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rims and tires

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Post by darrylspanhead » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:54 pm

ok hello again! so lets talk about a wheels...i know that originally late panheads ran 16 x 3 front and rear...am i correct? so my question is whats the biggest rim (WIDTH) i can run in the rear if i decide to chop my fender off...probably only going to stick out the seat a few inches to probably around 6. im running drum brakes front and rear. i like the 16" wheel just wondering how wide? and yes im keeping my stock swingarm stock (round tube swing arm)

and what about the front? i like the pro street bobber look! so ill probably have a longer fork (thats another topic :) or not but i also like the look of a bigger wheel up front. does it matter if i get a 19 20 21 inch wheel? anything helps!

thanks so much!!!!



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Post by darrylspanhead » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:58 pm

oh i just thought about it and does it matter about running the drum brakes front and rear with spoked wheels? i mean can you pretty much lace any rim to any drum???

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Post by 1950Panhead » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:07 pm

Original rims are 3", that is inside the bead.
If you remove the fender the next obstruction is the chain.
You can probably go to a 4" rim and a 6 x 16" tire and have about .25" clearance for the chain.
Jerry

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Post by darrylspanhead » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:24 am

thanks jerry! i hate to ask...but can you elaborate on that...please?

so i could buy a 16x4 rim and i would be totally good? is .25 enough space? that seems like cutting it short! im not going to remove the rear fender all the way but maybe to the top if the tire or alittle more back! and about the tire...what size is 6x16?? im used to larger numbers then that...(130-140)

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Post by 66 Shovel-Pan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:41 am

.25 is plenty of room, a 6x16 is basicly a 150X16, and yes you can lace different sized wheels to your hubs.

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Post by darrylspanhead » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:48 am

SWEET! thanks so much! then i will buy a 16x4 rather then a 16x3 and run a 150x16 tire! do you know if they make white walls in that size?? does anyone have any suggestions about putting a 21" rim up front! someone says thats too skinny...

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Post by darrylspanhead » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:50 am

oops sorry for the 2 huge pictures! not my bike but shes pretty!

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:49 am

do you know if they make white walls in that size?? does anyone have any suggestions about putting a 21" rim up front!
I think I see a theme here!! :mrgreen:

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Post by darrylspanhead » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:05 am

hhahaah yeah my bad! that was a stupid question...hahaha right after i post pictures of them! oops...again!
thanks rubone!!!!

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Post by darrylspanhead » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:21 am

ok so does anyone know for sure if they make white wall tires (2") for a 16 x 4 rim? and whats the proper TIRE measurement for this size rim? and who makes it? :) thanks!

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Post by darrylspanhead » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:34 am

one more thing...hopefully! what are the widths for a 21" front rim? i heard there was three but only see 2.15"

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Post by 1950Panhead » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:34 pm

JP has several choices in 150/80-16 rear tires
http://www.jpcycles.com/search/search?C ... re&Ntk=All" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by darrylspanhead » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:39 pm

i know i already asked but was still wondering about this rim size??? the picture above of the 21" rim looks to me like its much wider then 2.15...ive found a couple rims that are 21x3.5 but im kind of looking for something in between if they make it! 3.5 seems pretty wide if im running a 4 in the rear. does anyone know?? can you put a slimmer tire on a 21x3.5 rim??? im really looking for the look above and if its a 21x3.5 then thats what ill get :)

one more thing...hopefully! what are the widths for a 21" front rim? i heard there was three but only see 2.15"

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