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Latest post Wed, May 10 2017 6:54 PM by ItsPollock. 4 replies.
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  • Sat, May 6 2017 8:25 PM

    2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom front tire

    As an owner of a Vulcan custom, one of the few issues (if you want to call it that) are that of the front tire being super narrow and finding every crack in the road.  The stock front tire is 80/90-21" and I'm trying to find out if the 130/70-21" would fit. I've read that the 90/90-21" fits, but that doesn't seem like a significant change.

  • Sun, May 7 2017 9:07 AM In reply to

    Re: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom front tire

     I cannot recommend a tire size different than the OEM tire size due to safety pertaining to clearances. People do go to the 90/90-21 or a 110/90-21 tire with some modifications due to the clearances. Remember the tire depending on air pressure, load, and road condition will not stay one specific shape while riding so if changing from the OEM size it is imperative to make sure at any point the tire will not rub anything.

     

     

     

  • Mon, May 8 2017 4:55 PM In reply to

    Re: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom front tire

    I expect to have to modify the front fender, as there is already little clearance.  The 110/90-21 may be my best option in that case. Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Re: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom front tire

    ItsPollock - do you know anyone running a 110/90-21?  maybe measure how much clearance they have?

    The first tool out of the box should be the "book"  Geeked

  • Wed, May 10 2017 6:54 PM In reply to

    Re: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom front tire

    I don't know anyone else with the same motorcycle as me, but having to adjust (or remove) my front fender shouldn't be an issue.

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