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    help with big tyre

    right steve my ass rep has a vrod the muscle one which has a 240 rear ...... now steve wants to put a 300 on so the questions are has anyone on here done it , or can do it , or knows places to go to get it done
    oh and by the way we are not after it wont handle ,it will look crap ect ect its HIS BIKE AND THATS WHAT HE WANTS !!!
    if any one can help with helpfull answers that would cool :wink:

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    Re: help with big tyre

    Last edited by Gizmo; 13-06-2013 at 01:35 PM.
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    Re: help with big tyre

    A 300 conversion is big bucks , all the info is on 1130cc.com though.
    Some have managed to squeeze a 280 onto the stock rim.......

    I'm not sure what an 'ass rep' does for you though

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    Re: help with big tyre

    Thanks for your input.

    Yup, I'm John's Ass Rep - as for what I do for him, don't ask.....

    I love my VRod Muscle, but have thought for a long time that although the 240 initially was awesome, it wouldn't hurt to have something a little wider.

    After all...... If you're going to have one, have a big 'un !

    My options appear to be simple :-

    1. Buy a custom swinging arm kit and a set of new wheels
    Cost approx.... sell both kidneys.
    2. Have the existing swinging arm widened and a set of new wheels
    Cost approx.... sell one kidney
    3. Fit a Metzeler 280/35 VR18 on to the existing 240 rim.
    Cost approx.... three groats and a bag of fava beans.
    In the short term, it would appear to be a bit of a no brainer. Fit a 280 and see if it's what I'm after. It maybe that some time in the future, I will yearn for a 315 or even a 360 because 280 will not be enough.

    Has anybody tried a 280 and if so, are there any 'special' requirements or does it just fit ?

    People say that size isn't everything - clearly those people don't run a 240 on the rear.


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    Re: help with big tyre

    oh so you decided to listen to me for a change!!!!! i told you and told you to go the 280 way !!!!!! no thats not what i want !!! but the price of a sportster cheaper !!! and you keep both kidneys !!! :wink::wink::wink::wink:

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    Re: help with big tyre

    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMuscle View Post


    Has anybody tried a 280 and if so, are there any 'special' requirements or does it just fit ?
    It *just* fits
    280 on a stock wheel - 1130cc.com: The #1 Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum

    Option 4 would be to get the stock swing arm and the stock wheel widened. Kosman in the US cut and widen wheels but I don't know who could do it over here.

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    Re: help with big tyre

    ** Metzeler ME880 280/35 VR18 **

    ** ORDERED ! **

    :439:

    Now we (or rather I) shall see . . . . .

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    Re: help with big tyre

    you mean we !!!! lol

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