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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Wide Glide rear tire size

I have a 99 wide glide, need a new tire on back. Can I go from the standard size of 130-16 to a 140-16 rear? I have the Michelin Commander on the front, would like to keep that brand!
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Depending on brand width, yes. You may have to take the lower belt gaurd off and trim it a little to make room so it doesn't scrape the tire side wall. In 2004 they went to a narrower belt and a 150 can fit, but barely.

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it does come down to brand for sure...even though it may say 140 or 150 or whatever it may be....they dont always measure true....i have a 150 tire on my 98 wideglide and it measures closer to like 145 if i remember right

i only have like 1 mm or so between sidewall and belt...and i do have more room between the guard and the tire then the belt and the tire

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The commander is a thinner tire then the stock one, it has less flare on the sidewall. So if a 150 dunlop barely fits a commander will likely fit with a somewhat considerable amount of room to spare

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