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93 xv750 tire fitment

PostAuthor: NineFinger25 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:18 pm

I have a 93 Xv750 with some dry rotted tires. It has the stock size tires (100/90r19 front 140/90r15 rear) and i was wondering if some
Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Scrambler AX41S 120/70R19 front and 160/60R15 rear would fit. the bike is stock height with stock fenders.
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Re: 93 xv750 tire fitment

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:40 pm

Clearance will be the problem. A 150 will fit on the back, but a 160 probably won't clear.
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Re: 93 xv750 tire fitment

PostAuthor: Jake » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:10 pm

How about a 170/80 15 ? That what this guy put on.

I don’t know if a 170 is a recommended size for the width of a VIrago rim. There is always a safety factor with putting a tire on a rim that is too wide for the rim.

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Re: 93 xv750 tire fitment

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:50 am

NineFinger25---> :VTF:

Wow..I can't believe that'sa 170/80, and still have those clearances (fender/mud guard/swingarm). Just as an aside: I usually could eek out 15-20,000 outta Metzelers, same with Conti's (150/90/15)...but that's probly why they get the big bucks. Use to be a total Metzeler geek for ages, till I saw the wet weather performance of Continental. Both touring make-up & 80% highway/interstate time. JMO: but those low profile tires are going to wear. They take careful air pressure monitoring for the size of bike, rider and riding habits, as to avoid nasty cupp'n (one of the biggest tire killers) (IMO) Speak'n of: You couldn't give a set of Dunlops. :bg: Coarse, tires, like every consumable part on a motorcycle, is always a matter of personal tastes.
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Re: 93 xv750 tire fitment

PostAuthor: Jake » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:53 am

Looked up some stuff. Virago rear rim is 3 inches wide. The widest tire that SHOULD be used on a VIrago is a 150.

The danger in using a tire that is too wide, as I understand it, is the possibility of losing the bead seal on a turn. Too much risk for me.
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Re: 93 xv750 tire fitment

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:58 am

:yup:
Definitely..that's the way "I've" always understood it. For a Virago, anyway. Lotta people don't take the time to figure out bead vs rim dimensions. Specially chain vs drive shaft/swingarm. They just go for the 'looks'. :bg:
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Re: 93 xv750 tire fitment

PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:27 am

NineFinger25 wrote:Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Scrambler AX41S 120/70R19 front and 160/60R15 rear would fit.


I hope you didn't buy that 160/60 15, you didn't do yourself any favors if you did. Get the size bstig60 suggested.

The 160 tire is wider, but it is also much shorter than the 140/90 15 and the 150/90 15.

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