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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Need a larger tire for my custom

I was supposed to get an 18 inch and wider tire and rim from Britts but they closed their doors without me buying them. Does anyone know where I can find another. I almost lost it on a trip to Alexandria Virginia. Tire fell in a rut and I couldn't get it out. Had to pull over for a good 30-45 min to regroup and I'm no punk. Love my bike and would hate to trade it in because of a tire. Please help.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 09:52 PM
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Have you thought about swapping for a Classic? You can put the bars and controls from a Custom onto a classic easy peasy. The reason I suggest that instead of a front fork swap (which would also work) is that it's probably going to be difficult and expensive to do, might be cheaper just to trade your custom in for a classic, or even find someone who is willing to trade for it.

Like I said, if you prefer the handlebars and forward controls of the Custom over the wider bars and floorboards of the Classic, that's an easy no fuss swap. It all mounts right up.

Of course, if you COULD find it, you should also be able to bolt a 900 Classic front end right up to your custom, that gives you a much wider tire. I can attest to not having a problem on grated streets or ruts, even though my wife sometimes does on her Shadow 750!

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