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    auto tire on 07 1200rt/w side car

    Has any one mounted a car tire on a 07 1200rt with a side car. Looking for a higher millage set up

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    FUKENGRUVEN SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
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    I've seen it done on R1200s multiple times. Most often on DMC outfits. A good place to get detailed how to info would be over on ADV Rider's Hacks sub-forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redriderbmw View Post
    Has any one mounted a car tire on a 07 1200rt with a side car. Looking for a higher millage set up
    What I meant is a car tire that fits the 1200RT on the stock rim

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    Quote Originally Posted by redriderbmw View Post
    What I meant is a car tire that fits the 1200RT on the stock rim
    I looked into the same thing on my 07 K1200GT. I'm guessing rim size is very similar. There isn't a 17" car tire narrow enough to fit.
    I talked to DMC at the rally in SLC about it. He has not done the R & D for a K1200 rig to put on a car rim with spacers. He may have for your RT though.
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    You might also get some ideas from a recent discussion here: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/rt-serie...-car-tire.html. The discussion is about RTW rears, but I suspect the Hexhead rim would need a similar spacer to provide swing arm clearance.

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    Have never seen one for the stock rim, but check with Claude at FreedomSidecars.com (http://freedomsidecars.com/parts/wheels.pdf). He machines an adapter that allows use of a car wheel on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redriderbmw View Post
    Has any one mounted a car tire on a 07 1200rt with a side car. Looking for a higher millage set up
    I have one on my R1150RT and a friend has one on his K1200LT. We both use an Achilles 175/55-17 that can be bought at Tire-Easy.com, on ebay or from Amazon. About $65. This is the only tire that we have found that fits. I do not need any spacers, the K12 had to add 3 additional 2mm spacers from the K bike. I am on my 3rd one and got 11,500 miles on each of the two. In addition to the longer waer you have additional traction both cornering and braking.

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