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PostSubject: Increase tire width VS800   Increase tire width VS800 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 29, 2016 4:48 pm

Is it possible to put a wider tire on a VS 800 stock rim?  I realize there may be some clearance issues with the rear fender and what not but I am willing to make the mods.  I do not want a crazy wide tire but something a little more aggressive looking like a sport bike size.  The VS 800 stock is 140mm so I was hoping 150-160?  Anyone know if this is possible?
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PostSubject: Re: Increase tire width VS800   Increase tire width VS800 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 29, 2016 7:09 pm

Check how much clearance there is either side? going up one size to a 150 shouldn't be a problem, it'll only be 5mm wider each side.
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PostSubject: Re: Increase tire width VS800   Increase tire width VS800 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 29, 2016 10:56 pm

Could look interesting and easy to change back when / if selling.  Would it make a difference to the ride / handling?
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PostSubject: Re: Increase tire width VS800   Increase tire width VS800 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 29, 2016 11:24 pm

johnboss wrote:
Could look interesting and easy to change back when / if selling.  Would it make a difference to the ride / handling?

Not really over one size up John (say 150 section from 140), ride height might change by a few mm because putting a wider tyre on a narrow rim squeezes the tyre in an upwards direction, giving say a 55mm side wall height instead of a 50, so instead of getting, say a 150 x 50 x 15 you'll be making the tyre a 145 x 55 x 15 if that makes sense? each manufacturer will be slightly different too, by a few mm's probably so that's another thing to take into consideration. 

Here's a list of tyre's for the vs750,  I think they share the same 3" rim as the vs800  (old tyre post! but still quite a few going.)



www.foreven.com/motorcycles/Tyres/SuIntruder8.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Increase tire width VS800   Increase tire width VS800 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 01, 2016 1:41 am

Thanks a lot for the info and link.  I would imagine the 750 has the same rim size as the 800.  I know most of their other parts are interchangeable.
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