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Old 09-15-2007, 03:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ques. Rim size for 180 tire.

Hi fellas,
Seems you are all well informed here. My question is that I am going to a 180 rear tire on my FXR and have my eyes on a 5.25" disc rim. Would this rim size be too wide for the 180 tire?
Supplier states the rim will be suitable for a 200 tire but that will give me some clearance problems. Thanks for any input, Steve.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a 180 what tire? 180/55? 180/60? 180/70? a 180/55 needs a 5.5", a 200/50 or 55 should be on a 6"... the new fat bob has a 180/70 on a 5" so a 5.25 is right in the middle...
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks aka_matt, tire will be 180/70-16 so looks like 5,25" should be Ok or what?
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I run a 5.5" wide rim on my 180 tire. The aspect ratio has no bearing on width. However, if you check the width of several 180 tire models, not all measure 180mm.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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that should be the perfect width for a 180/70...
the aspect ratio DOES have a bearing on rim width, a taller sidewall gives more leeway on running a narrower rim... thats how u can fit a 160/80 on a stock 3" rim, while a 160/70 uses a 4.5", and a 160/60 should have a 5"
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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that should be the perfect width for a 180/70...
the aspect ratio DOES have a bearing on rim width, a taller sidewall gives more leeway on running a narrower rim... thats how u can fit a 160/80 on a stock 3" rim, while a 160/70 uses a 4.5", and a 160/60 should have a 5"
Great, Thanks to aka_matt for the useful info. Steve
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