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Old 14th March 2005
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Hey all.

Well I've thought about a lot of things for the front end of my sporty.

Springers.

Wide glide.

Mid glide.

But the thing that really catches my eye is a big ass front tire.

Stuff like this:

http://www.zero-eng.com/RHimages/1_PG.jpg

This one has a 4.50 18 front and rear.

I'm happy with my rear tire, (stock 150/80B16).

What is the widest tire (either 19 or 16") I can fit in the stock narrow glide front end?

I'd like to see a 130-150 in there but, truth tell I wouldn't even know where to begin.


Thanks for your time!

Best regards,

Brian


Edit:

Check this 16" on a super glide.

http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/at...chmentid=22772

This is the look I'd like.

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I just put a fat avon on the front of mine. About an inch wider than stock. Love the difference. Most noticeable on the freeway.
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so what size tire is it fox?
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someone just mentioned that on another post, I think sporty and long distance. Something about the bike being more stable @ higher speeds as well as looking cool. I dig that bobber look.
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I've got a 130/90-16" on front with a FL front fork Really like for grooved pavement
I had a 140/90 on for a while until the stealer took it off and put on the right size
I'm running WWW Metzler front and back, both 130's. Picture is before WWW.

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so what size tire is it fox?

it is an Avon AM20 90/90H21. I toldthe indy that I wanted the biggest tire that would fit on the stock 21 inch wheel without having to ditch the fender. That is what he put on. It's a fairly snug fit. Much smoother ride on the superslab. In fact, I'm thinking of getting an Avon for the back as well.



http://www.ridedirect.com/showProduct.php?id=971

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Love the look with the FL front end. Did it take much modification to fit it?
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