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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Increased rear tire

I have the v star 1100 and it has a stock rear tire of 170/80 15. The metzeler web site lists that it will take a 200/90 15 with the stock rim.

What are the benefits or downfalls of doing this?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 10:10 PM
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Looks great

It will change gear ratio some and speedometer some. Not sure how much. Bigger tire travels farther on each turn. But, I think it is mostly for looks. Wide tire looks cool.

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The thing you have to becareful of it the clearance between the tire and drive shaft. I was told that the largest tire I could go on my 1100 was a 180. Never tried a larger tire.

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 08:54 PM
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You can run up to a 200 tire on the stock wheel. Same holds true for both the 650 and 100; can't say for sure on other models! I just put a 200 on my 650 and I can't tell any difference in performance or speedometer change. My dealer told me the differences would be so small that they really can't be detected.

And yes, the look is very nice!
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It will change gear ratio some and speedometer some. Not sure how much. Bigger tire travels farther on each turn. But, I think it is mostly for looks. Wide tire looks cool.

Dave
bigger tires actually turn slower, less rpm
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-06-2010, 09:49 PM
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Bigger is Better

I changed My rims and tire I was able to get 200 to fit without changing the fender or putting a wide tire kit in. I think besides looking great I have better traction and no i havnt realy noticed the speed chang. Go Big it Just is BETTER
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If you use a 200 width to not see a speed difference you should be using between a 50 and 55 aspect ratio. Otherwise the circumference will be larger and you will be traveling faster at a given indicated speed.
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bigger tires actually turn slower, less rpm
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It will change gear ratio some and speedometer some. Not sure how much. Bigger tire travels farther on each turn. But, I think it is mostly for looks. Wide tire looks cool.

Dave
You both said the same thing. LOL
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 05:23 AM
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The tire is actually a 200/70/15 i have one on my 1100 and love it
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 06:20 PM
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do you notice any change in turning/cornering? some say that the bigger tire means a little bit of a stiffer ride
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