing so talked to the guy that does it for me and he said he wont mount anything but stock..which means Highway robbery from the bike shop. $50 if you can believe that garbage!! Again thanks for the feed back
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Here's a side by side comparison of the front and rear oversized tires vs stock.

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Ok..Thanks for the info..I have no way to mount the thing so talked to the guy that does it for me and he said he wont mount anything but stock..which means Highway robbery from the bike shop. $50 if you can believe that garbage!! Again thanks for the feed back
Go somewhere else. Tire applications are based on wheel width. The "stock" tires is actually smaller than needed for the rim because they wanted that skinny front tire look. Any shop worth a damn can measure your wheel width and tell you what tires will safely fit.

Tell that shop to go fuk themselves and go somewhere else. I'd drive 100 miles out of my way to avoid dealing with idiots. (And I have)

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Pick up a c-clamp and a set of tire irons and change it yerself...I been doin it since the late 60s....
I should make a thread on that...."How To Change Your Own Tire"....hmmmm....more to come....



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And btw...thanks for that link Deuce...I made it a sticky in that section.



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