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Old 04-24-2009, 11:34 PM
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Default Fat Bob tire replacement options

What are the tire options out there for the Fat Bob FXDF tires? The current Dunlop D427F 130x90/16 and 180x70/16 are crap, expecially in the rain. Want something more sport oriented rather than the dual purpose HD put on the Fat Bob.

Is it possible to put radials, if I can find the right size, on a Fat Bob?
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:47 AM
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I put on ME 880 MARATHON's on front and back. You can fit bigger tires on the stock rims.
Im running 200 on the rear and a 150 on the front, love the handling.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:19 AM
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Default Metz 880 recall

just saw this recall on the Metz 880 in the FXDF front tire size: minor just stamping load information.

With all the Metz 880 problems in the past from Brzilian tires, are there any other tire options out there for the Fat Bob?



Pirelli Tire Recalls Certain Metzeler ME880 Motorcycle Tires
February 11, 2009
Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size: Production Dates:
METZELER / ME 880 MARATHON / 130/90 B16 M/C TL 73H Information not Available
Manufacturer: PIRELLI TIRE LLC Mfr’s Report Date: JAN 22, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09T003000 N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: TIRES:MARKINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1615
Summary: PIRELLI TIRE, LLC IS RECALLING CERTAIN METZELER ME880 MARATHON MOTORCYCLE TIRES, SIZES 13/90 B16 M/C TL 73H AND 140/90 B16 M/C TL 77H, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 22 AND SEPTEMBER 13, 2008. THESE TIRES WERE STAMPED WITH INCORRECT LOAD RANGE AND INFLATION PRESSURE INFORMATION WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE LABELING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 119, “NEW PNEUMATIC TIRES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A GVWR OF MORE THAN 4,536 KILOGRAMS (10,000 POUNDS) AND MOTORCYCLES.”
Consequence: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO PROVIDE SAFE OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE LEVELS.
Remedy: METZELER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT METZELER CONSUMER AFFAIRS AT 1-877-202-4993 .
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-8... (TTY 1-8... ), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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Do you have pics of these fater tires on your bike? love to c it.
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What are the tire options out there for the Fat Bob FXDF tires? The current Dunlop D427F 130x90/16 and 180x70/16 are crap, expecially in the rain. Want something more sport oriented rather than the dual purpose HD put on the Fat Bob.

Is it possible to put radials, if I can find the right size, on a Fat Bob?
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Crap in the rain?????? Really.... these pics are rain pics taken of stock tires on my Fat Bob, also some in the dry...... they stick plenty good enough for my riding style......
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you won't find many pics of Harleys leaned over like this in dry conditions...
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the bike is raised 1 inch over stock with slightly upgraded suspension components.
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So don't believe the myth that stock Fat Bob, goofy treaded D427s are crap, they are indeed superb roadholders and longlasting as well.
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i dont find anything wrong with the stock tires..
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My stock front one is feathered all to hell but I agree I've grinded my pegs pretty darn good on my trip to the dragon... I plan on keeping my stockers as spares but will be upgrading to the Avons at some point...
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My rear stocker has 9700 miles on it. May be able to get another 2k out of it. Not to bad. Who's got the best price on stock replacement tires?
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What are the tire options out there for the Fat Bob FXDF tires? The current Dunlop D427F 130x90/16 and 180x70/16 are crap, expecially in the rain. Want something more sport oriented rather than the dual purpose HD put on the Fat Bob.

Is it possible to put radials, if I can find the right size, on a Fat Bob?
Neat suspension lineup in your sig! I have just put Ohlins on my dresser. I put Avons above all the other tyre options. Go to their website for their recommendations for your model.
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I got 9000 miles out of my stock tire but i as well just went with a dunlon elite 3 200/60/16... its actualy on the bike and i havent gotten a chance to ride her yet just got it on its almost midnight and i have work at 8 am so ill try it out tomorrow on the way to work lol... i only have two curves though and untill i wear off the slippery coating from the factory i cant hit those hard lol
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