bobber tire help

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bobber tire help

Postby phill cbx » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:50 pm

Hi all,
just coming to the final stages of my trike build she is a Honda CBX1000Z 6 cylinder, I have fitted a complete front end of a Honda Blackbird the tire size is a stock 120/70/17 however due to the style im after I need to fit a large style bobber tire on there, what sort of size should I be looking for.
Any help would be great ,
Thanks all

Regards Phill


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Re: bobber tire help

Postby Kawazuki » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:20 pm

With a std. Blackbird front end (yokes / forks) I think you'll struggle to fit anything much bigger and retain the disks and calipers. Bobbers usually had more spindley girder type forks so had more scope for fat front tyres? Also availability of 'bobber' type tyres in 17" could be a challenge.


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Re: bobber tire help

Postby Stix » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Measure the gap between the fork legs at the narrowest point, probably between the mudguard mounts, then take off 15to 20 MM and that would be the widest tyre you could fit with a minimum clearance, as Kawasaki said you might struggle to find a tyre but you could look at car tyres to see if there is a suitably sized one.

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