160/70-17" rear tire setup?

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"Z"

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I'm looking at trying a 17" rear wheel with a 160/70 tire on my 06 Road Glide. Currently running the 150/70-18 setup and I don't like the added height and handling characteristics and I dont want to drop to 11.5" shocks if I can keep from it.
According to the Metz. web site the 160/70 17 is the same height as stock 16". I have approximately 3/8" clearance to the drive belt with the fore mentioned 150. Has anyone ever tried the 17" on an older stile frame?
 

"Z"

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Thanks,Bill.
Actually, thats where I got the idea at. According to their web site that's an option for an 06. But when I called to confirm they were non commital. Tried RC Comp. but can't get a good answer from them either. I've a good hunch it would work but a lot of $$$ at stake. Lol
 

Buggy

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The wheel co. Hogpro said it would handle sloppy,versus a 150 cuz on that year bike you couldn't get a wide enough rim
 
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