View Full Version : 230 rear tire sporty

12-11-2009, 5:49 PM
i just picked up an 01 sporty sport with a 230 rear tire kit, it has a deuce taillight
what do i do? i dont really like the way it looks should i hardtail it and bring it back to a stock tire?or should i try to make it look cool with the 230 or should i just ride it

12-11-2009, 6:30 PM
Depends, do you want a hardtail and a stock tire, or do you want to try to make a Sporty with a 230 cool? And I'm guessing your going to ride it either way.

12-11-2009, 6:40 PM
ideally id like to make the 230 look cool because im cheap any suggestions?

12-11-2009, 11:18 PM
ideally id like to make the 230 look cool because im cheap any suggestions?

I assume it's got a custom swingarm etc to fit the fat tire? Sell it off and find a cheap deal on a stock set up? Or find a dude that wants that set up and trade him.

12-12-2009, 2:54 PM
if you keep the 230 you will be missing out on a few hp's from your engine... the wieght between the 230 set up compared to a 130 is noticable, the more rolling wheel mass the less hp to the ground. ditch the 230!

12-12-2009, 6:48 PM
weigh in pretty heavy. Hopefully it is at least a 1200. The 230 is a decent look cause you don't see it too often and your sporty isn't all offset to allow the spacing. There is a market for them, we still get a few customers asking for wide tire kits.
It is all about what you like. Ride the pee out of it for a while, you will either adapt and love it, or tear it down a love it, but ride the wheels off and decide what is right for you. Just be original, instead of trying to blend in if you can.

12-13-2009, 7:17 AM
thanks for the advice nicko i will ride the piss out of it and next winter i will either leave it or tear it down

12-13-2009, 9:30 AM
original owners personality, post a picture. It is a bike, we LOVE bikes here.

I put all of my bikes for sale this summer due to some medical problems, I needed cash fast and damned if my FXR, rigid and Dyna sold and left me with two softails. I thought the softys would go and leave me with the core bikes. I am not proud of them FXST's , but I am thankful to GOD my old lady and I have something to ride and am healthy enough now to ride everyday. If I can make these two piglets look passable, anything is possible!

12-13-2009, 12:00 PM
i just put some loser machine and biltwell stickers on it good to go (for now)

03-01-2010, 5:25 PM
no picts?

03-01-2010, 6:23 PM
I would lose the 230 and start winning at life.

Sell that junk to someone on the Sportster forum. You can probably get a pretty penny for that stuff.
Tire, rim, swingarm and fender should get you enough money for either a nice hardtail. Definitely enough to buy the stuff to bring it back to stock.

03-01-2010, 8:07 PM
Just do a big ass smokey burnout with the 230, then you'll need a new tire and feel better about it all. Oh but get the camera rolling first.