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Can anyone help I have an xs 250 project under way and I want to know will a Dunlop 4.00-18 tyre fit onto the front wheel ??

I currently have an Avon Road Rider 100/90-18 on the front the wheel is a 1.85-18, I have been told that a 4.00-18 you cannot get un yet I have seen a few bikes with these sizes tyres on with the same wheels,

I think the guy in the garage where I purchased the Avon from just wanted the sale and doesn't know the meaning of customer service, I was charged £90 for the Avon and since seen it on line a lot, lot cheaper, The tyre I am thinking of is a Dunlop 4.00-18 does anyone know if this will fit ????

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I'd have a look at this chart.

http://dropbears.com/u/utilities/tyrerim.htm

you don't want to ride the tyre off the rim.

If you have spoked wheels then you can get a wider rim on

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What's the standard spec sized tyre?

A 4.00 will be about the same width as a 100 but because the 100 has a 90 profile the 4.00 may have a bigger tyre wall.

4.00 means 4 inches across and probably a 4 inch tyre wall. 100/90 means 100mm across and 90% of the 100mm tyre wall. Imperial and metric tyres are measured at different parts of the tyre so it is not as straight forward as it seems.

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Dirty DT, so do you think a 4.00-18 would fit on the front without the tyre touching the forks ??

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its the mudguards that may touch. a 120 on the rear is max without the chainguard and 1mm from the drive chain

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I have to agree with Drewps on this. The tyre is at the top end of the rim range but the tyre shape will be different. Drewps is out XS expert.

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is that not a tad big for a front?

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