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Hey Newberry, I used a 150/80/16 on my 3.5 inch rc comp rim. AM18 supervervenom will work. This is a V rated tire and will fit. I had one the first time I did this change. Really wide, I think it will be wider than the Metz and therefore a little harder to fit but still possible.
Thanks ralph. I will look into it.. I really want a bigger tire, this is the way to go I think....Thanks for all the good info...
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Hey Jason, The make offset sprockets for this job anyway but the chain is narrower than the belt so you should be able to go with a wider tire anyway. I was originally told I need to go to a chain if I wanted a wider tire.

Ron has written an excellent how to that is for sure. I am still trying to figure out how I am going to use the carriage bolts on my struts since the holes for the mount hardware are all recessed.
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Think this mod will work on a 01 1200c?
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All rear components are the same so why not. I really don't think the year matters one bit. The swingarm and wheels are all the smae from late 80's to 03 I think.
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Why diden`t the MOCO deliver this from the beginning, lokks much better now. Did the job last night, on my 00 xl 53C.
Hawen`t been abel to testride it yet, but shure looks great
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Why diden`t the MOCO deliver this from the beginning, lokks much better now. Did the job last night, on my 00 xl 53C.
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I'm almost finished with the Dunlop 404 150/80-16 install on my 2000 XLH. Took the advice in the sticky: 3/8 spacer from company recommended and I needed 2 washers on the right side between the swingarm and the bushing. A 1-3/8 long bushing will eliminate need for washers; I'll have to check the Indy tomorrow. If he doesn't have them, they can be ordered from the spacer company.

Clearance between the belt and tire is about 1/8 to 3/16"; plenty there. I installed 2" long 7/16 x 14 bolts in the hub pulley due to the 3/8 spacer and used Locktite Red. I did have to grind the Grade 8 markings off the bolt heads; the raised markings rubbed on the shock bolt (just enough to hear them). I'll have to work on polishing the bolt heads now. The belt alignment looks right; there is no obvious misalignment that got my attention.

The wider tire did cause some problems with installing the caliper; had to take the pads out, get the bushing between the caliper and wheel, then get the axle in (yeah, I could have used a third hand). Anyway, after getting the axle in, the pads slipped in from the bottom pretty easy. Also, the axle is about 1" too short due to the washers and hub spacer; I can't get the cotter pin in the castelated nut. I'm not sure if a nylon insert locknut would give me 2 or 3 threads after torquing the nut.

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I am getting ready to change out my 140/90 kenda which measures 6.25 across to a 140/70/16 kenda for the low profile mean ass look. Going to a 120/70/19 up front. Looks like I will need a new front fender. I did not have the axle problem with my 150. Must be the brand of axle you have because mine works fine.
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ok so I have a 01 1200c and I started out following the info in the sticky. I ended up mocking the bike up several times with different combos. I started out with the 3/8 pully spacer and needed 2 washers on the drive side for pully space on the swingarm. But really the issue I had was with the space in the fender. I got shorter progressive shocks and wasnt happy with the fit in the fender. I ordered a 1/4 spacer and mocked it up with one washer on the drive side. I still wasnt happy with the fit in the fender. Believe it or not I gave it a shot with no spacer and I put one washer on the left side of the bike. This combo is the keeper. spacing in the fender is fine on both sides and although the fit is tight with the belt to clear the tire it fits fine. I will add some pictures tomorrow. Looks and handles great. Oh yeah I went with the metzeler 880's and they look great. 150/80HB-16 in the rear and 90/90H-21 in the front. oh and I didnt use carriage bolts. I had chrome bolts in the fender and wanted to keep the look. so I just got thinner nuts about 1/3 the thickness of the factory nuts. I then shortened the bolts and they fit fine. overall you cant tell the bike didnt come from the factory this way. I guess that there must be differences atleast from 95 to 01 because there was way too much space with the 3/8 spacer.
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ok so I have a 01 1200c and I started out following the info in the sticky. I ended up mocking the bike up several times with different combos. I started out with the 3/8 pully spacer and needed 2 washers on the drive side for pully space on the swingarm. But really the issue I had was with the space in the fender. I got shorter progressive shocks and wasnt happy with the fit in the fender. I ordered a 1/4 spacer and mocked it up with one washer on the drive side. I still wasnt happy with the fit in the fender. Believe it or not I gave it a shot with no spacer and I put one washer on the left side of the bike. This combo is the keeper. spacing in the fender is fine on both sides and although the fit is tight with the belt to clear the tire it fits fine. I will add some pictures tomorrow. Looks and handles great. Oh yeah I went with the metzeler 880's and they look great. 150/80HB-16 in the rear and 90/90H-21 in the front. oh and I didnt use carriage bolts. I had chrome bolts in the fender and wanted to keep the look. so I just got thinner nuts about 1/3 the thickness of the factory nuts. I then shortened the bolts and they fit fine. overall you cant tell the bike didnt come from the factory this way. I guess that there must be differences atleast from 95 to 01 because there was way too much space with the 3/8 spacer.
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