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  • Looking to get a wider rear tire

    Im kinda new to this and i've been browsing doing my research, but i dont wanna drop hella money for a new swing arm

    Does anyone know what's the largest rim i can put on my stock 1999 roadstar swing arm?

    alternatively can i put a RS Warrior swing arm on?

    thanks!

  • #2
    I have a 18x5 wheel and 180 tire in Stock swing arm but hacked off part of subframe and brake caliper stay. They do make a fat tire swing arm kit but very $. I don't think Warrior rear will fit
    LET'S RIDE

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    • TSherry
      TSherry commented
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      The swing arm kits with everything included is like 5grand usd, so like 7 something grand for me in Canada land, I might have to do this and make it a winter project.. thanks for the info

  • #3
    I think Duke a member here was mocking up a bike with a warrior rear wheel but I don’t know if he got it work.

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      I'll search for him and look at his post history to see if hes got anything up and running, thanks a lot

  • #4
    I put Yammy Raider wheels on my 2006 RS. I am using the stock swingarm on it. I had to remove the brake stay mount off the swingarm so the wheel and tire would clear.
    I run a 240x18 rear tire and a 21 inch front wheel and tire.
    This is not a cheap upgrade, when you consider wheels, tires, rotors (The Raider front wheel uses different rotors than the RS). Fender with body work and paint.
    You will have to make a rear brake caliper mount and also replace or widen the stock rear fender and either way you go they will need to be painted.
    There is misc stuff involved like cutting down spacers and the rear hub and inner collar to get the wheel to be centered. I also installed a HD rear pulley because it was easier to setup. (and it's chrome)
    I used a different rear fender so the new tail light and turn signals have to installed and wired up.

    I guess what I am saying if you do this you need to go in to it with your eyes wide open and your mind made up this is what you want to do.

    Good luck

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    • TSherry
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      You wouldn't have any progress pics or a finished product pic would you?
      This is a winter project I could get behind. If I can save a few grand and put in some extra elbow grease I'll do it.

  • #5
    I just got my R* and it was dark sided by the previous owner. Not sure if I like it or not, but you might be able to do something in that area.

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    • TSherry
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      Not a fan of the look, would rather go through the effort of putting a fat wheel on the motorcycle

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    TSherry I sent you a PM.

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