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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if you can fit a 200 tyre to the rear wheel of my RGS without any modifications?

has anyone done it?

If so, what make di you usee\/

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Hi Slimboybinz; how is life in the RSA?
Regarding your question; I believe the Rushmore and 2009 and later models should fit a rear 200/50-18 without any mods. But the older models need a conversion kit. What model year is your RGS?
I have the "old" model with the old chassis/swing-arm. To give an example I would have to get the following:
- new wider swing-arm/wheel axle
- new rear custom fender
- new saddlebag support kit
- new primary kit (off-set) extended transmission main shaft and main drive gear
- new front and rear final drive pulleys and belt to fit

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i would imagine since he is talking rgs, that it is a rushmore bike. nevertheless, i do have experience with the 200. i bought a set of cvo takeoffs agitators for my 2010 rgc. the tire fit fine. looked good too. ran it for a little while before i traded that bike in for my cvo.

before giving up the bike, i took the agitators off and put them on the wife's bike. i had read several articles about using a 200 on the rim that was not designed for it and what possible problems there could be, ie. tire not staying seated, etc. when i was riding it, i was always aware of what could happen, but i was willing to take the risk. when i put it on the wife's bike, i was not willing to risk her safety.

another aspect to look at. the 200 is not a multi tread tire. you'll be lucky to get 7000 miles out of it, while the stock multi tread is good for 20,000 or more.

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Hi Slimboybinz; how is life in the RSA?
Regarding your question; I believe the Rushmore and 2009 and later models should fit a rear 200/50-18 without any mods. But the older models need a conversion kit. What model year is your RGS?
I have the "old" model with the old chassis/swing-arm. To give an example I would have to get the following:
- new wider swing-arm/wheel axle
- new rear custom fender
- new saddlebag support kit
- new primary kit (off-set) extended transmission main shaft and main drive gear
- new front and rear final drive pulleys and belt to fit

Cheers!
Hey Viking,

Lifes just fine over here and I bet hotter than Norway!

I have a 180/65/16 on at the moment and wanted to go a size bigger without changing the wheel or anything.

Looks like my options are very limited.

Rgds

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200 rear tire is best on a 17 rear wheel. It has been reported that some running 200s on the 18 have a tendency to get a wobble at speed. The 17" wheel is wider (6.25") and fits the 200mm tire better. The 18"s are 5.5" wide which is s little narrow for the 200mm. Stock rear rim is 16x5 & is not designed for a 200, if your sticking with stock rear rim I suggest staying at 180


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