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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.

Tigger
 

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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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sorry couldnt resist.................................t


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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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.
i agree, that is why i started this thread. the answers might be there but they are strung out over 4,000 posts.
 

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since I have been using 240 for 20 year with no problem// anyone who say u cant hasn't tried
My reason for potentially not being able to do it is if my local Honda dealer can't or won't. That's the only place I have within 50 miles that could replace a motorcycle tire for me.
 

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nah if your not sure, and your dealer/whatever says they can't and you enjoy dreaming of the cool things you shoulda had but don't. It would probably be best to just not do it then.

Or, if, maybe...

Sorry it's one of those days.

When the MOST experienced members on this forum all said they've been running them for years w/o any know problems, I bought mine that day. I love it.

Tigger
 

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