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Old 03-09-2009, 08:56 AM   #19
StephenB
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Originally Posted by England-Kev
It would also be nice to know the sizes people are actualy using on their G/S's, GS's, and ST's, as I am unsure of width clearence problems with some of the rear tyres (tires)
Fitment is a whole different issue. I have started a thread a long time ago with actual measure values vs rim data:

Tire size
Make/Model
Tire Width [mm]
Rim size
140/80-17
Bridgestone BT45
140.00
2.50x17 (R100R)
140/80-18
Metzeler Enduro Sahara 3
140.00
KTM (?)
140/90-18
Mitas E 08
136.00
KTM (?)
130/80-17
Avon Gripster am24
143.00
2.50x17 (R100GS)
130/80-17
Metzeler Enduro Sahara 3
125.00
2.50x17 (R100GS)
130/80-17
Metzeler Tourance
130.00
2.50x17 (R100GS)
130/80-17
Michelin Anakee
130.00
2.50x17 (R100GS)
130/80-17
Metzeler Karoo 2
130.00
2.50x17 (R100GS)
4.00-18
Metzeler Enduro Sahara 3
113.00
2.15x18 (R80G/S)
4.50-18
KENDA 270
120.00
2.50x18 (R100GS custom)
120/100-18
Avon Gripster am24
125.00
2.15x18 (R80G/S)

The ones on this list obviously all fit without issues. Which isn't a guarantee for everybody else but a good indication. Whenever custom is mentioned it is safer to assume it won't fit to a stock bike.

I also found this website: U.S And Metric Tire Size Information Calculator

This is a start and could be extended if bgoodsoil would add it to the front page ...
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