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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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200mm BIG FRONT TIRE

Anybody out here running a 180 or 200mm front tire on their glide? I am embarking on my customization build out theme for my 2015 RG Special and although I've only seen a couple of pictures of Glides that are running the big front tire set up (180-200mm tires) these bikes look really Bad-Ass and stand out a little more than the raked big (thin) wheel set ups to me? This might be the "LOOK" that I am looking for; however. Want to hear from the experts on how this will change my ride, etc. (heavy in turns, harder to steer, etc.) - what's the downside? I am considering a setup with 21" front wheel 200mm tire, 17" rear 200mm on the back, and lowering to level the bike. I'll step aside and listen to my RG Brothers on this.
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I plan on doing the 180 front wheel as soon as i am financially able. I plan on using Native customs kit for my 2013 with the trees and all. I love that look. I don't know if i will be able to afford the air system he sells for a while, but i think it will look great with just lowering the bike a little and lowering the fairing a couple of inches, including lowering the front fender some also. If i sell my Yamaha Warrior i can do it a lot faster.


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I did the native setup and love it... A little stiffer in tight turns but just lean a little more in it and no big deal.. I love the ride and wouldnt change it..

They now have a kit for the 180 so you dont have to change your trees and it is alot cheaper.. So that is another option as well..
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Anybody out here running a 180 or 200mm front tire on their glide? I am embarking on my customization build out theme for my 2015 RG Special and although I've only seen a couple of pictures of Glides that are running the big front tire set up (180-200mm tires) these bikes look really Bad-Ass and stand out a little more than the raked big (thin) wheel set ups to me? This might be the "LOOK" that I am looking for; however. Want to hear from the experts on how this will change my ride, etc. (heavy in turns, harder to steer, etc.) - what's the downside? I am considering a setup with 21" front wheel 200mm tire, 17" rear 200mm on the back, and lowering to level the bike. I'll step aside and listen to my RG Brothers on this.
Are you sure you typed that part above in bold correctly? You're not going to get a 180 size tire on a 21" rim. Largest 21" rim I've seen is 3.75" wide. You'll need a minimum 5" rim to run a 180. Not to mention I don't believe any of the tire manufacturers are building a 180/21 tire.

I run 180/55/18 on 18x5.5" rim for both ends of my 07 RG. My build thread is in the appropriate section if you want to check it out. I used Native Customs Gen 1 kit when I did mine a couple of years ago.

It rides and handles great. Turns in a little slower than stock but is very stable at all speeds. I was on air for front and rear, but pulled all that off last summer. Now running Monotubes -2 on the front and 12" Progressive 444's on the rear with a 1" drop kit. Ride is stiff and it will touch easily in corners if pushed to hard, but I like it. Have no problem doing 600+ miles in a day on it.

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Yaffe offers a 220x22" that equals the same OD as a 23" skinny. The native custom kit will allow you to put a 180 on the front with or without his trees (cut out fender). I'm going with a native pro kit and a 17x6 with 200 on the front, to match the rear, but it will require me to modify his front fender or build my own. I'm also replacing the 12" rear shocks with 13" shocks and bringing the front end back up to stock height. Should allow more lean angle in turns.

Nobody offers a 200 in a 21".
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Yaffe's kit uses a 20" rim, not a 22", and you are 100% correct that it is equal to a 23" OD. That's why you need to rake the neck to run his kit. I would love to try it, but my OCD won't let me have a front wheel/tire wider than the rear. LOL

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Yaffe offers a 220x22" that equals the same OD as a 23" skinny. The native custom kit will allow you to put a 180 on the front with or without his trees (cut out fender). I'm going with a native pro kit and a 17x6 with 200 on the front, to match the rear, but it will require me to modify his front fender or build my own. I'm also replacing the 12" rear shocks with 13" shocks and bringing the front end back up to stock height. Should allow more lean angle in turns.

Nobody offers a 200 in a 21".
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Yaffe's kit uses a 20" rim, not a 22", and you are 100% correct that it is equal to a 23" OD. That's why you need to rake the neck to run his kit. I would love to try it, but my OCD won't let me have a front wheel/tire wider than the rear. LOL

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Thanks for the correction, I knew it was wide as shit and equaled a 23" and not sure why I thought 22"... either way it's a monster.


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Are all of you guys who are running the 180 or 200 front, running a factory size rear? If you upgraded the rear, was it just a rim, or are there other mods needed?
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i think this will be "the next big thing"...i have a 15 with a 23'' - no rake. ( and don't need it) don't like the way they look, so i'd never do it. i don't mind the way a 30 looks, but when ya have a 23, or even a 26 with a big rake..the bike just looks confused! half chopper, half bagger. but i built the bike to beat, not a show- ho..! lol. can you guys imagine 500 miles a day on a 30'' front wheel ?

I may go with wider wheels someday. latter. Tom
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