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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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planning wideass on my blackie vulcan bobchop project

So...need some guidence and tips and the biggest brop is the wheel, i want like original just but bigger and fatter, who will make that wheel???
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You can use oversized tires, but as far as replacing the wheel itself I don't think you'll find one.

Tire sizes are in my signature.

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A fender mod will also be needed....there us plenty up and down...its the left to right.....and yes...a rear wheel swap HAS been done.....not worth the effort IMO....

What you'd need to do, is get a rear wheel with the full final drive in the size ya want....then meld one driveshaft into the existing....but it CAN be done, and has been by Vinny in Greece....



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Did some work on 17 inch rim and fited a 190 tire on stock swing arm and final drive
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Did some work on 17 inch rim and fited a 190 tire on stock swing arm and final drive
I totally forgot about your build. What's the thread for it? He may find it useful!

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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Very honestly, and tryin to save yer bike....first, "fat" rears are "out"....the more retro skinnys are in....IMO, the front tire should be beafier, the the rear about same width.....check all the chop forums and mags....fat is out, and I bet with a fatty, yer burn yer clutch out real soon.....just tryin to save ya bucks and headaches.....

Nobodys runnin super fat OCC type junk no more....none of the really top builders anyway....dont forget too, the VN is like a 45cu in Harley (more HP), but not and 80 cu in....you can dress it, you can bob it...but....too big a rear will kill yer clutch since ya cant change ratios....

Hay Vinnn !!....glad to see yer still in the shadows !!!.... I questioned some of yer stuff at first, but then realized, that yer pretty cool....



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Did some work on 17 inch rim and fited a 190 tire on stock swing arm and final drive
If thats not too much to ask if u have some documentation from mods u made im very pleased if i could see those??
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Hell no im not building no occ style, just to please my own eye, just littleabit wider, in both ends. 120 - 130 In front and rear 190 - 200. not more. My old ride was supercharged honda cb350twin, there was 240 rear and it was very horrible to handle.
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Got some pics in custom builds thread and 17inch rear
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If ya wanna go wider o the front....a VN1500 front end can be modded easily....

Sadly, due to the driveshaft.....you can only go so wide....but if tou have a Tractor Supply close....they sell sweet trailer fenders that would work fine....

Also...Im presently investigating a mod that would hook up a higher gear final and allow a 16" rear wheel.....gimme a few weeks.....Im doin a custom paint thing now for a customer.....



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