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Old 10-18-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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Rear tire nightrod special 2009

What is the maximum rear tire width I can install on the stock swing arm ? Is it the 280 or can I go to the 300


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Old 10-18-2012, 04:11 AM   #2
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280 on stock rim
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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it is 260 if you go for 280 it will pinch on the rim and possibly come off, safety before beauty

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:20 AM   #4
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It is 280. The tire will not come off.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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It is 280. The tire will not come off.
Either way your going to pay more money for 280 when it only cups and makes the tire 1/16 of an inch on each side bigger then the 260. Meaning you really can't notice a difference so I suggest sticking with the 260. 280 wheel on the stock rim is not a true 280.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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Cost is only about 40 dollars more.

Though it may not be much wider when measured horizontally, the extra curvature of the tire still makes it appear wider to the eye. The difference is definatly noticable.


Left is stock 240, middle is 250, right is 280

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #7
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If you see the 280 off the rim and on the rim there is a huge loss of wideness. It makes no sense to have a 280 on a stock rim besides bragging rights.

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:39 AM   #8
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I read a lot on this issue here on the forum - I decided to go with a Metzler 260 - no problem in getting it onto the stock rim at all. The 260 appears to be as wide as a 280
I do not think that there is much diff in the two at all.

Also went with a new Metz on the front - handling is Superb!
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I read a lot on this issue here on the forum - I decided to go with a Metzler 260 - no problem in getting it onto the stock rim at all. The 260 appears to be as wide as a 280
I do not think that there is much diff in the two at all.

Also went with a new Metz on the front - handling is Superb!
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If you see the 280 off the rim and on the rim there is a huge loss of wideness. It makes no sense to have a 280 on a stock rim besides bragging rights.

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You are correct. Off the rim the 280 looks massive but once its squeezed on there isn't a lot of difference between that and the 260.
I needed to replace my worn out 260 so went for the 280 as it was only slightly more expensive.
The original poster asked what was the biggest you could fit on the stock rim and the answer is the 280
Here is my 280...
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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The pic with the dog is a 260

the white v-rod is a 280.

Hope you see what I mean. You save $40 bucks but it's $40 bucks. plus it doesn't culp in which could cause issues but so far I have hear that only once.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #12
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Excellent! Clever as well
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Excellent! Clever as well
Along with Gluttony, Lust and Pride
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #15
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Along with Gluttony, Lust and Pride
Lust of the flesh - Lust of the Eye and the Pride of Life.....

But those fat tires sure do look good - and as an added bonus they make my rear-end look small LOL
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