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post #1 of 10 Old 01-25-2014, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Tire size

Is anyone using Dunlop TR91 140/80/17? Just wondering if the extra 10mm is enough to cause rubbing?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-25-2014, 06:08 PM
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Haven't tried that size, but . . . if I wanted to, I'd chance it! One can always shim the exhaust outboard with a washer or two, if interference exists.
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There is more clearance on the exhaust side, not much but a little, its the chain guard that
looks closer. I'm told that sometimes the different style of tread and tread depths can make a difference as well.
A 140 in one style might be different than another, knobbies vs road style etc.
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If it's an issue, just get rid of the chain guard. It's not like it serves any useful purpose.



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If it's an issue, just get rid of the chain guard. It's not like it serves any useful purpose.
Was thinking of the same approach, or of unleashing Mr. MotoTool on the chain guard . . . finally, with slight interference, normal operation and suspension compression will sometimes "hone" the tire to fit . . . trimmed some knobs on a TrakMaster II on my KLR250 that way . . .
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Was thinking of the same approach, or of unleashing Mr. MotoTool on the chain guard . . . finally, with slight interference, normal operation and suspension compression will sometimes "hone" the tire to fit . . . trimmed some knobs on a TrakMaster II on my KLR250 that way . . .
There you go: let the bike do the work!



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140/80 or 90 size?
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The TR 91 is available in 130/80/17 so why not go with that.

On the 140 tire along with the width you are also increasing the sidewall height or overall circumference. Could be getting close to the swingarm.

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That was my concern.
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140 eith eider wheel would expand sideways instead of balloning the sidewall on a narrow wheel (stock wheel and 140 tire). What is the width of stock wheels ?
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