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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Default 250mm rear tire on a High Ball?

I've been looking & haven't seen any high balls with a really wide rear tire yet. I think it might look bad ass with a 250 like the JP or hammer. So what are your thoughts? What JP/hammer parts would fit to allow for this conversion?
Also, any idea how wide I could go without changing the stock swingarm & fender?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 06:26 PM
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A HB is the same as a Vegas or KP. There are plenty of threads on doing this conversion. Using the search feature will give you your answer.
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Diamond- do you have any idea how wide I could go with the stock swingarm and fender? I did do some searching on this

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200 is as wide as you want to go.
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200 is as wide as you want to go.
It's pretty well established now that 180 is the magic number for the rear tire on a cruiser and probably on the superbikes.

You can go wider but to keep handling decent; I'd do as Diamond said and don't go any wider than 200. 200 is pretty dang wide on a Vegas class bike.

No need to fight it for the sake of looks. IMHO.
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Going to a 200mm tire will require a wider rim. 200mm tires are designed for a 6" rim. If you squeeze it on the stock rim it won't be 200mm wide and will wear unevenly. Fat tires are so 5 years ago.

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