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southernsporty
26th May 2007, 05:27
have an 06 1200 custom. wanting to put 19 inch wheel and 100/90-19 tire on front. will it fit? planning on getting rid of front fender. how can i lower the rear to balance bike out with the front being dropped by shorter wheel? cant find any lowering kits for customs, and the "not shocks" say they only fit up to 04 model. to give you an idea of what im going for, wanting to transform my custom into something more like the nightster. thanks for the help. email me at gallant24th@yahoo.com, i dont get to check these forums very often now that im stuck in afghaniland.

bills bikes
27th May 2007, 04:34
i have a 05 883C put a 19 with a 110 90 on left the rear alone still set as it did with the 21 and handles a lot better

merc
2nd June 2007, 13:53
the 110/90 fit with no prob?
I think the 19" 100/90 is stock on the xl883.
I figured that would fit the custom too.

DutchBoy17
2nd June 2007, 15:14
I went with 19", 100/19 on the front of my XL883C, but added slightly longer shocks (12.5") to the back. I think the handling and ride are much improved. It seems like some Nightster owners are putting longer shocks on them too. Would chopping the rear fender instead of shortening the rear shocks give you more of the Nightster look without compromising suspension travel and ground clearance?

merc
4th June 2007, 03:04
what is the widest tire that will fit on an 883C without changing anything?

merc
4th June 2007, 16:55
will a 110/90 or a 120/90 fit on an 883C?

merc
4th June 2007, 16:57
Oh and while I am thinking about it..
Why won't a wheel for a '99 fit on a 2004 or newer bike?
Don't they both have 3/4" axles?

Urrell
4th June 2007, 17:55
Oh and while I am thinking about it..
Why won't a wheel for a '99 fit on a 2004 or newer bike?
Don't they both have 3/4" axles?

2005 on has a thicker rear axle!!!

merc
4th June 2007, 18:16
yea but I am asking strictly about front tires. Sometimes I read stuff that makes me think that a rim, say for a 1998 won't fit on a 2005.
I don't yet understand.
I still think that a front rim that is 19 or 21 inches with a 3/4" axle will fit, regardless of what it cam off.
What am I missing.
Sorry to sound like a dunce. I am sure others want to know too.

merc
5th June 2007, 00:36
:bump :dunno

merc
6th June 2007, 00:08
does none know what width tire can be used?
0r?????????????

Maybe I should put this in the Nighster forum.
At least there people answer.

cmonster
17th February 2008, 15:14
up to 99 has timken tapered bearing,after 99 a sealed bearing,different spacing!

snowman
17th February 2008, 15:18
yea but I am asking strictly about front tires. Sometimes I read stuff that makes me think that a rim, say for a 1998 won't fit on a 2005.
I don't yet understand.
I still think that a front rim that is 19 or 21 inches with a 3/4" axle will fit, regardless of what it cam off.
What am I missing.
Sorry to sound like a dunce. I am sure others want to know too.

Stock front end will handle a 100 tire and if the axle sizes are the same, you can use any wheel that fits within the brake caliper/spacing requirements of your particular front end.
Lot's of people are not comfortable playing with these parts to make something special work...:geek:geek:geek