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Hi, I have a 180/55-18 on my Vegas right now, and want to put replace it with a wider tire. What's the widest that will fit without major changes?
The 180 is the best fit for your wheel. If you must... you can get a 200 on the rear depending on the manufacturer. I know a Dunlop won't work. What actually will fit I can't tell you for certain.
 

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200mm tires are made for 6" rims.
Your rim is 5".
If you put a 200 on a 5" rim... the tire is 20mm wider, but the rim is 25mm narrower than it was designed for. Guess what? You get nothing. Plus the tire will wear funny because it's pinched onto a rim too narrow for it.

The 180mm tire that looks the fattest is the Pirelli Night Dragon.
PIRELLI NIGHT DRAGON 180/55R-18 M/C (74W), REAR

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I put a Metzeler ME880 200 on my Vegas when I had it. It looked wider and rode okay but above 80 mph I started to get a wobble I never had with the 180. Put a 180 back on and never thought about it again. Stay with the 180 or buy something made for a fatter tire.
 
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