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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone thought about raking and putting a 26" wheel on? If so, know any leads on a rake kit that would fit or a good one.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 05:03 PM
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FYI only V rubber makes a 26 and there are some issues with it. Like not holding air and blowouts. ..
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Yeah I have heard that, I thought about going a little smaller due to that but not sure, need a rake kit first.

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What is this on the tire itself? Only ONE manufacturer? Tell me your joking as there are a LOT of 26" wheels around here and although I have not looked, I would find it hard to believe that there is only ONE tire choice.

As to the rake kits... there are a slew of them from a large number of vendors. Some require different things to make a 26" work but others are complete solutions. One of the vendor's here offers what is called the "Game Changer"
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This isn't really on the tire, more the rake kits just looking for advice and ideas which one to go with.. I'll have to check on the one u suggested.

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HMD's seems to be the most "cost-effective" one out there. You can buy a 6-degree Ness Kit for about $400 cheaper but then in order to get it to work with a 26" wheel, you would have to also modify the neck/frame which involves more labor as well as additional parts which tends to run that component up above $2K. The one benefit you can get (but don't always get) with the neck/frame modifications is that you can add some additional air management which may be able to also give a few more ponies out of the engines as well.

I found a wheel I wanted but had a hard time getting pricing (even from forum vendors) on that particular wheel so I have basically abandoned my search. By the time you get done adding a 26", addressing ABS (not in my case), the different fender needed & custom paint to make it match my paint, etc I was over $5K so naw, not worth spending more on a front wheel than some guys spend to BUY their bike so at this point, I am




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What is this on the tire itself? Only ONE manufacturer? Tell me your joking as there are a LOT of 26" wheels around here and although I have not looked, I would find it hard to believe that there is only ONE tire choice.

As to the rake kits... there are a slew of them from a large number of vendors. Some require different things to make a 26" work but others are complete solutions. One of the vendor's here offers what is called the "Game Changer"
http://www.hmd520.com/shop/

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You "find it hard to believe that there is only ONE tire choice".

OK expert ..then you tell me the other manufacturer of a 26" motorcycle tire for the front....

I didn't think so....
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It all boils down to how much expendable income you have to burn on bike parts. If money is no object and you have no wife and you have no kids or a home or anything else in life that requires your $$$ then this stuff is a no-brainer....

Kewl metal has the nicest setup to stretch the whole front in a nicely machined piece that looks right and works well. Almost $2000!

http://www.kewlmetalstore.com/produc...roducts_id=894

Ness has the next best setup (I know I own one now and it is pretty) Not gonna get it for $400 brand new but probably more like $800. It is intended for a 21/23" wheel setup but Im sure you could make a 26" fit. I dont think the neck needs work, you may just make have to move the shroud pieces or remove them to get clearances.

HMD parts looks like a kid made them from extra parts laying around the shop. The machine work looks simplistic and cheap for a bike of this caliber. Sorry but I know good machine work and this aint it. It may be a cheaper part, but you get what you pay for!

tires???? yes they are out there too but big $$$

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There is big money to be spent in the big wheel, that's why I want to take my time and do it right, not just hack so stuff together. I really like kewl's take kit, they don't give the option for a Vegas frame, I'll try and contact them and see if that would be a possibility.

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You "find it hard to believe that there is only ONE tire choice".

OK expert ..then you tell me the other manufacturer of a 26" motorcycle tire for the front....

I didn't think so....
Why do people not actually READ any more?

Here is what I ACTUALLY posted...

" although I have not looked, I would find it hard to believe that there is only ONE tire choice"

That implicitly represents that I am not in any way an expert and that I had not previously inspected the tires on the numerous 26-inch rides I have been seeing around. But, now that I have been deemed an "expert" by you, I guess I will be busy next bike night and I will then report back with details. I am working a lot these days so you might have to wait a month or so for my report but please do watch this thread daily as I am certain I will get to it eventually...




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