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Thanks Strawb.

Front end is standard,
but fork-'legs' lowered.
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octane wrote:Hi Z
Like you; Venom 140/90 - 16 ",
but both rear AND front. (I know; you're not really supposed to do that but; the front tyre is the same a rear . To do this, as a general rule;
one turns the front tyre to run opposite direction (the TYRE not the wheel...ha ha )

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The rims are designated

Rear: AKRONT 16"-3'50 -D-40-583-DOT
Front:AKRONT 16"-3'50 -D-40-184-DOT

so 3.5"
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octane wrote:...ha ha ha ; I was just about to post that picture .-)

He did the same thing as I did.; used 16" front and rear rims from AKRONT
and (as I understand it) used the same (rear-type-)tyre front and rear,
but mounted in opposite turning-direction at the front.

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i'm also interested in changing the rims for 16"rims with fat tires. why is it necessary to have the front tire mounted opposite?
i wanna go fast......and smooth:)
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Sorry if I missed this somewhere but how wide are those rims? 3.5' or 4.25'?
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I really that 16" wheel mod. Is there still room to fit a little front fender if desired?
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ffwd wrote:

i'm also interested in changing the rims for 16"rims with fat tires. why is it necessary to have the front tire mounted opposite?
I would also like to know the answer to this question
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totaldoughnut wrote:I really that 16" wheel mod. Is there still room to fit a little front fender if desired?
Yep. Not much, but it's possible but only with a slighty
narrow'er tire, to make room for a bracket

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what huh wrote:
ffwd wrote:

i'm also interested in changing the rims for 16"rims with fat tires. why is it necessary to have the front tire mounted opposite?
I would also like to know the answer to this question
As I understand it, it's because of the way the tire is constructed:
at a normal set-up what you want for a rear-tire
and from a front-tire are different.
At the rear you want the tire to aid keeping 'straight' 'direction'
...and at the front the forces are different as the tire
must stick when turning ( not in 'line' with 'direction'.)


Some ( but only some (you could call them 'reversible'))
tires are constructed so that when
mounted 'opposite' (at the front) the
properties of the tire changes, so it acts as
what you want from a front wheel tire.

Such tires are marked with arrows showing direction
for front wheel application.
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Okay, so I looked through here, and maybe I missed it, but you said that your rims were 16".

Two questions.

1. I'm assuming that those rims were metric?

2. How WIDE were the rims?

I've got a pair of Harley rims that are 16", but I'm wondering if 1. I can put the Goldwing wheel hub into the Harley rim and lace that together and have it work. And how wide it is so I know weather it will fit between the forks of my Goldwing (Gl1000 1976).

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Welcome to the forums, McLeod.

Octane doesn't come around here too often these days ... other irons in the fire.

You'd do best if you posted this question in the GoldWing Tech Discussions forum as a new thread.

Also, head on over to the Introduce Yourself forum and give us a little bio.
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I was spending some time with one of my Nephews yesterday and he is big into building performance bmx (stunt) type of bicycles. He laced up his first rim this summer and I asked him a few questions about the process then showed him this thread. Boy did the lights come on :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Amazing how this crossed right over to his application :-D I think he learned a bit also ;)
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Thanks Roady. I've done both of those now.

I'm pretty new to all of this.
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