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Old 11-04-2012, 04:33 AM   #46
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On the street and with most riders skill level, this conversation is simply moot. Were you building or buying a sled for the 1/4 mile track or a road circuit, then you need be concerned. Otherwise buy what you like and ride the shite out of it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:11 AM   #47
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On the street and with most riders skill level, this conversation is simply moot. Were you building or buying a sled for the 1/4 mile track or a road circuit, then you need be concerned. Otherwise buy what you like and ride the shite out of it.
You are far better off fitting a softer compound than increasing the size of the tyre anyway.

If you look at serious modern performance bikes, tyres are around 190. Anything bigger than that and any grip you gain you are more than losing in unsprung weight and rotational inertia.

That's about racing with corners, obviously. I've no idea what you fit on a drag bike.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:34 AM   #48
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You are far better off fitting a softer compound than increasing the size of the tyre anyway.

If you look at serious modern performance bikes, tyres are around 190. Anything bigger than that and any grip you gain you are more than losing in unsprung weight and rotational inertia.

That's about racing with corners, obviously. I've no idea what you fit on a drag bike.
Contact patch, most big HP bikes run a wide tire.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #49
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But i believe RockerDan has bragging rights for first fat tire
Not even close. I had mine before rocker Dan and there were several who had it before me


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Old 11-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #50
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Not even close. I had mine before rocker Dan and there were several who had it before me


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Alex, your bike rocks! I've looked for threads and posts and would really like to know what you used for the rear fender and solo seat mod.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #51
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Not even close. I had mine before rocker Dan and there were several who had it before me


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Sorry bout that. Ok,but do you have a fat tire & play in a rock band? Rocker Dan is multi-talented.... built his own fender,yours is bolt on.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #52
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Alex, your bike rocks! I've looked for threads and posts and would really like to know what you used for the rear fender and solo seat mod.
I like the solo seat appearance. Please post more pix here.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #53
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Sorry bout that. Ok,but do you have a fat tire & play in a rock band? Rocker Dan is multi-talented.... built his own fender,yours is bolt on.
I wouldn't call that building a fender. He didn't forge it out of a flat piece of metal. He modified an existing fender. Just like I did with my front fender.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #54
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Alex, your bike rocks! I've looked for threads and posts and would really like to know what you used for the rear fender and solo seat mod.
Thanks. The rear fender is from ms-biketec in Germany. They have a lot of cool stuff for the VROD and the make some high quality parts and have great customer service


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Old 11-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #55
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I wouldn't call that building a fender. He didn't forge it out of a flat piece of metal. He modified an existing fender. Just like I did with my front fender.
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Love that fender in first pic !!!!!!!!!!!!
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I did too. I could of went either way.


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