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JEEPSALES
31st January 2007, 21:22
ok so this comes over with me from my darker days of riding a honda shadow but this is what i've seen done before and wonder if it would work on a sportster. since the honda is hard to find aftermark parts for we used to go to buchanan spoke to get taller and wider spoke rims made. they lace custom spokes, nipple, outer rims to your existing hub...we turned 19x2.15 to 21x2.15 and 15x3.5 to 15,16,17,18x4.25,5.5 would this work on the sporterster to or is there more to it?

Moved On / My Own Choice
31st January 2007, 21:29
How wide you talking?

At some point you are going to start running into clearance issues with other parts.

Krayven Sumhead
1st February 2007, 11:37
Yup, unless your gonna change the swingarm and fender and maybe some other stuff, the wider tire you install won't look that much different.

JEEPSALES
1st February 2007, 13:35
the biggest tire that was able to be fit in the shadow before clearance issues with the subframe for the rear fender was an 18" 200mm tire it would catch if you rode hard enough to get it stuck in there..that and a lot of people just went to a 180mm...i guess my question is has anyone tried a relace? i haven't taken my new harley apart to see how much spare room there is to work with

leo
1st February 2007, 14:24
i've slap a 170 on a Deuce wheel, and another member was able to fit a 180 on a v-rod wheel. this is with the stock swingarm.

Rascal
1st February 2007, 14:36
When it's time for me to replace my rear tire on a 2002 XL883C can I go just one size wider and it not be a problem with stock fender, etc. that's on bike now? What's the minimum thread depth when it's time to replace the tires? I bought the bike used and has always been garaged, don't see any cracks or dryrot, have a little over 6400 miles on them. Far as I know these are the original tires, they say Harley Davidson on them as far as the brand. Thanks all.

JEEPSALES
1st February 2007, 21:24
how wide are the duece and vrod rims?

leo
2nd February 2007, 03:26
how wide are the duece and vrod rims?

duece 4.5
vrod 5.5

rolnlow
2nd February 2007, 03:32
use a 17" dyna wheel with a 180/50/17 it'll fit stock and leaves about 5mm clearance on either side of the fender

leo
2nd February 2007, 04:45
use a 17" dyna wheel with a 180/50/17 it'll fit stock and leaves about 5mm clearance on either side of the fender


how wide is the dyna wheel?

rolnlow
2nd February 2007, 04:51
4 or 4.5... cant remember exactly sorry. but it'll work.. I work in custon vehicle operations...its my job to make things work.. ahaha

JEEPSALES
2nd February 2007, 13:36
what if i plan to change my shocks in the future for something lower...i have an 2007 1200R and i want to lower it as much as possible with out going to struts. i think the 11.5" progressives would work best for me since the most the bike will ever carry is 300lbs between me and my girlfriend.