Widest tire


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Widest tire

Post by Engel6264 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:08 pm



I want to know what is the widest tire for wear and comfort that I can find?
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Re: Widest tire

Post by cbx4evr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:07 pm

I think your best bet is to stick with the OEM sizing.
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Re: Widest tire

Post by Engel6264 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:45 am

thanks, I'm still trying to find her a wider type tire

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Re: Widest tire

Post by aj1500 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:14 am

the only way your going to get a wider tire is to go to the Dark Side. I don't think there is much difference in width on your MC tires
at least not a real noticeable difference
the dark side offers about 3 different tires, one is taller, one is shorter and one is much wider and in some cases just doesn't fit
do your research before you decide

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Re: Widest tire

Post by minimac » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:23 am

While not the widest, the smoothest riding tire is the Austone . It also has a tall sidewall, which helps absorb bumps much better than something with a shorter sidewall. It is a six ply radial, has a superb load rating, wears like iron and sticks like glue-BUT- it is a car tire. It will steer slightly different, but after five minutes of riding, you won't notice it. It works as well with a bias front as it does with a radial. I have been running this tire (and a front radial) for a long time and a lot of miles. It's the best I've found for the 1500 Wing.

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Re: Widest tire

Post by dingdong » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:27 am

Out of curiosity would you care to share with us why you want a wider tire?
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Re: Widest tire

Post by baba67 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:17 am

I also went dark side on my GL1500 with a voyager kit and the Austone is my tire of choice..."awesome"

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Re: Widest tire

Post by RoadRogue » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:16 pm

The widest you can fit in the swing arm is a 195 CT, there is no more room for anything wider. I have been running a 195-55-16 for a couple of years now, it works well. 8-)


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