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Author Topic: Done to death CB350F best rim and tyre size  (Read 371 times)

Offline stubsryan

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Done to death CB350F best rim and tyre size
« on: Mar 08, 2018, 05:25:16 »
Hi all. I know this is already talked about but Iím getting so confused with all the options. Any help will be amazing! I started sandblasting my rims and found a rust hole so Iím thinking I get some new rims and stainless spokes online. Iím wondering what sizes I should go for. I can get 2.15x18 front and rear for a good price. Then not sure what size tyres to go with, obviously want the right size tyre for the rim so there is no sidewall issues. I do also like the wide look but that comes second to an appropriately sized setup. Finally, how wide can I go in the rear? 2.5? 3 even? Stock swing arm. Thanks for helping my project. Itís in the cafe racer section FYI 🤙


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Offline redrover

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Re: Done to death CB350F best rim and tyre size
« Reply #1 on: Mar 08, 2018, 21:33:52 »
Yes this subject has been talked about beyond death... brought back to life and crucified again! And I must admit Iím one of the culprits too.

If you want the safest setup so you can sleep at night... Check out the graph I attached.

Regarding rim width on a stock CB350F swingarm, I believe 2.5Ē rim with a 120 width tire is the widest you can go before you start running into clearance issues with the chain (and this is with the chain guard removed).


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Re: Done to death CB350F best rim and tyre size
« Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2018, 15:44:16 »
And remember that you need 10 percent clearance on the sides of your tires for heat expansion.

As well some jurisdictions will not allow you to run without  chain guard.
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Re: Done to death CB350F best rim and tyre size
« Reply #3 on: Mar 09, 2018, 16:56:24 »
Or fenders
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1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
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