LEADER RIMS AND TYRES

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LEADER RIMS AND TYRES

Postby Nick Hutchings » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:32 am

Hi I am having trouble finding 16 inch Speedmaster tyres and as my rims need replacing I am wondering if I should go to 17inch rims any thoughts on this would be great.

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Re: LEADER RIMS AND TYRES

Postby bh.sprint » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:16 pm

Hi,

The 17'' rims bring a number of difficulties to be overcome.

There may not be enough clearance between the tyres and mudguards , you might find there is just enough clearance

The gearing will be too high in top gear ie. the engine will struggle to pull in 4th.

The centre stand may need to be lenghtened.

I have 18'' wheels on my Arrow and had to use a 52 tooth rear sprocket and alter the centre stand + slight alteration to the mudguards.
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Re: LEADER RIMS AND TYRES

Postby Nick Hutchings » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:15 pm

Thank,s for the info have to have a think about all that,
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