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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 10-30-2015, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Well we talked about a fat tire on the front of a XC a couple of weeks ago, and it got me looking around. Then I spun a bearing and damaged the hub on my 21" wheel. Instead of just throwing a stock wheel back on. I went to the tire calculator, and found that a 160/60/18 is almost the identical height as the 130/70. The 160/60 is a readilt available rear tire, and so I ordered a cheapish Perelli to try it with. Mounting it was a bit of a bastard. The wheel should really be .5" wider, but I did get it on. The fender is super tight, but after a 10 mile ride I had no rubbing at all. Looks real tough in person. Has that.....hhhhhmmmmmmm whats different about that bike look
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Kev I thought you where doing a 23"?
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Kev I thought you where doing a 23"?
Had this option on hand and cheap

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Is it safe to assume the size tire is only available in a rear tire? Looks damn cool to me
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Is it safe to assume the size tire is only available in a rear tire? Looks damn cool to me
That's the only way I found it. People been running them backwards for a while.

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We were running tires backwards 20 years ago.
Paul Yaffe put a 180 on the front of a road glide. He said it would be the next trend
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That looks sweet!
Is that the 21 or 18" front fender?

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That looks sweet!
Is that the 21 or 18" front fender?
Stock 18" rim and fender

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After squishing it on that rim do you think it ended up accually wider than a 140 on the same rim width? Do you have a caliper big enough to measure it?

Seeing that makes me want to do a 180 on a 5.5 rim but I think I'm going to stick with the 140/r21 we talked about. That would save me from having to buy a rim I just need to figure out a fender and trying to get it painted to match the Magnum might not be to easy.

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So how does it handle? Much heavier steering or about the same. It would seem to be putting more rubber on the road the way it looks. Does it feel good in the turns. I actually think it looks good. But I think these bikes handle pretty good,do not want to screw the handly up,ha,ha. Looks sharp, may do this myself next time I need a front tire. Thanks Kevin for the pictures. Please let us know how this tire wears also. Also what psi are you running in it?

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