I installed a new Shinko 777 HD today on my 2005 LT. Installed no problem and the tire has about 1/2 inch of clearance on the swing arm so no problem there. It appears that the profile of the Shinko is more rounded than that of the Metzeler ME880 Marathon it replaced. Something I like about the Metzeler is it never developed the normal rear wheel center flat spot that most rear tires do, it seemed to wear evenly from one side of the tread to the other. The Metzeler that got replaced today had about 11,500 miles on it so I was happy with it's longevity. I only have 1 mile on the Shinko but at $111.00 delivered I'll give it a try and see how it performs and wears.