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I will be due to replace my stock Dunlops soon and have been considering changing to Metz 240/260 - has anyone any experience of doing this with a Rick's tank installed? ie. clearance issues?

Also I would be grateful if someone could provide me with the correct Metz tire sizes/model designation for both front & rear..

Thanks in advance....
 

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I have done some research already, here are my notes:

metz
1568300 240/40R18 TL (79V) R 8.50 8.00-9.00 239 655 963 40-42 160 6.5 17.66
1594300 260/40R18 TL (84V) R 9.50 8.50-9.50 259 660 1102 40-42 160 6.0 17.73

avon
250/40 R18 81V 9.00 8.50 - 9.50 252 659
venom R
250/40R18 81V MT9.00 8.50 - 9.50 253 10.00 657 25.90

dunlop
240/40R18 79V 4080-88 8.00 25.91 (658.11) 9.29 12/32 963 @ 41

What to notice - circumference - stock dunlop 658.11, metz 655 (240) and 660 (260). The avon 250 is really a 253 but I like the circumference of 657. The metz 260 is really a 259. Ok, I know these are just mm, but pointing out the facts.

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I have done some research already, here are my notes:

metz
1568300 240/40R18 TL (79V) R 8.50 8.00-9.00 239 655 963 40-42 160 6.5 17.66
1594300 260/40R18 TL (84V) R 9.50 8.50-9.50 259 660 1102 40-42 160 6.0 17.73

avon
250/40 R18 81V 9.00 8.50 - 9.50 252 659
venom R
250/40R18 81V MT9.00 8.50 - 9.50 253 10.00 657 25.90

dunlop
240/40R18 79V 4080-88 8.00 25.91 (658.11) 9.29 12/32 963 @ 41

What to notice - circumference - stock dunlop 658.11, metz 655 (240) and 660 (260). The avon 250 is really a 253 but I like the circumference of 657. The metz 260 is really a 259. Ok, I know these are just mm, but pointing out the facts.

Dave
Thanks for the info Dave, the Metz 260 doesn't look too much larger than the Dunlop 240 so maybe ok with Rick's tank installed - I would be interested in what Max thinks about installing a 260 with Ricks tank installed..
cheers Tony
 

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Yes. if you are running stock shocks with the 260 when your bike is up on a jack the tire will rub the tank. When the weight of the bike is put on the shocks the clearance gets greater between the tank and the tire. I am contemplating lowering my bike for this reason. The tank is really easy to install and a nice product.
 

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FWIW, Rick advertises that this thing will fit up to a 300mm rear tire. I doubt there will be any clearance issues with a 260.
 

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Gdub said:
Not so RJ. My dad and I are both running a 260 on the reactors and it is exactly stated as above on both bikes. Mrvrodder had the same issues with his 260.


http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64274
Thanks Gdub. With the bike on the lift it would touch without the shocks, even my 200 can touch the tank. With the shocks on, even on the lift, it doesn't touch.
 

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No worries. Who ever really rides there bike while on the lift. As I stated when the weight of the bike is on the shocks and then the weight of the rider the clearance gets greater.
 

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No worries. Who ever really rides there bike while on the lift. As I stated when the weight of the bike is on the shocks and then the weight of the rider the clearance gets greater.
I always wondered about those big bumps though where you get thrown in the air - if the tire touches the tank for a moment.
 

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dmlkm said:
I always wondered about those big bumps though where you get thrown in the air - if the tire touches the tank for a moment.

exactly. If the tire rubs when all the weight is off the springs, that is no good at all. You regularly unload your suspension to varying degrees every time you crest a hill or bump. While you might not be getting air, there are lots of times when you have almost no weight on your wheels. At least on the crappy roads I have to ride on.
 
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