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Every time I see the skinny rear wheel on my bike it bugs me. I don't care about weight or magnesium. Just want a fatter wheel like that on the 1000. Does anyone know how much the stock wheel for the 1000 is? Also does it easily fit on the 800?

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I'm with Travis on this one, fat tires just look cooler. I went up to a 170 on my stock 4.5" rear wheel, but everytime it's next to my friend's Daytona I'm jealous of his fat 190 tire. Just makes the bike look so much more aggressive...

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I run a 170 on my 900 because I like to turn quickly. I agree the 190 looks awesome, but it will hurt you in the twists.
 

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you need to check axle size on that rear wheel. i think there are like 3 different rear wheels (double sided swingarm'd)...

the one that i think yours is would be:
- st2, st4, and all "st framed" monsters (this part i don't know ???)

there's also:
- 749, 999

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- 851/888/all carb'd SS/pre-2002 carbd monster.

your rear wheel could fall into this last category if the axle size is smaller than the ST.

we'll soon see...
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STravis,

Your rear wheel is a 25mm rear axle. It should be the same as the 1000. The 1000 wheel is a 5.5 but a 190 would fit better on a 6.0.

The only wheels that I have seen in 6.00 are magnesium. The price of an aftermarket magnesium mag wheel should be very close to the price of a new aluminum wheel from the dealer.

Mag rear wheels are about $1000.
 

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I actually like the way the bike feels better since I put the wider tire on. Now I don't know if it's the difference between the stock Pirelli Dragon and the newer Diablo, or the actual width, but the bike feels more solid to me when leaning into corners. I found the lean in a bit too quick for my liking, as well as being able to scrape my pegs and pipes too quickly. Now I think i can regulate my lean easier without getting too far over. Could just be me getting more comfortable with the bike, but it definitely seemed to be the tire...

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I've got an Avon AV46ST in 180 on back of my M900. I don't think a 190 would clear inside of my hugger just looking at it.

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