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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Vaquero 21" wheel

I work for a Kawasaki dealer in the Phoenix area and yesterday we installed a 21" wheel & tire that the customer purchased from Roaring Toyz. At $1800 for everything, it's not an inexpensive upgrade, but I do think it looks pretty sharp!
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I work for a Kawasaki dealer in the Phoenix area and! yesterday we installed a 21" wheel & tire that the customer purchased from Roaring Toyz. At $1800 for everything, it's not an inexpensive upgrade, but I do think it looks pretty sharp!
That looks awesome! Do you test drive it? I would love to know how it rides at highway speeds. Is it still tour worthy?

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No, I did not get the opportunity to ride it. I think I'll follow up with the guy in a couple weeks to get his opinion after he's put on some miles

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AZ this is a friends bike. His is a copy of the one Roaring Twins built. I have riden it. Very nice. I don't like the bar's though.
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AZ this is a friends bike. His is a copy of the one Roaring Twins built. I have riden it. Very nice. I don't like the bar's though.
where in sc are you?
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No, I did not get the opportunity to ride it. I think I'll follow up with the guy in a couple weeks to get his opinion after he's put on some miles
how long did the install take? did all the parts fit well? i am looking at purchasing the same setup.
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Simple install....remove the wheel, transfer the rotors and seals from the stock wheel, remove the fender and install the new brackets. Install the new wheel and enjoy! The mechanic that did the install said it was a no brainer.

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AZ this is a friends bike. His is a copy of the one Roaring Twins built. I have riden it. Very nice. I don't like the bar's though.
The more I see the Vaquero (especially with that awesome 21" front rim), the more I want one. What an awesome looking bike!

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I see you loose a disc brake in this conversion. Also any ride hight difference that needs to be corrected and if so how is it corrected? Dose the kit come with everything you need (tire, rim, brake block off, hight adjustment stuff if needed)

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Ok. I looked at the green one and it has both discs. The black one only has one.

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