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Old 04-28-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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I have an 07 Classic Lt. The oem rear tire is a dumlap D-404 180/70-15. I can't seem to find a 180 tire on the internet to fit. Is anyone else having trouble finding that size tire?
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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Are you firm on dunlaps? Metzeler`s ME880 Marathon has 180/70 HB-15`s. I upgraded to the 200/70-15 and I`m extremely happy with them. I have an o8 900 classic. Will
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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Are you firm on dunlaps? Metzeler`s ME880 Marathon has 180/70 HB-15`s. I upgraded to the 200/70-15 and I`m extremely happy with them. I have an o8 900 classic. Will
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:45 AM   #4
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If you want the original OEM size Dunlop, you'll have to go back to the dealership. I've not seen the 180/70/15 Dunlop on any website or catalog. If you're sticking to the original size through the internet, you're pretty much limited to Pirelli or Metzeler. I got such bad mileage out of my OEM's (5300!!) that I went with a new set of Pirelli MT66's. So far have almost 2K miles on them and the rear looks almost brand new. If you go with a 170/80/15, then your options open up (and it will help cure your speedo error).
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:13 AM   #5
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Have you checked American Motorcycle Tire.com
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replys and help on my tire problem, I wanted to stay with dunlop because I just put new front and rear tires on the bike 500 miles ago and I picked up a screw in the rear tire and I'm uncomfortable with the repair on the rear tire. So now I'm leaning towards the metlzer tires, new front and rear (170) in white walls. Anyone have any trouble when they went fron 180 to 170? Willyworld, when you put the 200 on the rear, did it fit the rim and did you have to make any changes to the bike for the wider tire?
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Thanks for the replys and help on my tire problem, I wanted to stay with dunlop because I just put new front and rear tires on the bike 500 miles ago and I picked up a screw in the rear tire and I'm uncomfortable with the repair on the rear tire. So now I'm leaning towards the metlzer tires, new front and rear (170) in white walls. Anyone have any trouble when they went fron 180 to 170? Willyworld, when you put the 200 on the rear, did it fit the rim and did you have to make any changes to the bike for the wider tire?
No I didn`t have do or change anything altthough I did have to dig deeper into my piggybank. The jump from 180 to 200 is $teep. I believe the 200 is the biggest tire you can put on a 900 without serious mods. The 200 looks great on the 900 especially next to my RoadBurner 2 into 1 5 inch Velocity Pro exhaust.....varoooooooommm. I highly recommend them both. Will
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:46 AM   #8
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You can fit up to a 230 on the rear without any mods. There are a few people on here who have those on the stock rim.
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Are there any pics around of a 210-230 on a stock wheel. Im interested in probably about a 210 but I thought 200 was the biggest for a stock wheel.
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Dave,

You can go to a 210 (BUT) they don't have that "fat tire" look It is hard to explain so for lack of better words the look ummmm bulky around the bead....
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