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Old 18-09-2015, 01:57 PM
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Only asking this for a guy at work who seems to think I know everything about bikes Of course I do(not)

He has a VN900 with a 21" front wheel (that's all I know about it) and he want to put a fatter front tyre on as he doesn't think it looks right, already told him that it will make the front end heavy steering.

He then said he could put a smaller wheel in the front so he could put a fatter sports tyre on (yes I know, he aint very bright), told him the error of his ways in several points.

Now then, does anyone know if he could get a fatter tyre on the front?
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Old 19-09-2015, 07:54 PM
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Its the rolling radius that counts, so he needs to find a tyre with same rolling radius but differet profile etc, tyre size calculators on line might help. Changing the rolling radius up and down will also change the stance of the bike affecting the handling. but hed also probably need wider yokes to take the wider tyre.
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Old 20-09-2015, 12:28 PM
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A lot depends on what he's prepared to change and how much bigger he wants to go. Also is the speedo driven from the front wheel as a tyre change may affect that.

How big is the gap twixt tyre and mudguard now?
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Old 20-09-2015, 09:18 PM
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I know the speedo isn't driven from the front wheel as I asked him that. perhaps he is better off just speaking to a tyre fitter?

He did say something about using a wheel from a VN classic? as I say I know nothing about these type of bikes and he doesn't have a computer or internet access to do some googling, I'll mention to him about the gap between mudguard and existing tyre
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Old 20-09-2015, 09:31 PM
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vn900 you said.
depends on age as they were offered with a few different finishes and the front wheel was one of the items to vary.

If its one of the skinny wheels that looks way to skinny for the legs he could well have a vn900 custom, so it is possible to change it for the wider standard one, but he would need all the bits that go with, spacers caliper mounts ect ect
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