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Old 10-08-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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I Ride: 2000 Honda VFR800, 2008 Husqvarna TE-610
Tire fitment question
I have a Husky te-610 which has a 18" rear wheel & takes a 140mm wide tire. I have a friend's useable 18" x 110mm tire which was on his front wheel & still has lot's of useable tread. The wheel is about 3-1/2" wide for reference. Can I use the narrower tire or will I run into major issues?

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Should be fine. Double check the manufacturer's recommended wheel widths for the new tire just to be safe.

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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Uh, you shouldn't run a FRONT tire on the REAR. Typically the belting is different....the fronts aren't quite as robust. I sure wouldn't do it.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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I run a front tire on the rear of my 250 without any issues (but that's on a sub-300 lb. bike.)

30mm is like 1.2 inches, that's quite a bit narrower.


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Old 10-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #5
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I didn't catch that it was a front.....
Eh, it'll still "work" technically speaking.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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You have a nice bike. Why not put the correct tire on it?
Why take a chance on crashing? Maybe totaling it and injuring yourself.

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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You have a nice bike. Why not put the correct tire on it?
Why take a chance on crashing? Maybe totaling it and injuring yourself.
It's ironic that you'd say that with a picture of Burt Munroe as your avatar doing 200 mph on a pos bike!
Seriously though, I appreciate the concern.

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #8
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I run a front tire on the rear of my 250 without any issues (but that's on a sub-300 lb. bike.)
KevinD
Thanks for the real world input. My bike weighs just over 300 lbs.



Over the winter the bike will only be used for commuting back and forth to work which is only 11 miles a day. I'm not sure I'll use it but if I do, I'll take it easy.
Thanks guys!

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #9
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Is this a knobby or dual sport tire? Because there are not many 18" fronts for off road. You Husky probably takes a 140/80-18, but off road tires come in different sizes which are similar. So you bike could also use a 120/100-18 (which is very close to a 140/80 in actual size), or a 130/80-18 or 110/100-18. If your friend's tire is a 110/100-18, it should work fine on your Husky. See chart below:


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