New tire size on 2013 R1200GSW

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Wolfgang55, May 10, 2013.

  1. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    So w/ the new 170/60 R17, is there an easier to be had auto tire ?
    The new wheel/rim is 4.50 inches
    Last generation was 4.00 inches
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  2. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    I have not worked this out yet, We have the new bike in the shop torn down developing mounting hardware, steering modifications as well as a trailer hitch. More then likley we will be going with a 15 inch wheel to interchange with the sidecar but might try and fit an automotive tire to the stock rim depending on what is out there.
    The new bike will be our demo bike with a lot of new stuff on it at the National BMW rally.
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  3. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    We thank you for your reply

    These new 2013 GSW are really a completely new design, but for a few items.

    A demo ride only wets one's interest to learn more.
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  4. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    The dealer tells me that other then nuts and bolts, the only part that interchanges with the last R1200GS is the gas cap.
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