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Do anyone know if you can upgrade from a 16in to 18inch rear wheel on on cross country without any modifications?
 

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You will probably bottom out with a bigger tire and wheel. Then you will tare out the wiring under the fender. You would really need to raise the rear as much as the height of the rim.
 

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Do anyone know if you can upgrade from a 16in to 18inch rear wheel on on cross country without any modifications?
Why would you want to do that. The bike is geared for a certain tire height.

If you did this; at least make sure the new tire isn't any taller than the old one.
 

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It will throw off the speedometer also, way off.
 

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Wouldn't the speedometer accuracy depend on the tire outer circumference and not the wheel diameter? Perhaps it is possible to have a larger wheel diameter (18" vs stock 16") while maintaining close to the same outer tire diameter by using a much lower profile tire .... if such a thing exists for this bike. As an example, could you go from a 180/60-R16 to a 180/35-R18? These would have about the same outer tire diameter. Of course, the ride might be very different with only 35 mm of side wall vs. 60 mm but at least the new tire with the same outer diameter would not hit on fender/wires any more than the stock tire and the speedometer accuracy would not change.
 

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Do anyone know if you can upgrade from a 16in to 18inch rear wheel on on cross country without any modifications?
first off, why would you want to change out when you can’t see it, second off, much more expensive tire that is not designed for the weight, third, tire diameter, can’t get any bigger without hitting the front of the swingarm. leave well enough alone, buy a big wheel for the front, rake it and look cool for your money not waste it on unseen hardware with no benefit.
 
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I don't see the point of that.
What are you trying to accomplish?
 
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Couldn't you just have a rear wheel made in the correct size that still matches the new front wheel?
 
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