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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kd01 View Post
    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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    KD
    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.

    Edit - How the heck do you make a pic show up and NOT be a thumbnail (without having to use photobucket, etc.)?
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    This question has been asked a lot over the years. You can keep the stock fender and use a couple of options. You can cut it and weld additional metal in it to make it wider and maintain the stock appearance. Or you can widen it by physically hammering it out... There are bikes on here that have done both.

    You can also buy a steel fender off ebay and custom fit it, or you can buy a number of aftermarket fenders.. The choice is yours it all depends on how you want to handle it.

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    Exactly this wide.

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    Well, a stock C fender is about 9.5" wide (241 mm) at the edges and 8.5" (216 mm) wide inside (inner fender) at the receivers for the frame ears. The rear end of it is narrower, the front is wider. So, I guess you need to stretch that fender, it's not just a bolt-on, without modification.

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    The first guy on the board to use the stock fender with a 240 that I can remember was madmanadam. If I remember correctly he discarded the inner fender,spread the fender by driving a section of 2X4 inside the fender to get the width & then welded nuts inside the fender to bolt to the struts.It turned out pretty good.Shoot him a PM......................................... Rod



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    Quote Originally Posted by RODS X View Post
    The first guy on the board to use the stock fender with a 240 that I can remember was madmanadam. If I remember correctly he discarded the inner fender,spread the fender by driving a section of 2X4 inside the fender to get the width & then welded nuts inside the fender to bolt to the struts.It turned out pretty good.Shoot him a PM......................................... Rod

    You might be right about madmanadam but If memory serves me right, I believe VTXROCKETEER did it first.
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