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Re: Must have spoke wheels

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:01 am

I looked at some old threads. HAWKEYE60004, fitted a 16 inch rim to his 1100, he had about 3/4 inch clearance.

Also this:

HAWKEYE60004 wrote:16" is all you can do without Major Hacking.
Just swapped on mine in spring with Vegomatics does great with spacing!
dropped around 5-700RPM at speed, runs 4200 at 70 instead of screaming at almost 5
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Re: Must have spoke wheels

PostAuthor: faffi » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:13 pm

A 150/70-17 has a diameter only 0.4in more than a 140/90-15. A 160/60-17 has a diameter 0.3in LESS than a 140/90-15.
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Re: Must have spoke wheels

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:04 pm

faffi wrote:A 150/70-17 has a diameter only 0.4in more than a 140/90-15. A 160/60-17 has a diameter 0.3in LESS than a 140/90-15.

I forgot about the tire comparison thread that I posted two years ago.
viewtopic.php?f=75&t=61264

According to the tire comparison, the 17 would be shorter than the 15, making the RPMs higher at cruising speed.
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Re: Must have spoke wheels

PostAuthor: Deadend Ted » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:17 pm

The splined hub removed from the xv1100 was a direct fit onto the dampers of the vstar hub. The bearings need to be swapped to accommodate the 17mm axle. OD on the bearings is identical.
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Re: Must have spoke wheels

PostAuthor: faffi » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:16 pm

Thanks for the additional information!
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