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For the people who have done this conversion and had to grind the swing arm and also grind/cut the fender arch. What tools did you use or would you have used? My concern is using the wrong tool and messing the procedure up or having sparks fly everywhere onto parts of the bike.

I have a few grinding and cutting options in mind but want to use the best tool for the job.

I have a Finishing Sander. Angle Grinder and a Dremel at my disposal but am willing to go buy any tool.

What touch up paint do I use after the grind that will match the swing arm?

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As long as you cover the bike with a soft cover you can use any tool you want . for the frame I would use rustoleum gloss black enamel , brush on , and the swing arm , flat black crinkle coat spray , PJ-1 makes it . File all edges smooth before painting . I'm going to use my air powered die grinder with grinding bit to do the swingarm and my whizz wheel to cut off the loop . All grinding and cutting should take about 15 minutes tops between beers .

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I was told that the Metzeler 300 will 'grow' after it is mounted and rub, but the Avon will maintain its size and won't rub.

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I was told that the Metzeler 300 will 'grow' after it is mounted and rub, but the Avon will maintain its size and won't rub.
I heard that too , although I met up with MrBuzzcut for a ride , and his 300 metz just cleared the belt by a snatch hair , I'm talking a thousandth of a inch clearance , I'm going with the Avon regardless . I would rather err on the side of a little more clearance , then not enough .

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I'm definitely getting this done- great info guys, thanks.
As I mentioned, the shop here didnt want to know about doing this until I pointed out the previous 300mm thread, and now they seem OK about it (I dont have the gear at home to do it myself).

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If I could find an affordable rear wheel that is already black , I would have been done with this a long time ago .... But I need to have the right wheel at the right price . I'm not spending 1500.00 on a wheel , NF'ingW ! I will continue to be patient and a wheel will eventually fall from the sky !

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I bought custom wheels by Performance Machine 18"x10.5" black anodized Heathen wheel. I also bought the Avon tire as well.

I bought the front wheel and Avon tire also.

For reference, they are the same wheels that were on the Roland Sands Hammerhead bike.

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Got the pulley too.

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I would put a few layers of the blue painters tape around the area you grind so just in case the grinder slips it won't take off some paint, especially tin paint, where you don't want it to. It will make it easier to mask off when you put some protective paint back on.
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I heard that too , although I met up with MrBuzzcut for a ride , and his 300 metz just cleared the belt by a snatch hair , I'm talking a thousandth of a inch clearance , I'm going with the Avon regardless . I would rather err on the side of a little more clearance , then not enough .
Kyle said the Metz cleared fine when mounted, but after a while it was rubbing and it kept getting worse. The only thing he could figure was the tire was growing with use.

The 300mm rear tire is not for the faint of heart. Bike steers like shit, follows ruts and grooves... you will need an absolute mastery of countersteering.

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