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Old 04-04-2010, 06:49 PM
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Has anybody with a 2006 Ultra Classic put a 160/80B16 Elite III rear tire on their bike? I am tempted to try it but I don't want to open up a can of worms...too nice out to not be riding.

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there are some that have done it however the 160 is only recomended for a 3-1/2 rim not your 3 inch rim.
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bigdumbnoitall00 just about has it on the button! I have a 150 on the 2005 wheel in my bike, which is the widest recommended for a 3" rim, but I am sure there are some Ultras out there with 160s. One of them will probably be along soon.
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I have the MU90 on the rear of my 2005. It looks a lot wider than stock and it's the recommended tire for that rim.
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I have the MU90 on the rear of my 2005. .
MU90?
WTH? The MU90 is a NATO-standard-calibre (323,7mm) fire-and-forget LWT of 304 Kg and 2850 mm length, designed to counter any type of nuclear or conventional submarine.
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Thanks for all of the responses. It sounds like the safest way to proceeed is to go with the MU90B16...sounds like that is a good tire.
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MU90?
WTH? The MU90 is a NATO-standard-calibre (323,7mm) fire-and-forget LWT of 304 Kg and 2850 mm length, designed to counter any type of nuclear or conventional submarine.
I guess they are multi-functional! On a dresser they pretend to be just 140mm wide (compared with the earlier spec rear MT at 130mm wide). An Avon 140 and 150 Venoms are both MU rated.
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