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I have an 06 Road Glide. No where, that I can find, list the true tire sizes for my bike. I want rid myself of the Dunflops and I need the correct sizes for the purchase of new tires. Thanks.
 

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here's the info right from HDs web site on your bike.

Front MT90B16 72H

Rear MU85B16 77H

are you sure the size isn't right on your tire. maybe I'm not getting your question, I hope that helps. you might try going to metzelers web site they will show you what size tire goes on your bike.
 

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I got that info off my tires. What I really want to know is what is the size ie, 130/90/16, 140/90/16. The numbers that you posted are Dunlop/Harley number only. They mean nothing to anyone else. Thanks for the reply.
 

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That list Dunlop's info and doesn's tell me a size I can put on my RG from another make. Metzeler doesn't list info for an FLTRI, sent them an email. Waiting. Thanks.
 

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I think the front is a 130/90 and the rear is a 143mm. I just put metzeler 150's one the rear of my bike 05 flhtc and my dads 05 seeg. They both fit with some clearance left over. Just my .02
 

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I am pretty sure the front is a 130/90/16. I think for 06 FLTRI, the rear is a 140/90/16 but not 100% sure. I can't believe that the service manual doesn't list a size and if you call a dealer all they tell you is DUNLOP. I have never had a set of Dunlop tires on a bike that were worth squat. These are no different. You feel every groove or imperfection in the surface and it can be a little shakey at certain speeds. Waiting on Metzeler for a reply.
 

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It did give the tire widths.
5.2"=132mm
5.51"=140mm
Tire size you refernced is in "mm"
so you are correct, you ave a 130/90/16 on the front and a 140/85/16 on the rear.
Note you have a 90 profile in your above post but it is a 85 profile.
 

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ah I see you rproblem. I had the same problem when I changed my tires over to metzelers. I just did a search to help you and found this on the ama web site. so it looks like you have, I would double check the actual numbers on your tires.
front 130/90/16
rear 140/90/16

Size conversion chart
Front tires Rear tires
Metric Alphanumeric Metric Alphanumeric
80/90 MH90 110/90 MN90
90/90 MJ90 120/80 MP85
100/90 MM90 120/90 MP85
110/90 MN90 130/90 MT90
120/90 MR90 140/90 MU90
130/90 MT90 150/80 MV85
150/90 MV85


here's the link to the entire page with the info.
http://www.ama-cycle.org/roadride/tires.asp

here's another link
http://www.directparts.com/static/articles/decodingtire.htm

and another.
http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/infocenter_tirecharts.asp

hope this helps.
 

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Thanks brownjams, I was looking for those but you beat me to it.
Good job.
Ride safe.:thanks:
 

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I picked up a Metezler"why upgrade" pamphlet at a dealer. SHow's standard as 130/90-16 front and 140/90-16 stock as rear. This was for 04 which I think has not changed. I don't think you can go larger on the front, but I have heard rumors (yes they are crap but if someone has done it let us know) that you can do to 150/80-16. I am interested in doing this gor FLHXI

Page 15 ME880 Rear Tire (black wall Bias);
140/90B-16 77H 5.74 max width mm 26.18 dia. mm

150/80-16 71H 6.02 max width mm 25.98 dia. mm

White Walls have different numbers but same size
140/90-B16 77H & 150/80-B16 71H

The stock tire on touring bikes in 04 went from 130 to 140 (142??) in the back as stock.

Hope this helps.
 

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no problem. when I bought my tires I was pulling my hair out with this conversion thing. even after I ordered the tires up until I put them on I still was uncertain about his mumbo jumbo conversion stuff.
 

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From Metzeler

I received this from Metzeler. It's hell having a "new" bike and waiting for the aftermarket to play catch-up.

"Yes sir you are correct. This is because we have not tested the 2006
HDs yet. I expect this to be finished by early December so please check
back with us."

US Metzeler Moto

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 11:08 AM
To: Metzeler B2C Moto, US
Subject: From: Bobby Roberts <[email protected]>

I Have an 06 Harley Davidson Road Glide, FLTRI. I didn't see my bike
listed in your application guide and I need the tires & sizes avaliable
for my application. Thanks.
 

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I am sure the only testing they are doing is to see how fat you can go.
If you want stock width, use the 140/90B-16 77H. If you want to go wider, look at you bike. The 150 is only 1/8" wider on each side. If you have room between the tire and the belt guard for the additional width go for the 150/80-16 71H if that’s what you want.
There really is no mystery here. If the rim accepts the Dunlap tire, it will take the Metzler.
 
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