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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Front wheel / tire size

I'm considering buying a 110/90-19 front tire for my 1995 VN750.
I know it's a bit bigger than stock size. I also know that it would fit a 3.5 in front wheel.
Can anyone tell me the front wheel stock size for this bike? Will it work? Any recommendations?

Thanks a million.

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Stock is 100/90-19, search the site, should be lots of discussion on the 110 size.

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I have a 110 on the front of my 01, Fit just fine and I like the handiling of the bigger ft tire. On a side note the spedo is more acurate

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I, too, switched to the 110 size for the front tire with my last "retread", and second Ccspinner's assertion that the speedometer and odometers read more accurately with the larger diameter. It may not be exactly "spot on", but now when my speedometer is registering 60 MPH, or any other speed for that matter, I know that I'm actually traveling at pretty close to whatever speed is indicated. Makes it nice to not have to do all the "calculating on the go" to compensate for the inaccuracy of the smaller stock tire/speedometer combo. As for brand of tire, that can be your choice----I don't think anyone actually makes a bad tire---not purposely anyway.
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110 is going on when i change tires. it makes the spedo more accurate, but throws the odo off...

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Hizzo could you please explain that...I must be dense (haven't touch the captain morgan YET)
if it makes the speedo more accurate, wouldn't the odometer also be more accurate as well. I'm confused
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Hizzo could you please explain that...I must be dense (haven't touch the captain morgan YET)
if it makes the speedo more accurate, wouldn't the odometer also be more accurate as well. I'm confused
I think that the speedo portion is geared differently than the odometer part. So correcting the speedo changes the odometer.

I prefer to have the odometer correct for maintenance reasons and gas mileage calculations. I just mentally correct for the speedo. Usually just ride with traffic and that works out. Meant to check speedo versus my phone's gps, but am afraid of dropping the phone!

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oh great so that means I might even have more miles on my bike lol or would it be less. I don't have a gps but I do have a neon and the wife said we were doing 30 and so did the bike
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I've gps'd my bike (10% over reality), my Ford Ranger (5% over reality) and my wife's Kia (5% over) so I'm thinking it's normal for them to read high. Of course, they are all asian vehicles...

I gps'd my trip back from a hunting trip, reset the trip on the gps and reset my trip meter on the ford. Ford read 137 miles and the gps read 136. I'd say that's pretty close. (maybe less than 1%) Interesting that the speedo is 5% off but the odo isn't... Seems to be the trend.

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