This is not another tire thread
I have 2009 K1200TL with a Hannigan SP2 sidecar and have been running it for 4 years now . . .
Front Tire: SHINKO 130/70-17 62H
Been running for 4 years - lots of meat on the tire - many K1200LTs that have been triked run this tire as well
Was a recommendation from Doc Edkin who puts on many more miles than I ever will - he has a K1200LT with a Hannigan GTL sidecar
Clearance = On my bike runs real close the the fender but no issues - might have used few washers here and there - can't remember!!!
Cost was $69 shipped on Amazon.
Bridgestone Front Tire Rating 58V - 520# 150mph
Shinko Front Tire Rating 62H - 584# 130mph
(Note the Shinko is a Rear Tire and the windings on the tire help in this situation as the normal front tires wear quickly in a sidecar application
as they scrub in turns in fact some people run them backwards to get even better life but give up siping - I do not I run them in recommended
Current Rear Tire: Stock Bridgestone Bias Ply Battlax 160/70-17
New Rear Tire: However just purchased Achilles-ATR-K-ECONOMIST 175/55-17 88V Car Tire
and I am going to mount this tire on the LTs rim.
Talked with two owners of K1200LTs at the BMWMOA Rally in Lebanon this year who have been running on these car tires on
stock rear rims for several years with no issues. From a design standpoint some risk in that the car tire differs from motorcycle
tires in the rim profile. Tire does require additional spacers and longer BMW lug nuts . . .
Tire size calculators indicate that the car tire mentioned will require the motor to run about 4.9% higher in RPMs - however
when running motorcycle tires with a sidecar the center flat spots and wears down fairly quickly thus the real difference in
motor RPMs is not all that great and the higher RPMs give the bike a little more grunt in all gears!!
There is a thread on ADVRider that talks about this and many other K1200LT sidecar stuff >> CLICK
Good luck as you take in all this information . . .