GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?


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GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby 2speed » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:23 am



Hello Out There.
I have a 350X19 front tire on this Project Scooter, I want to install a Larger One...Like a 450X19. I have Searched the Web, with no Luck!! I'm Guessing they just don't make a Tire that Size?
Question: Do ya Think its Possible to change the Rim Size & Keep the Old Hub?
Like installing a 17" or 18" Rim with new Spokes?
There must be a Web-Site out there that Sells the Parts to do just That?
What-Do-Ya-Think?



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Re: GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby dingdong » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:53 am

What project scooter are you referring to?
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Re: GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby 2speed » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:04 am

dingdong wrote:What project scooter are you referring to?


75 GoldWing...I'm Not useing any Fenders, So there will be Tons of Room..

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Re: GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby 2speed » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:05 am

2speed wrote:
dingdong wrote:What project scooter are you referring to?


75 GoldWing...I'm Not useing any Fenders, So there will be Tons of Room..


Well, Just Realized that a 4.50X19 Tire is about the Same as a Metric 120/90-19...Sweet!!!!
Now, i need to find a Deal on One.... Somewear?

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Re: GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:34 pm

you can go here and search the 19" choices . there are the best prices I have found.
not a lot to choose from when it comes to 19" though.

http://www.jakewilson.com/t/52/-/345/74 ... -Tires-All

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Re: GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:51 pm

Just remember that the fork lowers are still a limit, but folks do put on smaller diameter rims with larger tires so there must be room to grow it.

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Re: GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby 2speed » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:10 am

scotterichmond wrote:you can go here and search the 19" choices . there are the best prices I have found.
not a lot to choose from when it comes to 19" though.

http://www.jakewilson.com/t/52/-/345/74 ... -Tires-All

Thanks, I just ordered a Match-Set...120/70-19 & 130/70-17 Bad Ass!!!

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Re: GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:50 am

I am a scotsman, and this is the least expensive I have found. Glad you found what you wanted.
Now ! we all want to see some PICTURES !

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Re: GL1000 Front Wheel Swap?

Postby El Taco » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:58 am

I've seen plenty of instances where someone laced a Harley wheel to a Honda hub.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=harley+wheel+ ... +honda+hub

The back wheel is more popular, I used to run a HD 16" on the back of a CB550. Coolest rims I ever had were on a 68 Bultaco, hands down.




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