Maximum front tire size for GL1800


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Maximum front tire size for GL1800

Postby salty1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:15 pm



What is the largest tire that front of a GL 1800 (2001 to 2010) can accept. I'm considering triking my GW and a larger tire will help performance as will other changes made that come with a selected kit.



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Re: Maximum front tire size for GL1800

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:40 am

Contact Hannigan Trikes -
They have a conversion to allow a 180 wide front tire to be used.
I have no idea on costs ; but it might be worth while...
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Re: Maximum front tire size for GL1800

Postby salty1 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:05 am

I'm aware of the Hannegan front end modification. It's a $3500 mod. So I'm looking at other alternatives. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Maximum front tire size for GL1800

Postby salty1 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:43 pm

The standard front wheel size for a GL 1800 is 130-70-18. Would a 150-70-18 fit the front wheel?

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Re: Maximum front tire size for GL1800

Postby Ghostman » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:00 am

Except for the Hannigan kit and the Eurotrike leading link setup youre pretty much stuck with the stock tire size. If you go larger it will rub the fender inside and youll wind up replacing either front or rear fender or possibly both. If you want a good front tire for the front of your trike get the new Avon trike tire and you wont be sorry.




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