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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Fat rear tire, pro's and cons?

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+ More traction. _ Higher price.
+ Great look. _ Handling?
+ load bearing?

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I just test drove a Victory bike with a wide rear tire, it definitely is a different ride, slower turns, or at least you have to lean more. go test drive a Victory Hammer.

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I'm one oversize, don't think she'll go any larger, or wouldn't want to (maybe darkside it). No cons I can think of, great handling and couldn't beat the price for the Shinko tires.

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I am one over myself and handles good.now here's a plus with a tire like a 280 or 300 if you have a big ole lady.it will make her backside look smaller.seriously though i read about a guy that had a 300 rear and got hit in the front end so hard that his forks got ripped off but he just spun around and stayed upright cause of the fat tire.

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I do have a friend that has a lot of those Victory Cycles in his shop. Might just do that.

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Fat chick attractant!

I'm worried that all, the large Women, will want to go for a ride,if the rear tire makes there hoomungos butt, look small. Fear,Horror, Terror!!
LOL, just kiding. The idea of a more relaxed cornering, works for me,I personaly hate it when the bike wants to dive onto the peg, I prefer to put it there,in degree's. I had a Bonneville that was great for extreme control, still impressed by the memory. Thanks for the feed back. Have a nice day

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170 rear tyre
Custom cyane blue paint, wheels included
Relocated regulator rectifier
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LED indicators and flasher unit.
Replaced CDI
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Speaking of radical accidents.

I bought a steer tire of a bike that was hit so hard at touring speed,that the bike was embedded in the grill and bumper section of the offending weapon. The rider, after the car stopped, stepped of his bike unharmed!

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Slash cut stainless mufflers
170 rear tyre
Custom cyane blue paint, wheels included
Relocated regulator rectifier
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Six pack rack
LED indicators and flasher unit.
Replaced CDI
Coasters
Penrite 10/50
Oil pressure hot at 1000 rpm 20 psi, 4000 rpm 60 psi
Shows 67000 kms
Jets 38 idle Mains 120 changed to 40 idle 135 main.
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Cons:
More rolling resistance means lower mpg figure.

Wider the tire more effort is needed to lean the bike over.

More unsprung weight.

"Handling" can be effected either way...

Pros:

More rubber means better grip.

Yes, higher load capacity.

Better grip means shorter stops.


Many have put on the wider tires here and are happy with the result.

Looks are subjective. To me the rear is already big compared to the front, I'd rather have a wider front tire.....

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Oh! Didn't see this post. I just put the larger tires on mine. LOVE EM! Does require a slight bit more torque to run I think but the ride is better. Still very maneuverable. I think I can take a knee on em....not.


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I have +1 on mine front and back. The ride is greatly improved over the old tires, but you kinda expect that anyways.

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