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Spadesluck
27th January 2009, 23:37
First off the bike is going through some changes right now so it is not respectable. This is a 91 883 Sportster. I just wanted to show the differences in tire sizes for others to see. No I have not rode the bike so I cannot say how they handle. The mounted tires are the larger size of coarse and they are Metzeler ME880's. Front 19/110 and Rear 16/150.

Fronts
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/spadesluck/FrontTireCompare.jpg

Rear
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/spadesluck/RearTireCompare.jpg

shotgun46
28th January 2009, 00:00
First off the bike is going through some changes right now so it is not respectable. This is a 91 883 Sportster. I just wanted to show the differences in tire sizes for others to see. No I have not rode the bike so I cannot say how they handle. The mounted tires are the larger size of coarse and they are Metzeler ME880's. Front 19/110 and Rear 16/150.

Fronts
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/spadesluck/FrontTireCompare.jpg

Rear
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/spadesluck/RearTireCompare.jpg

Dang That's Phat ! Thanks for the pictures !

cc rider
28th January 2009, 00:12
nice! did you have to do any mods for them to fit?

cc

Spadesluck
28th January 2009, 00:18
None at all, they fit the stock rims just fine.

AZ Nightster
28th January 2009, 02:23
Looking good so far:clap Post more pics when you get the tins back on.

Spadesluck
28th January 2009, 22:32
Thank you and I will.

snowman
28th January 2009, 22:44
If you haven't ridden the ME 880's before, you're gonna like them!!:banana:banana:banana

ReddTigger
28th January 2009, 22:50
You'll appreciate the additional meat when you do finally get them on the road..

Here's a photo from my mounted 110 vs my buddies mounted 100.. you can see a real difference....


Click the pic for the thread.
http://i38.tinypic.com/fwuezr.jpg (http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=312025)

here's also the 150 on the rear with a fender installed.. to allow enough room for the Belt to not interfere with the tire. I had to add a 3/16" spacer to space out the sprocket.. Info below.

Click the pic for the thread..
http://i28.tinypic.com/33elddv.jpg (http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=215510)

racerwill
28th January 2009, 23:02
looks good..... you got away with the 150 rear because you have a chain and not a belt...... I have a belt on my '91 and a 140 is so close to touching there's almost no clearance....... a 150 with a belt requires a spacer like Tigg did......

post more pics when you get the tins done and on......

Ww

Spadesluck
29th January 2009, 02:34
looks good..... you got away with the 150 rear because you have a chain and not a belt...... I have a belt on my '91 and a 140 is so close to touching there's almost no clearance....... a 150 with a belt requires a spacer like Tigg did......

post more pics when you get the tins done and on......

Ww

That was my only saving grace, the fact that mine is a chain. There is not much room for anything else.

biknut
29th January 2009, 02:44
That's cool. I got the 110 on the front already, but I'm working on the rear. I really like the way a 150 looks on the back of a solid mount.

My plan is to space out the front and rear 3/8"

ReddTigger
29th January 2009, 05:47
That's cool. I got the 110 on the front already, but I'm working on the rear. I really like the way a 150 looks on the back of a solid mount.

My plan is to space out the front and rear 3/8"
3/8" is probably too much.. I am just at the threshold with 3/16" spacers and you only need them on the sprocket.. You'll also need a slightly longer spacer for the wheel on the right side as well, or you may experience some contact with the pulley bolts and the swingarm or shock mount bolt. I used some large washers and found no problems with it to date..

biknut
29th January 2009, 17:31
3/8" is probably too much.. I am just at the threshold with 3/16" spacers and you only need them on the sprocket.. You'll also need a slightly longer spacer for the wheel on the right side as well, or you may experience some contact with the pulley bolts and the swingarm or shock mount bolt. I used some large washers and found no problems with it to date..

I'm running a 18" rear wheel. Most of the 18X130 tires I've run are almost touching my belt now. A 150 tire is 20mm wider than a 130, at least the one I'm planning to use is. 10mm extra on each side. 10mm is almost exactly 3/8". I don't think it will hurt anything if I end up with a little extra clearence between the belt and tire.

ReddTigger
29th January 2009, 17:47
I'm running a 18" rear wheel. Most of the 18X130 tires I've run are almost touching my belt now. A 150 tire is 20mm wider than a 130, at least the one I'm planning to use is. 10mm extra on each side. 10mm is almost exactly 3/8". I don't think it will hurt anything if I end up with a little extra clearence between the belt and tire.


ah well, 18"... that a horse of a different color..

you should also be aware of the spacing within the fender, since you're running such a big tire..

No, I don't think that too much clearance will be a problem.

biknut
29th January 2009, 17:55
ah well, 18"... that a horse of a different color..

you should also be aware of the spacing within the fender, since you're running such a big tire..

No, I don't think that too much clearance will be a problem.

I'm sure there's going to be some problems I'll have to figure out. For one thing my sprocket cover will have to be spaced out a little, so the wider front pulley will fit.

I'm not quite ready to get started on that project yet though. I'll post a new thread later when I do.

I'm glad yours worked out well. How about a report on the difference in feel.

ReddTigger
29th January 2009, 18:07
I'm sure there's going to be some problems I'll have to figure out. For one thing my sprocket cover will have to be spaced out a little, so the wider front pulley will fit.

I'm not quite ready to get started on that project yet though. I'll post a new thread later when I do.

I'm glad yours worked out well. How about a report on the difference in feel.


It's great. Night and day.. I posted this thread after originally taking my shakedown cruise..
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showpost.php?p=1248678&postcount=15

but since then I've put thousands of miles on her.. I love it. Especially when I look at the chicken strips and see that I'm BEYOND the width of the 130.. Although it wasn't as a dramatic change as I had been running a 140 for over a year.

Eventually I'l like to go even bigger. I might try going to a 160 next.. Maybe all the way up to a 180.. Although not too big, I don't want one of those wide tire bikes, just some serious meat.. My only limitations are the fender really.. I've been considering a chain conversion (because they look so bad ass) but we'll see.

screamineagl
31st January 2009, 21:02
maybe a 160 on stock rim dont work fine for the stock lenght of rim 3.5 rear ....the tire maybe dont look good.

do you have problem with the stock bolts on rear fender with the 150 tire ? Y have a chain conversion but a 140 rear tire I like to go a 150 tire

ReddTigger
31st January 2009, 23:28
maybe a 160 on stock rim dont work fine for the stock lenght of rim 3.5 rear ....the tire maybe dont look good.

do you have problem with the stock bolts on rear fender with the 150 tire ? Y have a chain conversion but a 140 rear tire I like to go a 150 tire


Not sure what you're asking.

I had to shave down the mounting bolts for my rear fender to allow the tire to not rub.. I have 13 1/2" shocks yet it still touched..

the 160 will not really fit without some serious modifications..

The chain conversion can help in this regard, but you still make have to offset the sprocket.

Spadesluck
1st February 2009, 01:49
From looking at mine I doubt any 160 tire would work without some mods. The 150 is pretty tight as is.

Gone
7th February 2009, 08:05
i put a 150 on my 98 883 and it clears, but just bareley. stock rim, no spacer, and still running a belt. its scary close though. ill try to get some pics in when im allowed to post them.:banana

Swankster
7th February 2009, 08:13
i put a 150 on my 98 883 and it clears, but just bareley. stock rim, no spacer, and still running a belt. its scary close though. ill try to get some pics in when im allowed to post them.:banana
What brand of tire? Cuz a metz is slightly narrower than an Avon of the same size for example.
Swankster

Gone
8th February 2009, 08:11
its a continental. really dug the tread pattern and it grips pretty well. i ride it pretty hard on canyon roads and its never made me think twice about a corner. that might be a bad thing!

projectracerabbit
9th February 2009, 13:18
will a 110 fit the front and still be able to use the stock fender?

ReddTigger
9th February 2009, 13:21
will a 110 fit the front and still be able to use the stock fender?


yes. check out this thread. http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=56062

http://i18.tinypic.com/61p15wm.jpg

sdjr
9th February 2009, 14:03
I used the wheel spacer 3/8, and had to add in a longer axel spacer in the rear as well, took out the old spacer, which I swapped onto the front axel on the disk side to clear up the front for the 110, and left the skinny old front axel spacer on the work bench. runs like a champ. The hardest part was squeezing the rear swing arm forks together to get the axel nut on far enough for the cotter key. The rims work just fine, and btw powder coating the 2 rims, rear sprocket and the thin little spacer/hub cover cost just $100 last september, 1 benefit of the tanking economy is that powder coating is too reasonably priced to F! with rattle can paint right now. I definately needed the carriage bolts to prevent tire rub in the fender, and dumped that bracket underneath that does nothing. Goodluck.
JR

RIORoosen
9th February 2009, 14:06
I'm having a 150 put in as we speak on my 02. Was told that indeed the rear sprocket will need to be slightly spaced or off-set to compensate, but aside from that my indy said nothing to worry about.
I can't wait to see how it fills up the rear fender.

ReddTigger
9th February 2009, 14:10
I'm having a 150 put in as we speak on my 02. Was told that indeed the rear sprocket will need to be slightly spaced or off-set to compensate, but aside from that my indy said nothing to worry about.
I can't wait to see how it fills up the rear fender.


so you don't have to wait...

http://i28.tinypic.com/33elddv.jpg


from a distance..
http://i28.tinypic.com/rhlgrn.jpg

RIORoosen
9th February 2009, 14:17
so you don't have to wait...

http://i28.tinypic.com/33elddv.jpg


from a distance..
http://i28.tinypic.com/rhlgrn.jpg
You da man! Ok, I should have said can't wait to see it on my bike! ;)
I removed the rear brake light and filled in the holes from the licence plate bracket to clean up the fender, and hope that teh bigger rear will add the finishing touch of cleanness! :banana
As she stand now...
http://xlforum.net/photopost/watermark.php?file=33874&size=1

ReddTigger
9th February 2009, 14:19
oh yeah that'll look nice.. Post some pics when you're done

RIORoosen
9th February 2009, 14:21
oh yeah that'll look nice.. Post some pics when you're done

Will definately do so! Thx!
:clap

screamineagl
10th February 2009, 01:17
RIORoosen

your rear fender look veri nice without the taillight... nice and clean .

someone know if exist a 110 front tire but low profile like 110/80 or 110/70 for a 19 inch front rim , I cant find thats....

ReddTigger
10th February 2009, 01:26
Metzeler makes the Roadtec z6 in 110/80-19

ShadenGheist
10th February 2009, 01:50
You da man! Ok, I should have said can't wait to see it on my bike! ;)
I removed the rear brake light and filled in the holes from the licence plate bracket to clean up the fender, and hope that teh bigger rear will add the finishing touch of cleanness! :banana
As she stand now...
http://xlforum.net/photopost/watermark.php?file=33874&size=1

There's just something about your bike... I like it.


Got any more pics?:banana

RIORoosen
10th February 2009, 09:26
RIORoosen

your rear fender look veri nice without the taillight... nice and clean .

someone know if exist a 110 front tire but low profile like 110/80 or 110/70 for a 19 inch front rim , I cant find thats....

Thx!!
I googled motorcycle tires locally and found a site that has multiple types and brands of tires in this size. I am not sure where you are in the world...but you should have an equivalent where you are. Otherwise try this one: motorbanden.nl ...scroll to the bottom of the page and click on your flag for a local listing.

RIORoosen
10th February 2009, 09:35
There's just something about your bike... I like it.
Got any more pics?:banana

Thx brother! :D
I do indeed...there are couple in my gallery. I will post up new pics as soon as I get her back from my indy. Keep you posted! :banadanc

screamineagl
11th February 2009, 03:56
thanks for the info reddtigger and rioroossen

I want to try find thats metzeler in my country ........

RIORoosen
11th March 2009, 21:10
Ok...so here is a first impression of my new rear tire. Originally planned to go with a 150 Metzeler, but instead we squeezed in a 155 Dunlop.
Pics are done with my phone, so crappy, will get better ones up when I get back from vacation.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/watermark.php?file=41096&size=1

Spadesluck
12th March 2009, 14:21
Looks good.