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    Rear Wheel

    I think I have asked this question before but I will go ahead and post this thread. I was recently told that I can put a 200 rear tire on my 1999 vstar custom without any modification. Clean swap. Is there any truth to this? Thanks in advanced and Happy Holidays. E!

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    Don't really know much about that. A 170 fits with plenty of room left over. I just may fit. Check with your local shops and see what they say.
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    Thanks for the reply, currently I am running a 170. Looking to go bigger. E

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    Let's do the math. We have a 170mm tire and we want to use a 200mm. We are going to be 15mm wider on each side of the tire.

    So you need 15mm clearance on each side just to fit by the numbers. You'll probably need a bit more though.
    15 millimeter = 0.5905512 inch

    What is the clearance space currently on your motorcycle at the tightest spot on each side of the 170mm tire?
    Last edited by FX; 12-14-2005 at 04:58 PM.
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    Now that is a detailed answer FX. I'm thinking it will be a little wide for the stock set up. Not really going to run out and measure it. As a 170 tire cost enough. Would hate to see the $$$ for the 200.
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    WOW! And I thought I was doing good when I got a 145mm to fit that back of my Electra-Glide.

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