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Old 03-22-2013, 01:58 AM   #1
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Do these tires fit on my bike??

Hi,

I am currently a new rider and have limited knowledge on tires and modifications. I just bought a 2003 Vstar 650 custom for my first bike, nothing special I suppose... I do want to make some modification to the bike to give it a more bobber look.

I am interested in replacing the original stock tires with a more wider white wall tire. Below are the stoke tires on the bike now, I believe.

Front - 130/90/16
Back - 170/80/15


I would like to replace those tires with these size tires (same rim). But will they fit? If so, will this affect the suspension or will I need to make any adjustments?

Front - 150/80/16
Back - 180/70/15


I got the idea from this bike



Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks for your help everyone!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:03 AM   #2
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I think you can go like 10 up max I wouldent go more than that...

There are plenty of people that have 180 rims and throw 190 tires on them..

The wider you go the
More its going to stress that tire and pull it in.
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Hi,

I am currently a new rider and have limited knowledge on tires and modifications. I just bought a 2003 Vstar 650 custom for my first bike, nothing special I suppose... I do want to make some modification to the bike to give it a more bobber look.

I am interested in replacing the original stock tires with a more wider white wall tire. Below are the stoke tires on the bike now, I believe.

Front - 130/90/16
Back - 170/80/15


I would like to replace those tires with these size tires (same rim). But will they fit? If so, will this affect the suspension or will I need to make any adjustments?

Front - 150/80/16
Back - 180/70/15


I got the idea from this bike

V-Star 650 Bobber walk around 2 custom headlight and pipes - YouTube


Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks for your help everyone!
I think it looks awesome!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #4
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Slovy,

So are you saying that since my front tire is a 130/90/16.

I would look to put a 140/80/16 or a 140/90/16 on it?

Thanks for the help.
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Slovy,

So are you saying that since my front tire is a 130/90/16.

I would look to put a 140/80/16 or a 140/90/16 on it?

Thanks for the help.
Well what I'm saying is with a wider tire comes more surface area for lean angle but it also affects the physics and general geometry of the bike. So it balances out.

If you can find the style of tire you want that fits your current rim I would do that.. But 10 or
MaYBE eve 20 over won't be too bad.

The way I see it is, if your going to get that bike bobbed out, you might as well get a wider fat boy rim :p
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The rear will fit with no issues.
Are you planning on removing the front fender all together?
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:47 PM   #13
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Yes, I do plan on taking off the front fender.
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