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 Post subject: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:12 pm 

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What's the maximum rear tire size available that's been able to be fitted to a stock H2B swingarm?

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 Post subject: Re: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:40 pm 
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It really depends on the brand. Usually a 130 is the widest, but you get tread rollover and traction suffers with the stock rim width.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Yeah, I have a 130 on a 3" Lester and it barely fits if you don't mind it just touching the chain guard and brake stay. It's pretty close to the swing arm, so I'm not sure a 140 would clear that. My goal was not to go really wide, just get the tire size that Bridgestone recommends for a 3" rim.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:33 pm 
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Yes, I have a 130/80-18 tire on a 3.5" rim. There is sufficient clearance at the swing arm, but I mounted the front of the rear brake torque arm further out, 12mm or so, and shaved the inside of the stock chain guard just a little.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:33 am 
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120 is more comfortable than 130 which is very closed from everything (chain guard and brake bracket) but I prefer 110 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:53 am 
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A Avon Roadrider 130/70 works very well.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:07 am 
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Avon Roadriders just work very well in general. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:30 pm 
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kawracer wrote:
A Avon Roadrider 130/70 works very well.


Rim size range for this tire is 3.00 to 4.00
Recommended size is 3.50


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 Post subject: Re: Max Rear Tire Size
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:06 am 
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P.K. wrote:
kawracer wrote:
A Avon Roadrider 130/70 works very well.


Rim size range for this tire is 3.00 to 4.00
Recommended size is 3.50


That is what I use on my KH500 and it does not wrap as much as some 110 or 120 tires. The chicken strips are very narrow without touching the stock pipes. Avon does make a 130/65-18 roadrace tire that is made for a 2.18 rim.

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