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Old 08-20-2007, 09:28 PM
HeavyDate HeavyDate is offline
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Default Front end for Road king w/180 front tire

Any ideas, I contemplating doing a custom Road King w/180 front tire and 240 or 250 rear tire.....help me with the good and bad and front end ideas!
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:21 AM
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Default RE: Front end for Road king w/180 front tire

As far as good i can tell you this, at a shop i go to visit quite a bit had a bike there one day that was a wide glide and they had put a 180 on it front and rear. This is what the customer requested. They said it actually handled great. Probably better than when stock.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:30 AM
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Default RE: Front end for Road king w/180 front tire

Some time ago, on ebay, I saw a rk that had a 300 front and rear tire. It was big and massive. I loved it. Doubt it was good in the handling department, but man, I would have bought it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:26 PM
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That would loook SWEEEEEEEEET!!!! ExileCyclesputs 200's in fron all the time!I talked to a guy that had one and he said it is all aboutjust getting used to it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:09 PM
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IMHO, what sold me on the HD touring bikes was their great handling. If you're going fora true custom look, then it may be worth the sacrifice; however I think this mod would result in a significant degradation in handling. I'd be afraid to go much higher than a 150 or 160 if I wanted to retain the handling characteristics. Just my $0.02.
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:35 PM
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Default RE: Front end for Road king w/180 front tire

Thanks, just a look i am after, and i appreciate all the help..........i may just be crazy???????
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:32 PM
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Default RE: Front end for Road king w/180 front tire

theres a guy over on the yamaha rs warrior forum who did a 200mm front and a 240 (or 250) rear.

i dont like the fat fronts.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:09 PM
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Default RE: Front end for Road king w/180 front tire

Is it the look or the performance????
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:21 PM
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Default RE: Front end for Road king w/180 front tire

I have ridden some exile built bikes with the 200mm tire...and they ride damn good, we are have an Electra glide project we are starting pretty soon and going with a 300 tire on the rear......
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:58 PM
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Default RE: Front end for Road king w/180 front tire

Heavydate,
I was thinking of a 200/200mm. Check with these guys for the trees and axles.
http://www.sicmotorcycles.com/BIKES.html
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