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Author Topic: rear tire/rim width  (Read 604 times)

Offline 73trd

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rear tire/rim width
« on: Apr 19, 2011, 20:52:37 »
hey guys! i just got my first bike. its an 84 suzuki gs450l. its already been modified a little but im planning on doing more work to it. i was wondering how much work it would be to swap out the rear tire for something more modern and wider. thanks in advance. i'll get pics up shortly
-Pedro

Offline Big Rich

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Re: rear tire/rim width
« Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2011, 21:58:51 »
Well, the L model has a 2.15*16 rear mag with a 120/90 tire mounted up (which is right on the edge of acceptable). The rear mag from the GR650 is 2.5*16 with a 130/90 tire (also on the edge). To my knowledge, the brakes are exactly the same so that's a direct swap. The sprocket carriers between the 2 models are completely different though. For the cost between the wheel and new tire, sprockets, chain, carrier, etc to gain a mere 10mm doesn't seem to be worth it to me.

Have you searched for Scottychop's GS450? There's a lot of fab work there.

Offline 73trd

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Re: rear tire/rim width
« Reply #2 on: Apr 20, 2011, 22:31:45 »
i'll definitely check it out. thanks. and im kinda looking at a big project cuz i wanna go streetbike wide haha
-Pedro

Offline thehabman

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Re: rear tire/rim width
« Reply #3 on: Jul 05, 2018, 07:36:18 »
What did you end up doing?