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December 04, 2019, 02:47:06 PM
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HD Vic


Hello HD fam.I have a Question in regards to a 2001 RK classic.what do I need to do to use a D402MU85B16 rear tire on a older RK?I'm running a mt90b16 well it's for my Brother's bike.

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December 04, 2019, 04:08:43 PM
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HDBitchin

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Here are two links that include fitment info on HD motorcycles (scroll down each of the pages)...

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/zz25322/dunlop-d402-mu85b16-rear-tire

https://www.jpcycles.com/product/214-002/dunlop-d402-mt90b16-rear-tire

The MU85B16 looks like is going fit on 2002 and newer Road Kings.

The MT90B16 is for 2001 Road Kings.

They have slightly different dimensions as you can read from the below attached pictures. Width differences are probably going to be the issue.

The 140 that you are wanting might rub the fender. What can you do to make it work? Not sure.


December 04, 2019, 04:45:11 PM
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HD Vic


Thanks for the input Johnny 5

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December 04, 2019, 09:53:38 PM
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@HD Vic

Here is a good read on tire width changes...

Tire Width


December 08, 2019, 01:03:36 PM
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HD Vic


I did the upgraded tire on my my bros bike.went on with no problems.

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December 08, 2019, 01:06:09 PM
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HD Vic


Here a pic


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December 08, 2019, 01:06:54 PM
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HD Vic


No rubbing.

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December 08, 2019, 01:07:57 PM
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HD Vic


2001 road king classic.

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December 09, 2019, 11:44:54 AM
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The difference between the two tires is 10 mm and we can all agree that isn’t much at all but as the link to the thread that Tank shared with you called “Tire Width” says...

“Tires “grow” at speed. Temperature and centrifugal force cause a spinning tire to be measurably larger than one at rest.”

Hopefully what you see in the garage won’t change much once they heat up from riding.
Smoke em if you got em

December 09, 2019, 12:42:08 PM
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HD Vic


Well, so far so good.we did a 150mile round trip on saturday after the toy run.with him an his wife an we had not a one issue.there are plenty of threads on this topic an some say it's ok an some say the belt scrubber will make contact.I told him if it comes down to rubbing we'll change it back an I'll get a new tire for my 05 win win for me.

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