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200/55-18 on 1800F?

Can I mount a Avon Cobra AV72 Cruiser Motorcycle Tire Rear -200/55-18 on my 1800F ?

I've been searching around here and think I saw where someone had done this with no problems. This bridgestone is right at 10K + and has been a very good tire. Here it is brand new.

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I run the Dunlop Elite 3.. 200/50R18.. for many years... but yes the 200/55R18 is OK. on an "F".

R is Radial. that is what came on the bike NEW.
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Tire compound might be a little harder,but yes it will work.
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Tire compound might be a little harder,but yes it will work.
Does this mean longer life?

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I run the Dunlop Elite 3.. 200/50R18.. for many years... but yes the 200/55R18 is OK. on an "F".

R is Radial. that is what came on the bike NEW.
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What are you getting for mileage on dun? I want to get as much as I can out of rear tire. I assume 200/50r18 will work on mine as well.
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I see this one at a good price but concerned about life.

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on the bridgestone.. I got 8,000 miles... I do not remember the model of tire

the dunlop I get 17,000 to 18,000 miles... I am on my third one.
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on the bridgestone.. I got 8,000 miles... I do not remember the model of tire

the dunlop I get 17,000 to 18,000 miles... I am on my third one.
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Excellent! This is why I posted this thread. You can't go by anything but word of mouth on tires. Thanks
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on the bridgestone.. I got 8,000 miles... I do not remember the model of tire

the dunlop I get 17,000 to 18,000 miles... I am on my third one.
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Probably it was a Dunlop Elite III ???
They get pretty good mileage and reviews. That is what I have and tread is holding up very well.

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Probably it was a Dunlop Elite III ???
They get pretty good mileage and reviews. That is what I have and tread is holding up very well.
How many so far?

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