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09-15-2015 11:28 PM
jaimesix 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 ?
01-27-2014 08:35 PM
Stinker That was my concern.
01-27-2014 08:20 PM
klr4evr 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.
01-27-2014 05:52 PM
Stinker 140/80 or 90 size?
01-26-2014 06:58 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
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!



01-26-2014 04:06 AM
Damocles
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Originally Posted by planalp View Post
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 . . .
01-25-2014 09:36 PM
planalp If it's an issue, just get rid of the chain guard. It's not like it serves any useful purpose.



01-25-2014 05:20 PM
Stinker 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.
01-25-2014 05:08 PM
Damocles 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.
01-25-2014 02:57 PM
Stinker
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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