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Price though went up from 250 to 350 bucks. Don't know why and did not ask Jim . I assume better quality? Dunno, but I am gonna install it when the weather gets warmer here in Mass.
Then I will get the 225 car tire onto the back. I have heard that someone was using a 245/50 on back? Any feedback on that tire?
Can't wait for winta to be over! ha
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245/50

Milos;

I have a Dunlap 245/50ZR15 on the back of my Boss. My scoot is a 97 with 03 forks, swingarm and wheels, and 04 bodywork.

The rear fender has the "dredded" indent on the left front, but I didn't have to trim it. The tire clears it well.

It is enough smaller OD it makes a significent RPM difference (Mine's a clutch single speed) that Mike can give you the RPM specs differences.

Love the tread in the rain, and we have lots of that. Have had her to approx 6K RPM several times and have never had a hint of a tire induced wobble, course I have the "Baby" ZZ4 motor as well.

When my check rides over in a couple days, I'll go backwards and find all the old posts for you listing where I ordered it, price, etc. As I recall it was considerably less than a 230.

It is a bit "edgy", and at times rather bitchy on loose stuff (slow), and irregular pavement seams, etc., but not enough for me to put a 230 back on yet.

Had lots of good advisers on this and the "Hoss Country" site steer me thru it, and am darned well pleased with it.

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Re: 245/50

HAWK88 said:
Milos;

I have a Dunlap 245/50ZR15 on the back of my Boss. My scoot is a 97 with 03 forks, swingarm and wheels, and 04 bodywork.

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I just ordered the 2002 side panels for my 99. I didn't know the 04 would work on the older bikes. Tell me about it. Will the top piece work on our frame and if so how much was it? I couldn't believe how cheap the side panels were ($48 bucks a piece).
 

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Late Model Body Work

LaMont;

Don't know about the "top piece" fitting earlier Hoss's. The fenders and side panels apparently were a snap. They look rather nice.

Your welcome to look her over @ Bike Week as well. Looks like just new mounting holes tapped into the frame. I think the newer panels are somewhat stronger material than just fiberglass, because you can really crunch down on the fastners and distort the "at rest" shape of the panel without cracking them. Not that I have a temper, but I got tired of losing fastners!

After check rides I'll try and take some photos, and e-mail them, if I caint learn how to post them.

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Cool, I would love to see the pictures.

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LaMont;

Don't know about the "top piece" fitting earlier Hoss's. The fenders and side panels apparently were a snap. They look rather nice.

Your welcome to look her over @ Bike Week as well. Looks like just new mounting holes tapped into the frame. I think the newer panels are somewhat stronger material than just fiberglass, because you can really crunch down on the fastners and distort the "at rest" shape of the panel without cracking them. Not that I have a temper, but I got tired of losing fastners!

After check rides I'll try and take some photos, and e-mail them, if I caint learn how to post them.

HAWK88
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I have the 2002 side covers on my 2000 also and I think the 2004 side covers are the same as the 2002 ?

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cool Milos...let me know how you like the #7. I'm getting ready to do the same. I just put a 255 70R15 on the rear of my 99 and it stuffs the rear fender but fits...it looks great.
 

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Warren, 255/70's?

Sounds kinda big. Any problem doing burnouts on them? Do ya think that maybe that size tire would cause too much stress on the tranny rather than the 225/70's? Big tires though, look awsome on the BH! I was thinking of the 225/70's and maybe the 245/50's on back but still want to burn rubber at will (hope no one here has a name "Will"? hahahah)
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I love the fat tire look on a BH. Mine is a ZZ4 too. Do you have any problems doing burnouts with this tire? Can you come to a full stop without putting your feet down onto the pavement (flat road of course ahahah). I hated the 230 and this hatred came out when I rode on some wet roads. The 250 Avons I have on right now should behave themselves in the rain but I don't trust them so hence the reason for going to a car tire. So now I gotta choose between the 225/70's, the 245/60's, and the 255/70's on the back. Dang what a choice. I want the looks of a fat tire but I also want to do easy burnouts with them. I am sure that the Nesco #7 will help this when I get to install it.
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I had a 235 on mine but I replaced it with a 225 because that's all they had at the time. I love it. I have had it on the bike for over a year and have done a ton of burnouts with it and I still have a lot of rubber left.

barbarianthemadserb said:
I love the fat tire look on a BH. Mine is a ZZ4 too. Do you have any problems doing burnouts with this tire? Can you come to a full stop without putting your feet down onto the pavement (flat road of course ahahah). I hated the 230 and this hatred came out when I rode on some wet roads. The 250 Avons I have on right now should behave themselves in the rain but I don't trust them so hence the reason for going to a car tire. So now I gotta choose between the 225/70's, the 245/60's, and the 255/70's on the back. Dang what a choice. I want the looks of a fat tire but I also want to do easy burnouts with them. I am sure that the Nesco #7 will help this when I get to install it.
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I run the H70 225R Firestone PV41.. I had the 235 on it and on a trip the mounting screws on the rear fenders cut the tire. I was riding double and pulling a Kwik Kamp. I changed to the 225R and love it. My bike came with the 140 on front. I changed it to a 130 and henceforth made the bike more responsive. You need to be sure that the tire psi is spot on as this will put you into a wobble quicker that a cat can lick his ass.
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