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I HAVE looked a number of posts on this subject and posted replies asking for advice but have not been lucky enough to get a reply. Being a bit of a newbie to the custom world I need a few things spelt out in laymen's terms.

BACKGROUND - I want to fit a 200 rear tyre to my M800. I know it will make the bit handle slightly differenlt and all that , but I am not bothered. Ultimately it will look %%%%%%, and that's my main motivation.

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1. The tyre of choice appears to be a METZELER 880 Marathon (200-70-15). Is it a simple case of stock tyre off, 200 on? OR does there need to be some kind of mod carried out. Only my local garage (who is not a custom fan I hasten to add) suggestes that there is not enough room for a 200 due to the position of the drive shaft. Please can someone spell it out for me before I part company with my hard earned cash!

2. Assuming that it is simple case of replacing stock tyre for new tyre I have found 2 other tyres of the same size (an AVON & a PIRELLI). Am I right in assuming that either of these will fit too.

I appreciate I probably sound like a nugget with these bone questions, but would be grateful from someone with experience to set me straight.

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Search function is your friend, this subject has been covered dozens of times and yes the 200 Metz will fit with no problems.
 

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I was going to post the same question as i asked my local tyre shop and they said i couldnt go bigger by the looks of thing without modification, but if it will just go straight on then i think ill get one:mrgreen:
 

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Yeah a 200 mm tire will fit fine with no modification at all. I'm on my 3rd year running 200 and lowered 2 1/2".

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Gents,

Very many thanks.

TNM50 I have searched and have looked at burnchasis post about fitting with interest. However I just needed to hear it plain and simple, because whilst his post didn't stipulate a mod was required it didn't say specifically that it wasn't either - and just like Wad I have been given some incorrect (and adamant) advice that a 200 wouldn't work.

Super dooper - bet get one on order! Whoop whoop!!!
 
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