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Hi Guy's,

I realise that the question of putting a larger tire on a Vegas has been posted a lot however it seems that it only gets negative responses ( ie, Buy a Jackpot, It's gonna break the bank etc, etc ).

I live in Australia and as the Vegas cost me $17k ( new ) and the jackpot would cost $26k ( new ) then this allows me to spend $9k to carry out my own mods.

So if i can find a positive response to this question then i would be very gratefull.

250mm Wheel ( What parts list would i need ? and any installation tips / advice ).

210mm wheel ( What spacers would i need for tire clearance ? ).

Please no negatives as it's been done by all.

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Hi Guy's,

I realise that the question of putting a larger tire on a Vegas has been posted a lot however it seems that it only gets negative responses ( ie, Buy a Jackpot, It's gonna break the bank etc, etc ).

I live in Australia and as the Vegas cost me $17k ( new ) and the jackpot would cost $26k ( new ) then this allows me to spend $9k to carry out my own mods.

So if i can find a positive response to this question then i would be very gratefull.

250mm Wheel ( What parts list would i need ? and any installation tips / advice ).

210mm wheel ( What spacers would i need for tire clearance ? ).

Please no negatives as it's been done by all.

Cheers
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You need to replace the whole rear half of the bike, including the frame. This is not a negative, but rather the actual answer to your question. Btw, I don't think you can purchase a jackpot frame, swing arm, and everything else for under $9k, never mind the actual labor. But don't let this discourage you. You could be the first one to do this, and then live to tell how we were all wrong.

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There are a couple of Jackpot/Hammer swingarms on EBay that you should be able to see with the link below. Both of the sellers are motorcycle recyclers that can most likely get you all the associated components required to wide tire you bike. You should be able to convert for well under the money you saved.


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250mm Wheel ( What parts list would i need ? and any installation tips / advice ).

210mm wheel ( What spacers would i need for tire clearance ? ).

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Darn, I was kind of hoping you were going to ask about a wide front tire. I'm curious if a Vegas/Jackpot could wear a 120/70-21 radial instead of the 90-90 bias ply and still fit under the fender.

Sorry, I don't know anything about the fat back tire craze, but if it's any consolation, I do like kangaroos.




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Sorry, I don't know anything about the fat back tire craze, but if it's any consolation, I do like kangaroos.



I agree, if you are handy with a wrench you should be able to pull it off easy and for very little. I would check your local yards to see if they have a jackpot that has been salvaged. You might be able to pull your parts. Also, check into conquest customs... They do alot of fat rear tire mods.. they may be able to help

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If there aren't many cycle salvage lots in the land down under you should be able to use the power of the internet and find quite a few in the states. If you find parts you may want to have them ship with warranty replacement parts in the remarks on the customs forms. This may save you about 50% on your shipments because it may keep you from having to duty tax.

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If there aren't many cycle salvage lots in the land down under you should be able to use the power of the internet and find quite a few in the states. If you find parts you may want to have them ship with warranty replacement parts in the remarks on the customs forms. This may save you about 50% on your shipments because it may keep you from having to pay duty tax.

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Sorry for the duplication. I had to edit my response and apparently I am having an android glitch that duplicates rather than edits.

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u need a welder...a maschine shop...and some ideas..and it will be 1 of a kind !!!!

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Thanks Guy's

I luv POSITIVE responses.

I've got a welder, Tripple Garage, and boy do i have some idea's lmao.

To those that have sent me a PM thanx also and hopefully between all of u i will get there.

I can't see it being all that difficult however it's the small things that can be overlooked during construction that can cost you the money in the long run and hopefully with all your help i will not encounter these.

As far as liking Kangaroo's - EH ! No comments lmao

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