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17 inch front tire options

I’ve got a BMW R1200r with a DMC sidecar and a front wheel extender.  It’s eaten through the original Michelin Pilot Road 5 in no time and I can’t find a 17 inch front sidecar tire.  I’m considering an ME888 due to its potential tread life, but would love to know if there are better options. Wheel is Specd for a 120/70-17 but there is room for something larger in the fenderwell. 

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What is the best 17" tire for a sidecar?

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Others have used 17" rear tires - do a search here and on ADV forum - hacks - 

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Michael Boeglin

Hi, @michael-boeglin. Your sidecar looks cool! 

Best regards!

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Michael Boeglin

 Think out side the box. You have a 17 inch wheel , options are limited.  I will briefly give an example.  18 inch rear wheel 180/55B18 tire.

Tall narrow sidewall.  I wanted a car tire on it and No 18 inch would work.   I wanted to keep the tire height as close to the stock tire as I could.

The answer was change to 16 inch wheel and a 195/65R16 tire.   Results was with in 2/10's of an inch of factory tire and wheel in height and 1/2 inch wider. Works prefect.   Use this as you search.  Put in size you have and what you want to compare.

https://tiresize.com/comparison/

My rig is larger and heavier Current front tire has 8,000 miles on it and still good. 130/70B18

 Good luck Your rig looks great