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Old 05-11-2009, 04:19 PM   #61
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Actually the 155 tires are probably a dead ringer for the stock tite, diameter wise, on the bike. I do know it is on the LT bikes which we have done many wheel conversions on. Most still go with the 165 as it is ,historically , less expensive. However that price from summit isn't bad. Please keep us informed Mike
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:07 PM   #62
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Totally Stroked!

I have posted these same pics on my "WarBird" thread, but felt at least a couple of them belong here too. All I can say is "THANKS STROKER!", and can't wait to see a front wheel prototype!:





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Old 05-13-2009, 08:25 PM   #63
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For those with "Stoker" wheels, I did a quick search and found these M+S rated BF Goodrich 155/80R-15 Radial T/A's on the Summit Racing website.
Actually, I have seen that tire available from TireRack.com for some time now...
Just $64.00 from them. Don't know about shipping.

It was one that I considered for summer use, but don't think it would work well in snow/muck/mud.

Here is the direct link:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...=1&RunFlat=All

Or go to TireRack.com and search by size, then click on "see all available tire sizes" and select the rim diameter to see all of the different tire sizes that they sell.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/sizes/index.jsp

Tire Rack also publishes specifications such as O.D., tread width, section width, etc. for each tire all in one place when the info is available from the manufacturer so you can compare different tires easily.
They also have reviews and independant testing of most of the tires sold.

They don't carry some of the off brands like Nankang, but when they do have what you want/need they generally have some of the best prices.

Just another data point...
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:51 PM   #64
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...once again: humble apologies for jacking.



....ah, well;..it was all a terrible mix-up at Plymouth in 1670:

What with all the confusion which ensued even
getting away in the Mayflower, the plans for the
New World sidecars were all xeroxed backwards
in error.
Arriving in Massachusetts, the plans were given
to "Indian", who, having no sidecar experience,
just followed the plans without question.

When the time came to link up Plymouth Colony
with Jamestown, Virginia by road, it just seemed right to go left.

Oz was okay, because, 1787, being much later in sidecar
development, the P.O.H.M.s were able to ship standard sidecar kits
(armed) to keep the penal colony patrolled.

Hope this helps.
(and you thought Ural history was confusing!)
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:59 AM   #65
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The Stroking Continues . . . .

A preview of coming attractions. As you can see from the photos below, our good inmate "Stroker" is continuing development on his Advantage Wheels.

Previously, I've posted photos of the Advantage rear wheels designed for the BMW R1100/1150GS. Here is a set mounted on one of my hacks:




"Stroker" is now in the final prototyping stages for a matching front wheel. Here's a couple of teaser photos, shown mounted here his rig:






Needless to say, I'm already waiting in line for some production product!

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Old 07-01-2009, 09:42 AM   #66
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Stroker rollbar

One more wonderful addition to the rig, the Stroker stainless steel rollbar, I love the look and it is like the car wheel, another piece of art. He did a couple ones, V shape and U shape, so if someone is interested, just send him a PM.
For the front car tire, I guess I will need to start doing some push-up.








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Old 07-07-2009, 01:32 AM   #67
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A preview of coming attractions. As you can see from the photos below, our good inmate "Stroker" is continuing development on his Advantage Wheels.

Previously, I've posted photos of the Advantage rear wheels designed for the BMW R1100/1150GS. Here is a set mounted on one of my hacks:




"Stroker" is now in the final prototyping stages for a matching front wheel. Here's a couple of teaser photos, shown mounted here his rig:






Needless to say, I'm already waiting in line for some production product!

Best,
Hi could i ask what size is the front tire and the width of the rim is please. I am making a front wheel for our GSA 1150 And The 4" rims i have will only just fit and i am thinking of 145/15 tire?. Cheers Ian.

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Old 07-07-2009, 08:13 PM   #68
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Pops, that is a 3 1/2 rim with a 145R15 tire and it clears by a hair. The caliper is so close to the rim that the valve stem had to be moved.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:26 AM   #69
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Thank you . If i lived in the US you would have to put me on your list as another buyer of the front rim. great work.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:09 PM   #70
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Thanks Pops. The steering is much lighter and handling and ride are improved.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:45 PM   #71
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The Stroker rear wheel with the M&S tire is just amazing. I did a lot of riding in the snow last week and it just doesn't get stuck! It's always got plenty of traction and sheds snow very well. This is without studs, I imagine with them it would really be unstoppable.

But the skinny front wheel is the weakest link now. It turns into a plow and drifts off to the right as soon as you hit the throttle when the snow gets deeper.

David, how are you doing with that front wheel setup?
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:15 PM   #72
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Eastblock, The front wheels are ready to go! We have only built a few as they are a lot of work to make. They have been tested to the extreme and hold up great. The steering is lighter and the handling great. The right side bearing (small one)has been upgraded to a double row ball bearing to insure long service with the increased loading with a sidecar. As you can see from the photos earlier in this thread we've chosen to use the full floating rotors from the 1100/1150 RT. This is also a big improvement over the fixed GS set-up, and provides smoother braking and faster rotor cooling. For proper clearances (it's tight) on the stock forks a 135R15 must be used. I have not been able to find an aggressive tread tire(yet) in this size, but the Nankang ribbed tread that I have tried so far work great on pavement and most loose sufaces. At first I tried a Michilen XZX tire, but like the Nankang better. Using a RT speedo drive corrects the calibration with the smaller diameter tire. Send me a PM or email me directly if you want more info. Happy New Year, Stroker
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:47 AM   #73
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Pops, that is a 3 1/2 rim with a 145R15 tire and it clears by a hair. The caliper is so close to the rim that the valve stem had to be moved.
David,
In case you were not aware of it they do make flush mount valve 'stems' for ATVs. Trtoubel is I think you have to buy 4 in a pack and if you ever lose the little adaptor to put air in with you're screwed. We used them when we built a custom wheel for the front of a K100 that had stock forks (reversed) and ran a 135R15 tire.
Give me a call or visit again when you can. Think 'BEAD LOCKS'....LOL.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:28 PM   #74
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Claude, I happened upon the flush stems recently and they were the hot ticket for the close clearances involved with the front wheel project. The "four pack" works out great as guys like us end up with one spare! And yes, never, ever, ever misplace the air adapter. I'm right in the middle of a clutch(ceramic) replacement job on the rig. Thank goodness there is no spline damage. Hope to be able to take a ride down to see you soon, Stroker
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:33 PM   #75
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Claude, I happened upon the flush stems recently and they were the hot ticket for the close clearances involved with the front wheel project. The "four pack" works out great as guys like us end up with one spare! And yes, never, ever, ever misplace the air adapter. I'm right in the middle of a clutch(ceramic) replacement job on the rig. Thank goodness there is no spline damage. Hope to be able to take a ride down to see you soon, Stroker

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