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I need a new set of rubber on my 2003 Ultra and am going to try a set of Metzeler ME880's. The NARROW stripe white walls appear to only come in the 130/16 front and 140/16 rear sizes, will the 140 fit with no changes? The stock rear size is 130/16 on a 2003 correct?

Thank you very much!

BTW, feel free to tell me how much I'm going to love the Metzelers over the stock Dunlops, I understand the performance is night and day.
 

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The 140 should fit fine, (check the left luggage rack bolts), but will offset only to the left, leaving things just a touch off centered. The only time you'll notice is when trying to wrench on the left side with the tire on or going though a sweeper when you'll feel left and right track a little different.

You'll love the 880s. Very grippy and stable.
 

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check the rubber flap on the lower belt guard....it will probably rub....dont worry it can defintely be trimmed.....
 

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I got a 140 Dunlop on my 2003. I put the narrower belt and rear pulley from a 2004 on. This was before we figured out that you had to trim the inner rubber belt guard, and leave the stock belt and pulley on. Oh well...... Bottom line, yes the 140 will fit. I notice no difference in cornering left to right. You will get better ride in the wet and a smoother (albeit slight) ride on a rough road.
 

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Just checked Metzler Catalog You can change the rear tire to the 140 which is a stage 1 upgrade the front will have to stay a 130. Search Metzler and download their PDF.
 

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Pac a Steel said:
The 140 should fit fine, (check the left luggage rack bolts), but will offset only to the left, leaving things just a touch off centered. The only time you'll notice is when trying to wrench on the left side with the tire on or going though a sweeper when you'll feel left and right track a little different.

You'll love the 880s. Very grippy and stable.
I don't understand how changing the tire size would possibly move your tire off center???

The tire centers itself on the rim. If the rim was centered before, it would still be centered....only grown out from the center line 5mm. I don't see that affecting bike handling at all. The only way I could see things being thrown off, is if you change out the spacers between the swingarm and wheel.

BTW...I run a 150/80/16 on my FLHT...and if anything, it rides better than it did stock.
 
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