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Any pics of stock 80/90-21 vs Metzeler 90/90-21

Looking for advice! Wanting a beefier tire up front on my custom, is there actually a difference visually between 80/90 & 90/90 up front in the stock wheel? Thanks in advance!
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Curious also. In the market for new tires. Are you going for appearance or function?

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Looking for advice! Wanting a beefier tire up front on my custom, is there actually a difference visually between 80/90 & 90/90 up front in the stock wheel? Thanks in advance!


I believe those who increase the size of the front tire may experience tire rub on the front fender. I believe the front fender would need to be raised in order to install the larger tire. The custom has a low profile tire and the larger size is 10mm. If Iím not mistaken. I was interested in going larger myself since I wanted whitewalls, but didnít want them bad enough to modify the front fender.


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I put a Metzler ME880 Marathon 90/90-21 on 10,000 miles ago, so there is no sense of a picture now (it's pretty well worn). When I mounted it, I heard that you may have to slot the fender mount, but there was no problem with mine. The new tire nubs hit, but wore off in a few miles.

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