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I have the 2012 Sportster, Super low...17' on the front and 16' on the rear with mags.... radials ..... factory tires....

Looking for replacement suggestions ... as you know the Super Low is ...well low...and I am also mulling over the idea of raising the front end a bit....
so I am wondering if a higher profile tire would do the trick .. or should I extend the front end...

These are the first mags I have had .. and I like em' but the tires themselves .. shipped with the bike .. MOCO installed ....seem slippery

Just tossing around ideas for now so anything would be welcomed....

I am also in Beijing china so any choice I make can be a chore to receive unless made and sold in China.. otherwise I need to go to Hong Kong ... or ship to China....but saying that I could also come back to New Orleans to pick em' up ......
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You can't have factory tires with a 17" front wheel. Stock factory is 19 inches. A higher profile tire will not make any difference. Or, at least not that anyone could notice, your talking 1/8 of an inch?

If you want to raise the front end, you should replace the springs in the front forks. Might at the same time check on replacing and increasing the length of the rear shocks (stock shocks are terrible).
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sorry read wrong.... Michelin Scorcher 11F 120/70ZR18 front & 11 150/60ZR17 rear
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jharba thanks for that rear shock advice...
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Jar - It's the superlow.

Tires, Front Specification 120/70 ZR-18 59W

Tires, Rear Specification 150/60 ZR-17 66W

Not 17, but not 19 either. Anyway - the tire profile will be nominal, like Jar said.
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ok... so if'n' I keep this set up .. what is a good tire for the Low
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Jar - It's the superlow.

Tires, Front Specification 120/70 ZR-18 59W

Tires, Rear Specification 150/60 ZR-17 66W

Not 17, but not 19 either. Anyway - the tire profile will be nominal, like Jar said.
My screw up. Was starting to confuse it with another post I was also working on.
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