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Tire fitment question

Discussion in 'Mechanical & Technical' started by Flyboymedic, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. 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?
  2. theJrod

    theJrod Racer Extraordinaire

    Should be fine. Double check the manufacturer's recommended wheel widths for the new tire just to be safe.

  3. RedKat600

    RedKat600 Vintage Screwball Staff Member

    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.
  4. KevinD

    KevinD Modulator Staff Member

    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.

  5. theJrod

    theJrod Racer Extraordinaire

    I didn't catch that it was a front.....
    Eh, it'll still "work" technically speaking.
  6. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    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:

    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
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