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Old 03-13-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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What is the largest rear tire I can put on a 2004 VRSCA V-ROD?
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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450/15-19. But I usually just steal a lawn-roller from some golf course, then spray it down with that bedliner stuff.........
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:36 PM   #3
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I'd stick with the recommended size, you're not going to gain anything by going larger.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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........another tire thread. By the way when I replaced my front before my SC trip the other week, I thought the previous owner went down 1 size in front, it was 2 sizes, and that thing is gigantic, but I swear I cant tell a difference at all in the ride.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:38 AM   #5
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For the sake of your family man, please, use only the stock size. As Longride has pointed out here many, many times, deviating from stock tire sizes is a short path to death and destruction.

Do it....for the kids.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:47 AM   #6
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As long as it doesn't rub on anything that's all that counts. I'm sure that some Vrod owner somewhere has already done this and may have posted the info on a Vrod/HD discussion board.

Manufacturers don't pull the tire size out of their @sses. There's usually good reason to go with the recommended size. You might try just a slightly larger size at first and see if the handling is adversely effected. Sometimes a small change can have a large adverse effect. Sometimes not. Good luck.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:14 AM   #7
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As long as it doesn't rub on anything that's all that counts. I'm sure that some Vrod owner somewhere has already done this and may have posted the info on a Vrod/HD discussion board.

Manufacturers don't pull the tire size out of their @sses. There's usually good reason to go with the recommended size. You might try just a slightly larger size at first and see if the handling is adversely effected. Sometimes a small change can have a large adverse effect. Sometimes not. Good luck.
Actually, on these "Muscle Cruisers" I believe that they DO pull the size out of their Ass. You can't possibly believe that they "need" a 180+ on something that can barely get out of its own way, and can't lean the bike within 25% of the edge of a tire without dragging hard parts......
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:17 AM   #8
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Here we go again! Here's the answer. Do some measurements and put on the largest one that fits. Simple.
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Here we go again! Here's the answer. Do some measurements and put on the largest one that fits. Simple.
I know, right? It's deja vu.
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Actually, on these "Muscle Cruisers" I believe that they DO pull the size out of their Ass. You can't possibly believe that they "need" a 180+ on something that can barely get out of its own way, and can't lean the bike within 25% of the edge of a tire without dragging hard parts......
They design the "Muscle Cruisers" (of which all are ridiculously slower than an SV650) to go in straight lines. Honestly, have you ever seen any who rode one of those who was even partially competent as a rider? A fat tire probably helps keep those guys from falling over. They should put square profile bias auto tires on them. None of the owners would notice the difference.

But we're talking motorcycles here not gunboats and barges.
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