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How wide is a 240 tire?

How wide is a 240 tire? Has anyone put on a 240 tire with a stock fender? I would like to change the swingarm and wheel and tire but keep the stock fender.

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Divide 240 by 25.400 = 240/25.400= 9.448 inches

Metric conversion from / to cm to in. is 25.400

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This is interesting.

The industry rule of thumb is that for every 1/2" change in rim width, the tire's section width will correspondingly change by approximately 2/10".
For example: a tire in the P205/60R15 size has an approved rim width range from 5.5" to 7.5" wide. The tire has a section width of 8.23" (209mm) when mounted on a 6.0" wide wheel. If that tire were mounted on all of the rims within its range, the tire's approximate section width would change plus or minus two tenths of an inch.


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My error; the Metric conversion from mm to inches - multiply inches x 25.400 or divide mm x 25.400 for inches.

240mm/25.400 = 9.448819 inches, just math.. http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/length_conversion.php

200mm = 7.87 inches
40mm = 1.57 inches

I'm not certain how it 's looked at according to rim size, but will check it out..

kdO1, I have a 200 on my R with no mod to the fender necessary. Do a search because I think you have to grind the mounting brackets and possibly more for anything wider. Ask some of the many Dark side riders with wide tires. Good Luck!

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How wide is a 240 tire? Has anyone put on a 240 tire with a stock fender? I would like to change the swingarm and wheel and tire but keep the stock fender.

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You need a wider fender. There is an other thread about this here on VTXOA.

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Great looking bike ERVIN!!

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you do not need a wider fender . there are at least 100 vtxs with the stock fender and a 240 . use the search button . there is even a complete write up on how to do it . remove inner fender and bottle jack the frame ears 1/4 inch pretty simple to do .

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You will need a different fender my tire is around 10" wide. I have seen someone that did it and to me it did not look good.

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Like it's been said you can do it, but it looks a little off. I would rent a port-a-power from a tool rental place to spread the frame ears. In the long run the best look is a SUMO X package

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Here is a 250 underneath a stock fender. If you gonna make it work, its gonna be ugly.

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