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.
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.
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?
Enclosing a snap shot of an unpublished Excel spreadsheet that shows various populartire sizes sorted in asending order by Diameter.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!
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.
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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