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If you go to the Manufacturer's website, they'll have all the actualdimensions of each tire size then you'll know for sure what you're up against.





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Hello,


The stock rear tire size is 200/50/17. Is that gonna be a problem if I use 200/55/27?


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Haha..sorry for the typo.

Yes I'm thinking of buying 200/55/17 instead of 200/50/17

Its DUNLOP D205 200/55R17 <------ NOT ZR rated

Is that gonna be ok? any safety concern?
 

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I see we were typing at the same time!


Yes the Dunny 55 will be fine - see below for rim and load data chart. OEM is 6" rim width.


OEM 200/50ZR17 Dunlop D220
. Tire Width: 7.64"
. Tire Diameter: 25.00"
. Tread Depth: 8/32
. Rim Range: 6" recommended
. Capacity: 853#
. Weight of Tire: not listed


Wheel - Rear - OEM: Cast Aluminum 17MCxMT6.00 (17" x 6")


I don't have the Metz 210mm dimensions handy for overall width but for your specific question in this post it won't matter anyway.


If what you are looking at is theShinko R005 its a marginal tire but its cheap. The 55 should be a bit narrower than the 50 seriesanda bit taller. It should fit if your rear suspension is OEM height, but I couldn't find Shinko dimensions to verify rim size etc. If you mount it yourself then you don't have to factor install$ into your overall cost-per-tire.
 

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Yes its for a 6" rim and load capacity is fine. Good to go.






SIZE
LOAD/ SPEED INDEX
SIDEWALL
PART #
APPLICABLE RIMS
Rec. Rim
OVERALL DIAMETER
OVERALL WIDTH
FULL TREAD DEPTH
MAXIMUM LOAD @ PSI



D205 Front

110/80ZR17
57W
BW
32JM-69
2.50 3.00
24.09
4.21
5/32
506 @ 42

140/75R17
67V
BW
32JL-17
3.50
25.39
5.71
6/32
675 @ 42

110/80ZR18
58W
BW
32JM-70
2.50 3.00
25.03
4.21
5/32
520 @ 42

120/70ZR18
59W
BW
32JM-77
3.50
24.08
4.72
5/32
535 @ 42

D205 Rear

150/80ZR16
71W
BW
32JL-91
3.50 4.00
25.66
6.02
9/32
759 @ 42

140/80ZR17
69W
BW
32JL-87
3.50
26.10
5.70
9/32
716 @ 42

160/70ZR17
73W
BW
32JL-96
4.50 5.00
25.44
6.33
9/32
825 @ 42

200/55R17
78V
BW
32JL-45
6.00
26.10
7.36
9/32
930 @ 42
 

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Thanks!!!

I try to gear up for spring trip as my first experience riding "fat"bike. (only if i pass the M test this weekend)


There are so much thing to learn and understand this bike as do-it-yourself person and I hope this bike is reliable and not giving me too much headache.
 

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I have a 200/55 Avon on mine right now. The two bolts that hold the rear part of the saddle on (2002 model) will cut the tire if you bottom out. I ground those bolts off flush inside the fender. Solved the problem.


This new Avon Cobra is now my fave. Not Z rated, so I try to keep it under a buck thirty.


http://rswarrior.com/forums/t/48829.aspx
 

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For those of you who don't know. Here is how to read tire sizes.


Lets say you have a 200/50R17 tire


The first number 200 is the width of the tire in millimeters (I'm sure most of you knew that)


The second number 50 is the aspect ratio. It referrs to the size of the sidewall. In this case the the sidewall would be 50% the size of the width of the tire, or 100mm


The R stands for radial


And the third number 17 is the wheel diameter.
 

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Ok, well I guess I can keep it under 149.



Don't believe that "zero growth" nonsense. My front Cobra grew up and torched the paint on my fender chasing yous guys up Sonora pass.


You'll like the tire, even if the sidewalls are a pain to keep clean.
 

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Just got the DUNLOP D205 200/55R17 200/55-17 from ebay for $155with free shipping (i guess that's pretty good deal) today and I put is side by side with the original 200/50/17 and kindda worry if it will rub the inner swing arm (closer to the rear spring) and the tire has tall wall and will make the bike taller.

If I adjust the rear shock to the lowest possible number (make it smooth), is that will make the bike lower?



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If your bike is stock height you'll be okay. Its just an extra 1.1" overall height, and its centered on the axle so it'll be 1/2" closer to the fender. The other 1/2" is rolling down on the pavement!


Many members have dropped their suspensions so the rear fender comes downlike 1-1/2" with stock tires, no problems. Except maybe if you have a passenger and luggage, then who knows.
 

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Enclosing a snap shot of an unpublished Excel spreadsheet that shows various populartire sizes sorted in asending order by Diameter. As you can see the Dunlop D205 - 200/55R17 at 26.10"is a very tall tire indeedbecause of the aspect ratio and construction and at the same timevery narrow at 7.36" compared to the stock tire at7.90".


There is a genuine misunderstanding by many members regarding tire sizes and wheel diametersas can be seen by this example of the D205. It is just 0.10" shorter than the 250/40R18Dunlop Elite 3 @ 26.20" .... the upside is that with thislarger tire you willpick upapprox 5.2% mph over the stock size.


The new tire must be properly mounted to therim before making any evaluations



A good source for tire interference is a recent topic by Ken akaBladerunrwith the Avon Cobra AV72 and his problem with the taller tireat 25.90" hitting the inner fender at stock height.


Idon't think there should be a problem with the larger tread diameter rubbing the swing arm pivot casting that connects to the shockif you're running the stock frt 32T pulley.


Ihope youchk'd the tire date code on the sidewall. I always have the seller e-mail that info before bidding on an auction. I've personally experienced tires being sold on 2 occasionsthatwere5 & 8 yrs old!


 

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I don't know about the best tire on the market, but a lot of us are having great results from the avon storm.
 

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I had a Avon cobra 200-55-17 mounted and I could not get my hand between the tire and license plate. It was almost an inch and a half taller than the Avon Storm. If your bike is lowered - any - there will be problems.
 

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Wow. This thread was certainly enlightening. I bought my Warrior from the fellow that started this thread. The bike still has the 200/55 tire that he bought and installed.


It also seems to explain my suspension. The bike has the flip 'n grind but he also mentioned setting the suspension for the lowest setting. I should look into that because the ride is kind of soft and I'm a much bigger guy than he was. My fender bolts aren't digging into the tire, but the mudflap license plate bracket bolts do sometimes if I ride 2-up. I need to grind the tails off of them, or better yet, just get the IFEK.


This tire that he put on is a touring tire so it'll probably last a long time. I estimate that it has2,500 to3,000 miles on it based on his post and my riding miles so far. The damntire looks nearly new. It'll take forever for me to kill this thing and get the right tire on the bike. I might step up to a 210 when I do since it seems to fit with no mods.



Well, look at it this way folks- If you're looking for a tire that performs nearly as well as the stock rear tire but has a long life so you can take long road trips, the one he installed will go the distance. It even fits if the bike is lowered. I can get my hand between the mud flap and the tire.
 
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