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Old 09-04-2019, 02:55 PM
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Fat rear tire to smaller rear tire

Hey all,

I have a chopped bike with a rear 240 tire. I don't really like the look or the ride. I would like a smaller tire, 200 would work for me.

What do I need, and where do I get what I need to convert the larger rear tire to a smaller rear tire?

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Old 09-04-2019, 05:08 PM
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Pictures would be really helpful, the changeover should be fairly easy, making it look good will be the challenge. It could be as simple as a new rear wheel, tire, and a spacer or you could end up moving the primary and transmission and replacing the rear fender.
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Pictures would be really helpful, the changeover should be fairly easy, making it look good will be the challenge. It could be as simple as a new rear wheel, tire, and a spacer or you could end up moving the primary and transmission and replacing the rear fender.
Is you bike a bit heavy on the left side? can you let go handlebars on hwy and it would stay straight?

Yep. agree. and the rear of the bike frame/ swing-arm might look a bit too much for the tire, although 240 to 200 conversion is not as huge drop in size- we're talking only 1.5" difference. I would use somebody else's wheel to visualize what to expect before making any commitments.

Ideally you would still want to move transmission back to lesser offset to balance the ride[ if you had felt a bit heavy on the left side with the current setup]
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:26 AM
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You are talking about a major expense and then ending up with the old wheel to hang on your wall..I wouldn't bother with it, or just sell the bike and buy what you want..
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:28 PM
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I'll put a pic up tonight. If I could get away with a new wheel, tire, and spacer, I could make it work. I got the bike for a decent price and don't want to put too much into it. I tend to ride for a while and then move on. I have ridden fat rear tire bikes before and can handle the ride, it's a rigid by the way...I think more than anything I just prefer a smaller rear (except for my women!). My last "custom" bike was a chopped sportster and after selling it, I was just jonesing for something other than my street glide. Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate it.
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