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Old 03-23-2009, 10:44 PM
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Default Dumb Question - Tire Size 2005 Fatboy

What tire size should I purchase for a 2005 Fatboy with stock rims. I am thinking of the METZLER ME880.

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Old 03-23-2009, 11:06 PM
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hmmm....how about going with the same ones currently on your bike right now?
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A 150/80b/16 is what came on your bike. You won't be able to go any wider without a wider rim. Fender clearance is also a concern.
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Metzler has a tire chart on there website with sizes. They have what they call a stage 1 upgrade to a ME880 160 instead of the stock 150 that requires no modifications
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You can do a 160 but I ahve seen the 160 shred the wiring under the rear fender in the past. I always put a 150 on the rear and a 130 on the front in the Metzlers with the stock rims with no problems.
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run a 150 any bigger and u can hav clearence problems with the tyre and the guard also tyre can rub on the belt in some cases
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:00 AM
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Smile That is why it is a dumb question.

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hmmm....how about going with the same ones currently on your bike right now?
I would but I can't get to my bike.
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