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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-25-2005, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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240 tire 16 or 18 inch rim ?

when doing a 240 kit on a 1800-C is there any reason to move up to a 18 inch rim or is it Ok to stay with the 16 inch. The apperance of the two tires should be same; height & width when mounted. I am thinking the main diff. would be unable to move up to a 250 or 260 tire. am I missing anything else ?

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Have you calculated your frame ground clearance with the 16" rim? Would that be a concern?

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would that be a problem since bike has a 16 inch from factory ?

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-25-2005, 10:18 PM
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A 240/16 will not look like a 240/18 I believe the side wall of the 240/16 is not a low profile although I am not sure I have never seen one!

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-25-2005, 10:57 PM
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I put a 16" 240 tire on my bike, I think it gives a more dragster look.....and like Ron said in a previous post...."why put something on your bike that anyone else has" .......18" 240's are everywhere
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In answer to your original question, no there is no real reason to have to move up to a 18" wheel when you go to a 240.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 10:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of preference. I know when I get mine it will certainly be a 16". Too much wheel is just gaudy, like those ridiculous Honda Civics with the giant wide wheels. I like the way rubber looks from the back and the side. Looks great Night Train.

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16 versus 18

Ok, 16th tire looks good from side as well, but what about wheel diameter? Should be smaller - and result: clearance and speed if you do not modify transmission.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 09:20 AM
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The outside diameter of the tire is the same as using an 18" rim, the 240/16 has a bigger side wall.
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