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  • [Photo Feature]: Need help to get rear tyre for my Harley Superlow

    Hi Fellow Bikers,

    I am in a fix now as my bike recently had a puncture in the rear tyre and it was no ordinary puncture. The culprit was a long knife like object that has pierced right through the tyre wall.

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    As a result, I am left with a big cut in the rear tyre when the bike has just done 3000 kms. Despite getting it fixed at the local puncture walla (couple of times) and he has now put 2 punctures in it to seal it I think the air is still leaking as I see a loss in tyre pressure after a week.

    The stock Michelin Scorchers are of the size 150/60 ZR17 66W and are not available in HD. Also the HD guys at Capital Harley are asking for prices unheard of @ 14000 for the rear tyre and Rs. 1000 for installation whereas Metzelers of same specs are available for 129$ minus shipping.

    Would you be having an idea if I could get the same specs somewhere and where could I get these installed outside HD ?
    All help would be greatly appreciated as I cant ride my bike without the trouble of getting it inflated after each ride and I cant do pillion
    .

    Thanks a lot !

  • #2
    Re: Need help to get rear tyre for my Harley Superlow

    Query approved.

    Thats a nasty one!
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    • #3
      Re: Need help to get rear tyre for my Harley Superlow

      You do not need to go for same tyre again. Most of the folks upgrade to wider tyre.
      Get mich or metzler 160/ 170 / 180 whatever is easily available.
      Rim is already 4.5 wide, which can officially take 170mm, 180 fits aswell without any issue.
      Get nearly same profile.
      Speedo will be just a lil bit off the oem reading , who cares for numbers on a harley anyway.

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        Re: Need help to get rear tyre for my Harley Superlow

        Originally posted by dustom_99 View Post
        You do not need to go for same tyre again. Most of the folks upgrade to wider tyre.
        Get mich or metzler 160/ 170 / 180 whatever is easily available.
        Rim is already 4.5 wide, which can officially take 170mm, 180 fits aswell without any issue.
        Get nearly same profile.
        Speedo will be just a lil bit off the oem reading , who cares for numbers on a harley anyway.

        Sent from my Micromax A116 using xBhp Connect mobile app
        Hey Dustom,

        Would you be able to refer somebody who has done the same on their bike, it would really help!

        Thanks.

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        Originally posted by sunilg View Post
        Query approved.

        Thats a nasty one!
        Ask me... I am so very upset about it !!

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        • #5
          Re: Need help to get rear tyre for my Harley Superlow

          Go to international sportster forum- xlforum.net i guess it is.
          You can search for 180mm tyre conversion threads
          I have seen atleast 3 such recent conversions , on stock superlow.
          160/170 is no problem atall....when stock is 150 with more than an inch clearance on both sides and 12-15mm clearance on drive belt.


          My stock rear tyre is 12k old and i plan to go 180/200 this time around, whenever it needs a replacement.


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          Last edited by dustom_99; 03-26-2014, 05:28 PM.
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