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tire size on a 06 streetbob

On my 2006 Streetbob I have a 160 rear tire and I heard it can fit a 180 but I need to know if I have to get any extra parts or if a 180 can fit on the stock rim? Please help!
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Use the search function Adam. We've had this come up a few times. Yes a 180 will fit, but there's a "kit" that has different bolt selection in it for your rear fender srtuts, to make sure the tire clears the fender hardware.

Some people have done without the kit, but others have used it.

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Use the search function Adam. We've had this come up a few times. Yes a 180 will fit, but there's a "kit" that has different bolt selection in it for your rear fender srtuts, to make sure the tire clears the fender hardware.

Some people have done without the kit, but others have used it.
Dave, I got the 180 installed like we talked about last fall. You're right, it really fills out the fender. Glad I did it. The kit wasn't used. Also got the wrinkled black horn cover installed. Looking good now, Bro.
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Dave, I got the 180 installed like we talked about last fall. You're right, it really fills out the fender. Glad I did it. The kit wasn't used. Also got the wrinkled black horn cover installed. Looking good now, Bro.
The "kit" is questionable, but I can see why HD uses it. If wires touch a spinning tire or fender bolts, it usually ends poorly. Anyone with half a brain can check and secure those issues while installing the tire.....

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The "kit" is questionable, but I can see why HD uses it. If wires touch a spinning tire or fender bolts, it usually ends poorly. Anyone with half a brain can check and secure those issues while installing the tire.....

Got any pics?
Here's a couple, Dave.
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I also have an '06 Street Bob with a stock rear wheel and fender. All you had to do was mount the 180 rear tire? No mods or anything? It looks great btw.
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I also have an '06 Street Bob with a stock rear wheel and fender. All you had to do was mount the 180 rear tire? No mods or anything? It looks great btw.
Yes..... but make sure you look up into the federwell afterwards (and while tire/rim is off) and make sure there's no ill placed hardware sticking through, or hanging wires or anything that will get close to the tire.

One fender mount bolt sticking out that scrapes a tire's sidewall is a doofed tire, or worse, in less then one second and one good bump.

Especially if riding two-up.

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