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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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  • Hot and Heavy Posts: 1715
    Hobart.
    Motor Head Hot and Heavy
    04 Jun 2018 11:46 AM
    Quoting Steve L on 04 Jun 2018 09:29 AMedited: 04 Jun 2018 09:31 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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    I reckon anything but a Dunlop Steve. The Night Dragon and Metz have a nice round shape. 
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    04 Jun 2018 12:41 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 04 Jun 2018 09:29 AMedited: 04 Jun 2018 09:31 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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    Quoting Hot and Heavy on 04 Jun 2018 11:46 AM
    I reckon anything but a Dunlop Steve. The Night Dragon and Metz have a nice round shape. 
    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: 11273
    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: 2469
    Motor Head 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. ??
  • Hot and Heavy Posts: 1715
    Hobart.
    Motor Head Hot and Heavy
    05 Jun 2018 03:26 PM
    Now this is getting ridiculous. Lol. 

    Rods and Rides Fat Pig. 
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  • Smokey61 Posts: 685
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    05 Jun 2018 05:05 PM
    Quoting Hot and Heavy on 05 Jun 2018 03:26 PM
    Now this is getting ridiculous. Lol. 

    Rods and Rides Fat Pig. 
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    Looks like a bloody Rokon.
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    05 Jun 2018 05:29 PM
    Quoting Hot and Heavy on 05 Jun 2018 03:26 PM
    Now this is getting ridiculous. Lol. 

    Rods and Rides Fat Pig. 
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    Bit like the bat bike haha
  • paulybronco Posts: 11273
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    05 Jun 2018 07:30 PM
    Just a few clearance issues on the rocks but a good chance
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2469
    Motor Head 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: 530
    Illawarra 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: 1423
    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: 182
    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. 

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