Looks a WHOLE lot better from stock. How does it ride double up? Does it cause any interference?What does this mod accomplish? To make the rear end look cool! Thats really about it. It did help with correcting the speedo issue from what I can tell. I have done some tests and it does seem to be more acurate. I lowered mine at the same time and love the look and ride. And the rear fender now looks like it fits so much better.
As far as size, it is a 230/60B-15 (86H) Avon Roadrunner AM21 Rear Motorcycle Tire. I do not believe the 230 fits the fender of the classic, I think the 200 is the largest you can go with. I got my tire from this site (I am not affiliated with them, just happy with there service)
Pictures, well ok
gillisfire,Now all the guys that got there new tire need to remember to post some pics when they are installed.
Trimming wise, the belt gaurds will need to be trimmed to fit. The inner mud flap needs to be trimmed down to just above the two top mounting holes. I trimmed mine to where it gives just enough room to allow the screw head to set properly and did a "V" pattern inbetween the two holes about 2 inches further down. If that makes any sence. Unless you do alot of mud ridding or hit alot of puddles it will be no issue. If you do do alot of the formentioned, you can add a piece of foam or something behind the battery to make you feel better.
I would also recomend stiffining up your shock to about 5 or 6 for solo riding and 6 or 7 for two up. This mod is actually fairly easy. Just rmember how the tire is mounted, don't loose any spacers or washers. And don't over tighten your belt. That would probably be the hardest part, adjusting your belt.
And if you are going to lower your bike, it is easier to do it while the tire is off. It takes the weight off the swing arm. And the tire is wide, so it will be close to the fenders inner supports, but is does have enough room for clearance (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch on either side)