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i've looked & i can't find the answer, but i'm going to need a tire pretty soon & i'm thinking of going with a 240 wide tire. my question is on a stock rim with the 240 wide tire, will the factory bolts that hold on the signal lights clear the wider tire?

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Yes, the tyre will remain clear of the turnsignal bolts easily if mounted on a stock 6.25" rim. Tyre will be about 215 mm wide. Which will be just over a 1/4" extra on each side.
My rear wheel is 7.75" wide and the only places where the tyre was rubbing was on the right hand fenderframe. And only just rubbing but I widened the frame anyway. Metzeler 240 measures 235 mm wide in this configuration. In the pic the black rubmark shows clearly on the masking tape.
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the shop that i go too, the owner said that its not a good idea to run a 240 on the stock rim and he wouldn't even try to install a tire that big on the stock rim
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Many of us have been running a 240 on the stock rim with NO issues what so ever. I have had two 240's installed since I bought the bike new and both were installed by the Dealer.
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Me2 240 stock rim, no problems.

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the shop that i go too, the owner said that its not a good idea to run a 240 on the stock rim and he wouldn't even try to install a tire that big on the stock rim
tell the guy he a chickenshit /// ive run one on my fury for 4 yrs. // an on my VLX for 16 yrs.

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I cant remember how long I have been running 240 on the stock rim. Just remember to drop air pressure to 36/38 lbs. I change my own tire's so I don't worry about that part. Anyone close enough to me can get them changed for free.
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I've been researching this myself and seeing inconsistent information. Are there any safety risks to putting a 240 on the stock rim? What are the reasons not to do it?
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post #10 of 207 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 05:24 PM
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Sorry, I literally spent hours searching and reading more posts than I can remember on this, and after I was done I still did not feel like there was any kind of consensus. Some people said they did it and it was no big deal. Others said it's a bad idea or it's difficult to do or not worth the trouble. Even read the FAQ, and there it implies that it's a safety risk but I've read enough positive posts that I don't know what to conclude. I'm hoping someone can set me straight.
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