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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Default Any body put anything wider than a 180 rear tire on a Vegas?

I was wondering if anyone put anything wider than a 180 on a stock rim on a Vegas?

I was told on the Vegas if you wanted to put a 240-260 you would have to cut the subframe. Its more narrow on a Vegas, a jackpot and kingpin has a wider subframe.
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I have been wondering this myself. Whats the biggest you can go on a stock rim without modding anything? I want to up the size on both my front and rear when the time comes to replace them.

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I have been wondering this myself. Whats the biggest you can go on a stock rim without modding anything? I want to up the size on both my front and rear when the time comes to replace them.
My buddy and the President of " Victory Motorcycle Club" Kevin, is head of service at my local Polaris / Victory said the subframe would have yo be cut yo allow anything wider...especially what I'm looking for, 240ish

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That doesnt sound right at all, usually there is at least room to go up a size or two without mods.

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That doesnt sound right at all, usually there is at least room to go up a size or two without mods.

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If you read it says a 240-260, is what you woukd have to cut for. That's not a size or two.

But, after doing some research at the dealership with cash in hand for a larger tire, they also said I couldn't go anything bigger than a 180... that could be wrong but I don't know why they would say that if it wasnt right.
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From what I have read you can get a 200 in there on that rim, but it will make the tire rounder then it should be. It was suggested to run them on a 5.5" rim, some of the bikes have that size on them, mine on my 07 is a 5" mag.

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for the 200 if you have the 5.5" wide rim you are ok! if you have the 5" not a good idea!! regards!

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I have a 200 on my stock rim on my 04 Vegas......

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What brand? What size? 200x?x18 how do you like it? What size is your rim the 5" or 5.5"

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200 ON A 5" RIM MAKES FOR A TALLER TIRE THAT IS HORRIBLE IN TRANSITION[sorry bout the caps] I suppose if you didn't care about degrading your cornering, or straight line stability[at speed] You can run a 200, and keep the pressure low. Me I like my bike to perform the best it can

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