largest street tire xr650l

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  • patrickxr650l

Posted October 04, 2006 - 08:06 AM


i have a 1993 xr650l with the chain guard removed. i mostly do all street riding, what is the largest size tires i can put on the front and rear, and any brand recommendations?

i went with a 130-18in, thanks for all the help!

  • kelleyseiler

Posted October 04, 2006 - 01:00 PM


I have a King 5.10 on my 06. Are you going to change rims? I really want to go to 17inch rims but dont want to spend the money! Heres a pic.



  • Metalwkr

Posted October 04, 2006 - 02:02 PM


I put a Dunlop 606 130 on my 96 L. It did rub on the loose part of the chain guard but after I rolled down a hill after a stall the problem went away....along with a big piece of my chain guard.

  • CTXr650L

Posted October 04, 2006 - 02:45 PM


i have a 140x80-18 pirelli mt-21 on my L, clears the chain guard by about 1/8"... works great :devil:

  • patrickxr650l

Posted October 05, 2006 - 11:03 AM


for the rear do you think a 150 or 160-18 would work without the chain guard?

  • SniperTeamBravo

Posted October 05, 2006 - 12:16 PM


for the rear do you think a 150 or 160-18 would work without the chain guard?

No, those are too wide for the rim, 3.5~4 inch wide rim is 130 max without wrapping the sides of the tyre in toward the rim.

  • ghoti

Posted October 05, 2006 - 01:19 PM


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  • frankiewhipit

Posted October 05, 2006 - 02:57 PM


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  • patrickxr650l

Posted October 06, 2006 - 10:13 AM


the guy above says he got a 140-18 and still had clearance.

  • SniperTeamBravo

Posted October 06, 2006 - 11:07 AM


the guy above says he got a 140-18 and still had clearance.

yeah, because the sides of the tread wrapped so far in towards the wheel, he lost 1/4 of the tread width. Why put a heavier tyre on a rim designed for a skinnier tyre when the difference in width is on the sides of the tyre so you can't use it? Stick to a 130 on a 3.0~3.5 inch riim, that's even to wide for a 3.0...

  • willnevergrowup

Posted October 06, 2006 - 11:17 AM


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  • frankiewhipit

Posted October 06, 2006 - 03:28 PM


So what is the biggest rear tire that could/should be fitted on a stock rim?

  • justicedone

Posted October 06, 2006 - 03:30 PM



  • rebelventurer

Posted October 06, 2006 - 04:23 PM


I run the dunlop 606's front and rear 130/100-18 and 100/90-21 on the stock rims with no problems, did remove the chain cover.

  • patrickxr650l

Posted October 07, 2006 - 11:14 AM


thanks for all the help! i am going with a 130/90-18.

  • adam574

Posted October 07, 2006 - 01:21 PM


can you change regular st bike tires with tire spoons or are the walls just to tight to bend over the rim.

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