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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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I own a 06 vegas with a stock chrome swing arm. I have a 180 rear tire and wondering how big i can go with out changing the swing arm. Some people have told me i could fit a 200 with the stock swing arm and rim.
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My dealer told me that a 200 is the biggest size on a stock swingarm but not great if you do 2 up riding. I guess the tire rubs with the added weight. I thought about doing it to my bike but I had a chance to see one done and I have to be honest...... didn't think that it looked much different the the 180. That's my .02.
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I also have an 06 Vegas and was thinking about the 200 rather than a 180. What did you end up puttong on your 06?

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Wow... there are many documented pitfalls to putting a 200 tire on the stock rims. Can't believe this question still comes up. In a nutshell, it's a mistake.

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The later stingray rear wheel accepts the 200 size ok

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Just because you can squeeze the tire on the rim,doesn't mean it's a good thing.Look at it this way,just because a fat chick can get in to a mini skirt,should she???? You'll be much better off sticking with the 180. If you want a fat tire,go with a full blown 250 conversion.

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Just because you can squeeze the tire on the rim,doesn't mean it's a good thing.Look at it this way,just because a fat chick can get in to a mini skirt,should she???? You'll be much better off sticking with the 180. If you want a fat tire,go with a full blown 250 conversion.
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Exactly! Unless you don't mind the tire growth at speed ripping out your wiring harness and wobble/handling issues... it looks phat sitting at the local bar though, so if that's all you care about, go for it.

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So where can one get a 250 conversion for a 2011?

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There are no conversion kits. You have to buy the parts seperately. Do a search and you will find threads covering this
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I have learned through my life a simple plain truth........If it ain't broken don't fix it....Going to a 200 instead of a 180 is probably not going to look much (if any) different...why take the chance of mucking (I didn't say what I was thinking) up a nice bike...? LOL

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