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Rear tire size
03/24/20 at 05:51:34
 
What would be the narrowest rear tire wich would fit the rear rim?
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Reply #1 - 03/26/20 at 01:56:51
 
Not sure if it's what you are looking for but this might help you
http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1430880930
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Reply #2 - 03/26/20 at 02:02:01
 
Yes it is, thanks!
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Reply #3 - 03/26/20 at 04:28:35
 
I  believe you are going to have trouble finding much of a selection in a 15" diameter rear tire.

I have an 18" rear wheel on my Cafe' conversion.  The narrowest tire I have run is a 110/80=18, and it worked just fine on the limited HP and relatively light weight Savage.  It looked skinny as we are used to much wider tires on modern bikes - but the Norton's and Triuimphs and BMW's in the 60's/70's had tires this width and twice the HP of the Savage.  The bike never suffered any traction of durability issues with this tire.

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Reply #4 - 03/26/20 at 06:07:11
 
Dave,

With the cafe configuration we are able to get away with a narrower tire because of the reduced weight (~300 lbs) and because of the weight shift forward. I don't think I'd want to run a mostly stock Savage with a tire less than 130/90-15. Going to a 120 or lower will have a reduced ride height, further sending weight to the rear.

Griffs - I applaud you for fighting the trend (and urge) to go big. A narrower tire leans faster and is more fun to ride. But it does look dorky.
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Reply #5 - 03/28/20 at 11:20:46
 
120/90-16 on cast wheel works a treat and doesn't look bad either !
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Reply #6 - 03/28/20 at 11:35:13
 
Will this tire fit the rear wheel of a Suzuli S40 Boulevard 2007 , with stock 15" wheel?

Shinko 240 Classic MT90-16 Retro Blackwall Front Rear Tire Harley Bobber Custom

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DrUwRU7urGHEvBjc9
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Reply #7 - 03/28/20 at 12:47:00
 
I have one on my 06'. BUT... it is for a 16" rim not the stock 15". It WILL NOT fit on a stock rim. It is also a ''tube type'' tire, meaning if you went to cast wheels to run tubeless, you still must run a tube with this tire. I am running the stock 15'' tube in it on a 16" rim and works fine.
It is a ''old school'' style tire and cruises fine, but if you like to corner hard and drag your pegs, you won't be happy with it.
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Reply #8 - 03/28/20 at 17:26:40
 
My cast rear wheel is off a gs550, slips right on, no sweat. Haven't figured out yet how to adapt the stock brake to the front cast wheel. One tube is better than 2 tubes!
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Reply #9 - 03/28/20 at 17:39:20
 
Griffs wrote on 03/28/20 at 11:35:13:
Will this tire fit the rear wheel of a Suzuli S40 Boulevard 2007 , with stock 15" wheel?

Shinko 240 Classic MT90-16 Retro Blackwall Front Rear Tire Harley Bobber Custom

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DrUwRU7urGHEvBjc9



No - You need a tire that fits a 15" wheel.
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