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patrickxr650l

largest street tire xr650l

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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!

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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.

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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.

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:devil: Have a question? Use our Search feature (top right) before asking. Our archives are huge and most likely it's already been discussed at length.

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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...

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SEARCHING SUCKS It's always temporarily disabled

+1

I've been trying to search new xrr spring info for about 2 days now. No big hurry because it is a winter project. I figure I would wait until November before I give up and start a new post.

Elmer

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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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