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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2017, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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What size front wheel can I run on a gunner? i.e. Can I fit a 21" diameter wheel without and modification to the front forks and or rake ?

Thanks in advance for the assistance lads

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What size front wheel can I run on a gunner? i.e. Can I fit a 21" diameter wheel without and modification to the front forks and or rake ?

Thanks in advance for the assistance lads

Jeff
Yeah mate, dont see why not.
Gunners basically a Vegas and they run 21"
Use the Gunnner axle and spacers

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I was wondering the same thing for my KP and figured it hsould be ok since it is basically the same bike as the vegas ...
Ive seen lots of thread with people running kp wheels and fenders on the vegas but havent seen any reversed -- vegas wheel on kp.

I you do this on your gunner please post up some pics.
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Surely I cant the first lad to have tried this ? Anybody out their with a Pic .....

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Surely I cant the first lad to have tried this ? Anybody out their with a Pic .....
Gunners only been out a coupla years and the newer style Vegas 21"er would be closest to matching the style of the rear wheel... Or the Stingray wheel?
Maybe a Magnum wheel, plenty of blokes are ditching them for even bigger front wheels given the current fad, shouldn't be difficult to buy someones take off.

Photoshop may be the way to visualise the change.
You might have more luck finding someone here capable to Photoshop the 21" of your choice onto your Gunner pic.

Or just go ahead and do it and be possibly the first!
I'm currently waiting for an axle to arrive from US that I bought on eBay last night.
Did a cross check on the Polaris Parts site like VJ Suggested and came up with a big list of other Vic's that run the same style axle as the Kingpin USD fork front end that I'm fitting to my 2010 Vegas.
See pics. My Vegas at Mt Warning, wondering if those tall trees make my front end look better....
At Willowbank drags staging lanes, see I've fitted a Cross-country/Hammer type 18" front wheel to my Vegas.
And opening the box on my brand new Chrome Kingpin USD fork front end that I'm gonna fit to my Vegas once my 2011 Vision front axle arrives from USA ebay.
Victory parts mix n match well.
Which style 21" wheel did you have in mind?
Maybe someone here can Photo-chop it for you?
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Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

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Gunners only been out a coupla years and the newer style Vegas 21"er would be closest to matching the style of the rear wheel... Or the Stingray wheel?
Maybe a Magnum wheel, plenty of blokes are ditching them for even bigger front wheels given the current fad, shouldn't be difficult to buy someones take off.

Photoshop may be the way to visualise the change.
You might have more luck finding someone here capable to Photoshop the 21" of your choice onto your Gunner pic.

Or just go ahead and do it and be possibly the first!
I'm currently waiting for an axle to arrive from US that I bought on eBay last night.
Did a cross check on the Polaris Parts site like VJ Suggested and came up with a big list of other Vic's that run the same style axle as the Kingpin USD fork front end that I'm fitting to my 2010 Vegas.
See pics. My Vegas at Mt Warning, wondering if those tall trees make my front end look better....
At Willowbank drags staging lanes, see I've fitted a Cross-country/Hammer type 18" front wheel to my Vegas.
And opening the box on my brand new Chrome Kingpin USD fork front end that I'm gonna fit to my Vegas once my 2011 Vision front axle arrives from USA ebay.
Victory parts mix n match well.
Which style 21" wheel did you have in mind?
Maybe someone here can Photo-chop it for you?
Need to remember my gunner only has one front disc and the Cross country & Magnum have two disc'z ......

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Need to remember my gunner only has one front disc and the Cross country & Magnum have two disc'z ......
Yeah that's correct but it don't matter. Either unbolt one rotor and fill the threads with cap screws or for a balanced look keep both rotors and only one caliper.
My XC/ Hammer wheel just has my Vegas rotor bolted to it, bolt patterns the same.
It'll work.

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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without matching wheel it might look funny. Try doing a photo shop of a wheel

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without matching wheel it might look funny. Try doing a photo shop of a wheel
Depends also if you are running saddle bags or not. They cover a multitude of sins.

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What size front wheel can I run on a gunner? i.e. Can I fit a 21" diameter wheel without and modification to the front forks and or rake ?

Thanks in advance for the assistance lads

Jeff
Don't know much about the mechanical details of the swap but because a 21 has a shorter sidewall the overall diameter is only a little different than that of a 16 or a 19. From a geometry point of view they are quite similar. The bike might handle a slight bit slower. Could also be a bit more stable on the slab. The cool factor will probably overcome any perceived deficiencies if it's the look you want.

Check out this calculator: http://www.csgnetwork.com/tiresizescalc.html
It will give you the diameter difference between tires. The change in axle height will be 1/2 that.
Mostly the difference in geometry will be within the range of gaining a few lbs or going on a diet for a few weeks in actuality.

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