Time to replace the front tire on my 2005 Wing; does anyone know what would be the next size up (I do not want to replace the wheel)? I have the Centramatics installed... (love 'em & gonna keep 'em with new tire)!
Just in case anybody misses it, the tire size increase to correct the speedo is the rear tire.Don't know about the front, but many will go to the Valkuri tires size. It also fixes the speedo error on 2008s and down. It is just a little bigger and also makes it almost roll onto the center stand.
Yea, I know... he did not pay much attention to my post... I NEVER SAID ANYHING ABOUT A REAR TIRE! I have a car tire on the rear! Very satisfied thus no issue! The speedo has been corrected and my post also did not refer to any issues with the speedo.I believe that their refering to putting a 70 series tire on the rear of the wing which corrects the speedo reading. (This might be the standard size tire that is ran on the rear of the Valkyrie).
Thank you sir! I have an old 150/70r 18 and will see how it fits. If it seems to be OK and the design of the tread looks like it would adapt to front steering... we'll probably bite the bullet and try it.Amazing how so many people will answer a question with a question or to tell you not to do what you asked about. 8 replies and not one offered a suggestion. Absolutley amazing.
The next size up is 150/70r18 but everything I can find about that size is a rear tire. I'd guess if you bought one and put it on and it works you'd be the expert!
Thank you sir! I have an old 150/70r 18 and will see how it fits. If it seems to be OK and the design of the tread looks like it would adapt to front steering... we'll probably bite the bullet and try it.
Yep... I agree... I guess they could be considered hi-jack junkies. If I see a thread and I have nothing to contribute, I don't jump in! Seems like a lot of people want to be heard and seen! :evil: Yep, I agree - absolutely amazing! :thumbup:
Turkey,Yea, I know... he did not pay much attention to my post... I NEVER SAID ANYHING ABOUT A REAR TIRE! I have a car tire on the rear! Very satisfied thus no issue! The speedo has been corrected and my post also did not refer to any issues with the speedo.
I still would like someone that has the experience to suggest the next larger size that will work on the front.
Isn't it interesting how people will 'hi jack' a thread and inject things that have absolutely noting to do with the subject matter!
Yes sir, I would appreciate the name and size.I run a rear tire on the front and a car tire on the rear. They work great and I get lots of extra miles. Been doing this for years. If you want to know brand of tire I will have to ck. for you.
Yes sir, winter tires are generally not needed here in Georgia. Thanks for the tire size... looks like I am well on the way to getting ready to pull the front off!Paul the best fit I have found is with a BT-45 140-70 rear on the front.
I've run this size tire in the Summer for 6 years or more with no issues with the Hack bolted up.
Some say the BT-45 is good in 2-Wheel mode too.
I could give you a few hints on Winter Tires for the front but that is likely well beyond your needs.
Paul.I have tried a few rear tires up front.Clearance is going to be an issue.
As you know the front 1800's tires are radial construction.All others tires that might fit will be biased ply.
The problem I found running biased ply up front is "they grow" at higher speeds.
One did this to my fender/ext.
Even without an Extension on the rear fender it will still touch.I read of a few Darksiders who had fender issues too.
What I did was I oblonged the top front bracket holes so I could tilt out the bottom of the rear fender away from the tire.(Nothing is needed on the rear bracket holes)
That solved the tire growing/rubbing issues.
Now you can try different sizes and now know how to modify the top fender bracket if you smell rubber burning?.