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2008 Ridgeback 23" front tire

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by ORANGE DOG, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. ORANGE DOG

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    Any Ridgeback owners do a 23" front tire conversion on a stock front end?
    I'm Looking to do this in the near future. Any input is appreciated.
     
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    You decide how it looks.....

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    For real? You trying to compensate for something? Being from Texas myself, I know everything is bigger in Texas, but................really.
     
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    Sorry Wade if that wasn't what you wanted to hear. I just looked back at the picture of your bike, you posted on your intro, and that is one beautiful Ridge.
    The biggest problem I have with changing the dynamics of how these bikes are set up is, that out of all the different choppers and other bikes that I have ridden, Big Dog has, bar none, hands down, the best ridding bikes out there. Including the Ridgeback.
    Any changes we make to the rake and trail, is going to make it harder to ride. Unless you just ride a few miles to the bar and back, leave the bike alone. I have ridden a Ridgeback many hundreds of miles, and enjoyed every bit of it.
    If you really like the big tire, and many people do, put it on a bagger Harley.
     
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    Wade, it's you're bike and you can modify it any way you like. I know a guy here in Ohio that makes a living building baggers with those large front tires. There is more to it than just rolling it in place and sliding the axle thru. One thing I would recommend is dual brake rotors and calipers. Those big tires are very hard to slow down. If you decide to do it good luck and post up some pics.
     
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    Here's a few more examples...
     
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    Do you think it would be available as a factory option if they were still being built?
     
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    I would think there would have to be a demand for it in order for it to be an option.
     
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    I say do it !! When you find someone to to it for you let me know
     
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    No compensation needed here. I'm simply trying to do it different than the other clones out there. Don't be hatin.
     
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    I asked for input (helpful preferably) NOT your opinion of if you like it or not. Who gives a shit what you like or not? Really??
     
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    Thanks Frank! That was the kind of input that I was looking for. Instead you get these pathetic haters that want to weigh in that it's wrong just because they don't like it or have the nads to be different.
     
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    Not a bagger fan at all. I like the 23" on the mastif & thought that a large wheel/tire setup out front would be a unique look. I can't imagine it affecting the handling much. I'm leaning 26" now & that will be enough of a change that the trail will need to be adjusted. I'll upload some pics when this project is completed.
     
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    That's the quality dialogue and intelligence that I was hoping that this forum would bring. Way to contribute.
     
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    No Ridgeback owners I know of have put a 23 inch wheel on the front.
     
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