Rear Tire width - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
mbinnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Elizabethtown, In
Year/Make/Model: 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic FI
Displacement/CC's: 1500
Color: Custom Paint
Gender: Male
Posts: 57
Garage
Rear Tire width

Have a '01 Vulcan classic with 150/90 b16 on the rear, anyone know what is the widest I can run on it? running Commander II's up front.

Brian
2001 Vulcan Classic 1500 FI

U.S. Navy Vet
U.S.S. Savannah AOR-4
mbinnie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 04:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Gainesville, Fl.
Posts: 415
My guess is 180/65/16 which comes in a commander II as well, thats what alot of 1700 riders use, but perhaps someone else will know more....ride on.....
wally segap is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 05:49 AM
wocka, wocka, wocka
 
Poncho Villa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,618
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbinnie View Post
Have a '01 Vulcan classic with 150/90 b16 on the rear, anyone know what is the widest I can run on it? running Commander II's up front.
mb,, measure the RIM width. inches x 25mm. consult yor local online tire store such as tirerack.com, will usually list appro tire size by rim size.
you typically can go up 1 or 2 sizes max from stock tire widths and being able to keep the tire Bead on the Rim..
Keep in mind that on a Round Profile mc tire that increasing the tire size on a smaller rim does not increase the Total Width and Footprint you are putting on the ground. Rather you are creating a bigger round profile that changes the way the bike will Tip In corners.. slower.

If yor wanting to put a bigger Sasquatch footprint on the ground, particular running straight, is to repent and convert to a Ct in about same similar size as Mt.
also keep in mind that you are now going Rogue and over to the Darkside where you will be flamed and shamed by the host of fearful purist (religion) residing this and every other 4m. So b4 yor tire sole burns in hell for all eternity.. consider the ramifications of yor sinning and grinning.. all just to get a little more rubber on the road.? poncho




not another boring list of mods;
14 guzzi v14, 14 Injun chieftain v18, 13 guzzi v7, 12 hardley 48
07 kaw v2k, 07 guzzi v11, 07 yam v17, 07 96ci 'lectraglide
06 88ci superglide, 05 hardley 883, 05 yam v17
04 zooki sv1k, 03 guzzi v11, 02 kaw v15
01 Honda 750, 00 hardley 883, 84 Honda v7 supermagna, 99 hardley 883
92 zooki v8 sport, 88 zooki 650 thumper, 84 Honda 500 thumper
80 Honda 360t, 78 Honda cb500f, 75 Honda cb750f
73 Honda cb500f, 73 Yam TX750 blow up bike, 72 Honda cb350t

Last edited by Poncho Villa; 08-28-2015 at 05:52 AM.
Poncho Villa is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2015, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
mbinnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Elizabethtown, In
Year/Make/Model: 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic FI
Displacement/CC's: 1500
Color: Custom Paint
Gender: Male
Posts: 57
Garage
Poncho, gonna stay with the stock tire. being a wider is not gonna make foe a larger footprint, But have considered the ct but that is as far as I have gotten, a friend of mind here as went to the DS with a ct on his, but not ready for that myself yet, but am keeping a open mind on going to the ct.

Brian
2001 Vulcan Classic 1500 FI

U.S. Navy Vet
U.S.S. Savannah AOR-4
mbinnie is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 06:56 AM
Junior Member
 
Sidey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Year/Make/Model: 2005
Displacement/CC's: 805
Color: Black
Gender: Male
Posts: 4
Hoping to run 160 white wall rear on my 16" 800cc Classic, Anyone in Oz know of good tyre dealers?

Cheers Sidey

~~No Thrills for the Cautious~~

Current Bikes :

Kawasaki VN800 Classic 2005

BSA B31 350cc 1952
Sidey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
shock length + tire width La Douche Vulcan 750 0 07-24-2011 01:18 PM
Rear Wheel width on 2007 Custom usg436o Vulcan 900 5 04-25-2011 12:02 PM
Anyone happen to know the front wheel rim width on an 800A? Mambo Dave Vulcan 800 25 03-31-2011 08:36 AM
Rim width bigmacbkr Vulcan 1700 2 02-26-2011 07:22 PM
Increasing front tire width jayzx6r General Vulcan Talk 0 09-20-2009 11:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome