200mm rear tire

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I've been reading about putting 200mm rear tire on touring bikes. This is something that may go on the to do list for my street glide. Curious if anyone has done this. Can a 200 rear fit on the bike as is or do you have to make major alterations? Are there kits for this? Like I said, just researching right now. This will be down the list after 26" and a few other things. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I am putting a 200 with a 17"x6.25" on my 2010 Bagger per WanaRyd's recommendation.

Ask them, they should know.

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Thanks slothy. I have an '08. Looks like I'll have to keep researching it. Any luck selling those pipes yet? Wish I would have been able to get them. The wife wanted to keep her floorboards for when she rides.
 

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ok i have done all the research ( I Think) I just have not had the funds to do so. Here we go yes it will fit in your stock swing arm. you need a wider fender your 08 may work mine is only a 7 and a 1/4. so i changed it. .convert to chain drive i think its a .900 offset front sprocket and a 51 tooth dish rear sprocket. a 6 inch wide wheel . thats about it for parts really. there is only one thing that im not crazy about. when you have to change you tire you have to unbolt the rotor of the wheel befor takingg wheel and tire off the bike. . I also know arlen ness has a conversiion kit too. dont know what it consist of.
 

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FBI has a kit also...
ok i have done all the research ( I Think) I just have not had the funds to do so. Here we go yes it will fit in your stock swing arm. you need a wider fender your 08 may work mine is only a 7 and a 1/4. so i changed it. .convert to chain drive i think its a .900 offset front sprocket and a 51 tooth dish rear sprocket. a 6 inch wide wheel . thats about it for parts really. there is only one thing that im not crazy about. when you have to change you tire you have to unbolt the rotor of the wheel befor takingg wheel and tire off the bike. . I also know arlen ness has a conversiion kit too. dont know what it consist of.
 

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FBI has a kit also...
yes Fatt baggers does make a kit . and depends on the year and trans its up to $5,000 there are lots cheaper kits out there that use the stock swingarm . I m sure they have nice stuff. just over priced on some things in my opinion. sorry no ofence ment by this. ... Most of these other kits are $2500 or less .
 

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I agree that this kit is exspensive. Just throwing an option out there. I am even running a 18" wheel with a 200mm tire. Imagine the feedback that would get on HD forums:) LOL I am sure SUTSUT70 is getting a lot of ideas or options from here.
yes Fatt baggers does make a kit . and depends on the year and trans its up to $5,000 there are lots cheaper kits out there that use the stock swingarm . I m sure they have nice stuff. just over priced on some things in my opinion. sorry no ofence ment by this. ... Most of these other kits are $2500 or less .
 

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my dad has the FBI kit on his bike. its a pretty decent kit until you wanna change your tire then its a pain in the butt. to be honest, why put a 200mm tire on your bike when you are gonna cover it with a fender anyways. it just doesn't make sense and its not worth the money
 

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Maybe not relevant, but I've heard from more than a few that have tried it. But the ride on a 180 is better than that of a 200. I have a '10, so it would have been a bolt on. I love the handling of my RG and even the smallest step back in ride/handling gives me pause. Just my .02. Plus, in your case, it would make it easier to fit.

I also see you're going with a 26, which I assume means, you'll have stretched fender/bags. Its your dime, but kinda like spending money on a fancy rear wheel, you really won't see much of it.


^my bad Blackizzle, I see you said about the same thing. I didn't read it over.
 

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I have the 200 and if I could go back I would have stuck with a 180. The tire/wheel is a pain in the ass to get in there...
 

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Blackizzle and peterod, you make good points. I'm finishing up with the stretched bags and fender now and while looking at it in mockup thought the same thing. No need to put the money into the 200mm when it can go elsewhere. Thanks to all for the responses.
 

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