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  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    04 Jun 2018 09:29 AM
    I recieved the wheel from the US and now deciding which tyre to run. Getting a local company to modify the front guard, around $1200 to get one sent over from the states. I will update wih progress as it happens.20180602_125812.jpg

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  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    04 Jun 2018 12:41 PM
    In the US they mostly use the Dunlop 207 which is mainly used as a rear for V Rods. Pirelli make a 180 55 18 bias tyre which is suitable for either front or rear. They still reckon the 207 is a better tyre though, but it needs to be run backwards due to the belts in the tyres.
  • paulybronco Posts: 11539
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    04 Jun 2018 12:50 PM
    Looks good so far, dare i say fat!
  • Odin Posts: 317
    South Australia
    Stage 1 Poster Odin
    04 Jun 2018 05:36 PM
    how much clearance is there between the rim and the forks. In the photos it doesnt look like there is much
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    04 Jun 2018 05:42 PM
    Quoting Odin on 04 Jun 2018 05:36 PM
    how much clearance is there between the rim and the forks. In the photos it doesnt look like there is much
    Nah there's bugger all room. The fender has to have cutouts done around the forks HD Forums Australia - Screenshot_20180507-084027.png

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2520
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    05 Jun 2018 09:38 AM
    Quoting Odin on 04 Jun 2018 05:36 PM
    how much clearance is there between the rim and the forks. In the photos it doesnt look like there is much
    Quoting Steve L on 04 Jun 2018 05:42 PMedited: 04 Jun 2018 05:45 PM
    Nah there's bugger all room. The fender has to have cutouts done around the forks HD Forums Australia - Screenshot_20180507-084027.png

    I would worry, what happens when tyre is fitted?
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    05 Jun 2018 09:58 AM
    Quoting Odin on 04 Jun 2018 05:36 PM
    how much clearance is there between the rim and the forks. In the photos it doesnt look like there is much
    Quoting Steve L on 04 Jun 2018 05:42 PMedited: 04 Jun 2018 05:45 PM
    Nah there's bugger all room. The fender has to have cutouts done around the forks HD Forums Australia - Screenshot_20180507-084027.png

    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 05 Jun 2018 09:38 AM
    I would worry, what happens when tyre is fitted?
    Mate they have been doing this in the US for around 10 years now. There are only a few here in Australia at the moment.
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    05 Jun 2018 12:46 PM
    Haha i  never though about that, offroad touring. ??
  • Smokey61 Posts: 711
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    05 Jun 2018 05:05 PM
    Looks like a bloody Rokon.
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    05 Jun 2018 05:29 PM
    Bit like the bat bike haha
  • paulybronco Posts: 11539
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    05 Jun 2018 07:30 PM
    Just a few clearance issues on the rocks but a good chance
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2520
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    05 Jun 2018 08:31 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 05 Jun 2018 12:46 PM
    Haha i  never though about that, offroad touring. ??
    Would love to see you, go flat out along beach & then on top of the water flat out. like I have seen MX bikes doing.
  • Wideglider Posts: 571
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    05 Jun 2018 08:49 PM
    Maybe the side stand not even required.
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    06 Jun 2018 07:20 AM
    Righto you blokes haha
  • bloodog Posts: 1440
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    06 Jun 2018 07:41 AM
    Thanks for the photos Steve
    Its a bit exciting waiting for your end result and thoughts  
    Great post
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    06 Jun 2018 08:06 AM
    Yeah all good mate and yeah I'm really hoping it rides as good as the yanks say. They definitely look kool. HD Forums Australia - FB_IMG_1528236580048.jpg

  • Vic Posts: 187
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    06 Jun 2018 10:14 AM

    Think they look great Steve.

    Interested to know how she rides when done.

  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    07 Jun 2018 11:31 AM
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    The new Pirelli's have just arrived in Australia so I'm going to run one of them instead of the Dunlop D207. Main reason is for insurance incase something bad happens, at least this tyre is legal for the front. I also posted in the Softail section as this tyre can go straight on the front of the new Fatboy. 

  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    07 Jun 2018 06:34 PM
    cheers mate 
  • DocGreen Posts: 274
    Illawarra NSW
    Stage 1 Poster DocGreen
    07 Jun 2018 08:12 PM
    great work so far Steve, what was your concern re. insurance? tyre not being complied for Aus? How do you go with insurance in general doing something like this?
    The piccy of the RG and SG do look cool, would like to see one in the flesh.

    cheers
    DocGreen
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