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I am curious to know as well what the largest rear tire I could put on without any mods to the frame could be? There looks like there is a lot of room back there it seems for a wider tire.
 

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I don't think it's worth it. I bet you can go with a 200 but that's not much of size difference and would probably compromise handling.
 

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I would like to know as well. Any comments? Only the facts please.. Guessing at what size MIGHT be able to fit really doesnt help. Any pix would be sweet too.
 

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When I bought my Metler ME880 stock size(170-80-15), I was looking at thier site and they say a 200 is the biggest you could go without any mods.
 

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Have you ever had a chance to try a 200 on the stock sabre wheel? I'd be all over that.

Thanks.

When I bought my Metler ME880 stock size(170-80-15), I was looking at thier site and they say a 200 is the biggest you could go without any mods.
 

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Thanks, it's kinda like what I stumbled upon last night...

http://www.hdwheels.com/Product.htm

Which kinda shows you need at least a 5 inch wheel >:-(. I also found this site which modifies your stock rims...

http://kosmanspecialties.com/services/wheel-widening-and-weldups/

Which is a lot of $$$ risk if you screw up. Man, this is confusing. It would be nice if someone had access to the fury and sabre and just pop the fury wheel on the sabre to test it out.

I never ried it. And I am not able to find the chart Metzler had up on thier site. If I do locate it, I will post it here. I'll keep digging :)

This chart should help you.

http://kawtriple.com/mraxl/tire_rim.htm#ME880chart
 

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I think a 180 is as big az u can go..the drive shaft is to close for any thing bigger..there is only about 1/2 inch clearance..
 

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Take some good measurements on clearance, both width in swingarm and clearance as tire goes up into fender.

Here is a chart of tire widths..

http://steelthundercc.com/tiresizes.html

I don't see a 200 series on the chart, but looks like the 180 is .1 inches wiser, which will likely be no problem..

Found another one.. google/bing is your friend..

http://www.stevenott.com/tyresizes.htm
 

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Well, I guess I'll post an update here. I apologize as I have posted this information in a separate thread.

It didn't seem feasible to try to put a bigger tire (200mm) on the stock Sabre wheel. Because the Sabre rear is narrow, it would balloon the tire more and the width would still look narrow. I did, however, got the Fury wheel 200mm wheel/tire to fit in there. Cleared the swingarm on the exhaust side by 1/16">1/8". And wheeled turned fine. Where it rubbed was at the sub-frame. I had to slice them in half, then weld flat steel on the insides to get clearance. I guess I got about 1/2" total but it cleared the tire. It's about 8.5" at the narrowest section, and it's narrower on the exhaust side verses the shaft side. But it works and I'm extremely happy. Same stock fender & swingarm. Since I was getting the welding done, I had them modify the swingarm for more room, but it wasn't necessary.

So, will a 180mm work? Yeah I think it would because your talking 20mm less that a 200. My 200 was just barely rubbing on both sides of the sub-frame at the top of the tire. Also, I did but & mount a Metzeler 170/80-15. That fits a little more wider than other tires, looks about 176mm. So it looked a little better but not night and day difference.
 
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