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Old 11-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I used the Vulcan kit along with a set of wheels off a '06 Road King on my '07 883L...tires are 150/80-16's front and rear..
Where did you find a 150 front Dunlop?
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That being said, since I don't already own a bike, would it even be cost effective to buy a slightly older Sportster to buy & install the kit, new wheels/tires & whatnot or just cut to the chase & buy a newer 48 or Custom?


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I bought this '07 883L w/1640 miles on it for $3600 on ebay last year...deals are out there.

Who decided you could not run a rear tire on the front? Works just the same...here is the bike at some point when I had a turbo on it. Many 120mph + blasts down the road showed narry a wobble or any handling issues with the tires...note I'm hitting the 7K rev-limiter on every gear change because I had no shift-lite or tach at that time.





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Old 11-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Who decided you could not run a rear tire on the front? Works just the same...here is the bike at some point when I had a turbo on it. Many 120mph + blasts down the road showed narry a wobble or any handling issues with the tires...
Uhm...I guess the manufacturers. Hence tire carcases being made differently for front and rear, as well as tread design.

The D404 is hardly the tire I'd be making 120 mph passes on. I'd also never attempt those speeds on any bike without a speed damper installed.

I guess the reason I asked is because all the pics show a 130 front tire, and not a 150. As well, the 130 with your kit BARELY misses the fender, so I'd imagine a 150 would scrape the fender mounts. Insanely cool bike, regardless.



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Same bike, different gear with the dampner...never needed it tho. Only on there for sanctioning body rules.







Oh yeah, here is the tire in question... Dunlop D404 150/80-16 Front Tire | ZZ25247 | J&P Cycles Like I said, same tire front and rear.
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Buy a reasonably priced bike of your choice and use a Vulcan WG triple tree kit for around $500. This kit uses a 2000-up wheel which can be found cheaply on ebay and the like. I used the Vulcan kit along with a set of wheels off a '06 Road King on my '07 883L...tires are 150/80-16's front and rear.

Btw, this kit utilizes the stock 39mm fork tubes/lowers. If you try to duplicate what H-D did you will have a boatload of money tied up in it...they used a mid-glide and an oddball wheel/hub combination. Shown in the above pic's are a tin set off a 2011 SuperLow.
That's a beautiful bike bro! .. I'm in the process of adding a wide glide front end as well. I was going to spend the $400+ for a Vulcan works but I lucked out and found a used one on Ebay for $100 (including shipping). I did buy the nex axle and spacers from Vulcan works though. ... DId you ut yours on yourself or did you have it done?
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Oh yeah, here is the tire in question... Dunlop D404 150/80-16 Front Tire | ZZ25247 | J&P Cycles Like I said, same tire front and rear.
Cool....not made for any stock HD but wasn't even aware it existed.
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That's a beautiful bike bro! .. I'm in the process of adding a wide glide front end as well. I was going to spend the $400+ for a Vulcan works but I lucked out and found a used one on Ebay for $100 (including shipping). I did buy the nex axle and spacers from Vulcan works though. ... DId you ut yours on yourself or did you have it done?
Thanks - It was an idea I had and was fortunate it worked out well. Yes, I put it together myself...pretty straight forward and no special tools or real expertise required.










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