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  • Mohammad Posts: 2
    Stock Poster Mohammad
    13 May 2018 08:10 PM
    Hello beautiful people, 

    I have just purchased one of the new Harley Davidson Iron 1200 (XL1200NS). 

    The rear tyre is 150/80B 16. The front tyre is 100/90B 19. 

    I would like to put wider tyres on my bike without having to change the wheels. Can somebody please tell me whether this is possible? And, if so, what the widest tyres I can put on? 

    I am happy to change the wheels if it is necessary as I don't particularly like the standard wheels. 

    Thank you all for your advice and thoughts in advance :-) Peace :-)  

    Mohammad    
  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    13 May 2018 08:29 PM
    It's not a good idea to put on wider tyres without wider wheels to support them.  There's plenty of options for a wider front wheel on Sportsters but you may also need to change forks.  Not sure about the back wheel.  As it's a new bike it might be a good idea to ask the dealer to see if changing wheels affects warranty.
  • Mohammad Posts: 2
    Stock Poster Mohammad
    13 May 2018 08:49 PM
    Posted by Kingchops on 13 May 2018 08:29 PM
    It's not a good idea to put on wider tyres without wider wheels to support them.  There's plenty of options for a wider front wheel on Sportsters but you may also need to change forks.  Not sure about the back wheel.  As it's a new bike it might be a good idea to ask the dealer to see if changing wheels affects warranty.

     Thank you very much for that advice. 


    I watched a Youtube post yesterday that suggested I can install tyre size 18 on the back without changing the wheels. Something similar was suggested about the front tyre (although not size 18). I will take your advice and look further into this. 


    Thanks again.  

  • brash Posts: 586
    Performance Poster brash
    14 May 2018 09:03 AM

    google shinko 777 180


    I know it works on the spoked wheels like 48 etc, but may not work on the cast alloys.

  • friday Posts: 95
    Stock Poster friday
    16 May 2018 05:33 PM
    good advice would be to ride the bike as is and get to know it before changing tyres for the "look" .
    brand new tyres have slippery shit on them too .
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