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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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23'' for the front whats best for the rear wheel?

Hey guys i just recently got my 2016 RGS am getting ready to do the wheels am going with a 23'' southern wheel with a pickard USA 6degree triple trees up front but unsure about what size wheel to get for the back the height of the bike now is perfect wouldn't want to be any higher. Any suggestions would be appreciated thx.
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My setup

I went with a 23" on the front as well and I'm running a 180/55/18 on the rear. It rides fine no wobbling and have gone as fast as 100mph. I'm sure it sits a tad higher. I don't know if this helps?
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I went with a 23" on the front as well and I'm running a 180/55/18 on the rear. It rides fine no wobbling and have gone as fast as 100mph. I'm sure it sits a tad higher. I don't know if this helps?
Bmayy: your bike looks great with that 23. I really like the look of the 23 and 21. The only downside I heard to going with a 23 is that the turning radius gets bigger as the wheel gets bigger. What has your experience been like? Are you still able to make tight turns like U-turns?
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It's all about geometry, Pickard should have the setup correct with the standard 16" rear tire. You have to be careful not to upset what they have designed. If you desire more height from the rear, shocks such as Ohlin's have the adjustable lower eye bolts on them.


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I went with a 23" on the front as well and I'm running a 180/55/18 on the rear. It rides fine no wobbling and have gone as fast as 100mph. I'm sure it sits a tad higher. I don't know if this helps?
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I went with a 23" on the front as well and I'm running a 180/55/18 on the rear. It rides fine no wobbling and have gone as fast as 100mph. I'm sure it sits a tad higher. I don't know if this helps?
Did you replace your trees? or stock?
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