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Old 10-24-2012, 08:30 PM
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ok so i got a set of the 13 spoke mag rims with the 16" rim thats 3" wide. I know the Metzler 160/80/16 fits but there on backorder. my question is who else makes a tire that size that will fit? Avon has a tire that size but they say it only fits 3.5-4.5". will that fit on a 3" rim? its the same size tire so...
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:44 PM
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So I tried to measure the rim and it looks like its 4" wide. But from what I've found online its 3" wide. Can anybody confirm what the rim size is?

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Are you measuring inside or outside dimension? Inside is the proper dimension.
A 3.5" rim is the smallest I would run a 160 on, not saying you will, but it is a possibility that in a hard curve a wide tire on too narrow of a wheel will roll off the bead, which could lead to catastrophe.
A 160 (6.3") is slightly more than double the width of a 3" wheel.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:19 PM
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We got the Avon Venom 160 size mounted on a 3.5 and it looks great, not cupped up and all tread is still usable even on the chopper. I am gonna use the same tire on my FXDX mags ( 3.5 width) which is the same wheel you are speaking of.
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you can use the metzeler, avon, or dunlop 160/80/16 for the rear....i went with the metzeler thru rocky mtn atv .com they were in stock and have free 3 day shipping
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:11 PM
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Alright guys thanks that's what I needed to know.
My cousin works at s dealership and they couldn't get the Metzeler cuz of back order. Ill check out rocky mt atv. If not looks like its the avons
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i tried getting the metzeler thru direct harley parts and they kept pushing the delivery date back because of backorder also so i decided to go somewhere that had it in stock
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A bit off topic, but...

I was running a 150 Metzeler and this last tire swap I changed to a 150 Avon Venom. The Metz was 5/16" wider than the new Avon is. My conclusion, I'll order a 160 Avon next round.
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Check out the Pirelli Night Dragons. They are made to fit Harley rims. They make a 180 for 16" rim. Pirelli owns Metzler.
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i tried getting the metzeler thru direct harley parts and they kept pushing the delivery date back because of backorder also so i decided to go somewhere that had it in stock
Good all with rocky mt atv! They had them in stock.
The shop my cousin works at, motorcycle superstore, bike bandit, & Dennis Kirk are all on back order for that tire!
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