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2008 Ridgeback 23" front tire

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

  1. J.R. Fremont

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    I myself wouldn't do that..., I think a 21 inch with a wider rim would surely do the trick I think that your trying to accomplish
     
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  2. J.R. Fremont

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    I think it looks clean without a front brake as well ....., can't forget the belt drive and the stomper clutch tooo....!!!
     
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    How's the progress on this? I know it's not a Dog, but I'm interested in seeing how it's coming along.
     
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    20160519_185336_resized.jpg just did this on my 07 K9. 3.5x21 heathen wheels with a 120 Metzler . You will have to get a wider fender ( mines an 08 mastiff) and raise the fork bracket about 3/8ths to a half inch. I used 5/8ths diameter stainless steel spools to raise mine. I'm waiting on a call from my painter now.
     
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    PKNOWLES I like! I also like this wheel setup too in this video
     
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    I wonder ss well. I have been on here steady now for over a year, and I remember when this all started up.. boy did this guy get ticked.. I'm curious myself, but I do think it's funny how the 2016 mastiff has a 23" wheel.. not my style, but to each their own. I do dig Paul's wheel, I'd like to see his finish product.. is that k9 he just repainted? If so never paid n e attention to the wheel.. that's pretty bitchin!
     
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    if you decide to put that 23 inch wheel on your bike, make sure you get a "binky" to match while you are riding :D
     
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    It's been on here since the new paint Kel. I bought the wheel set for my 07 Bulldog and kept them when I sold it . You are the first to mention it since putting it on. I myself like it but would want to go any bigger. I also have the stock fender painted the same just in case I want to switch back.
     
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    :oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:
     
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    It looks good.. does it handle any different? Ya know as far as the big wheel thing goes, I'm not a fan of it, but that wider front rim gives an edge to the K9. Putting a larger diameter of wheel on the front changes the geometry of the bike which I'm sure they didn't come up with over night. Have a buddy with a road king who went to a 26 and said after 60 it was wobbly as hell, went to a 23 and started wobbling at 70, so he went to a 21 from the factory 18 and says it's just like factory, but it does look quite a bit sharper. But good job Paul!
     
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    Several of my buddies have put 26s on their dogs, everything from Pitbulls to K9s, but is not my cup of tea. I love the idea of the custom build but again I am not a fan of the huge front wheels.
     
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    00808_bNrH20h3CVL_600x450.jpg 13920728_10206886839556676_2065919220801079459_n.jpg Bought this 2009 Big Dog Bagger that had a lot of aftermarket stuff done to it. It has a 26" front wheel and handles really good. Compared it to a stock Bagger and it felt as good as the original as far as handling. No wobbling what so ever. We rode 3000 miles without any problems.
     
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    Two bulldogs in that pic, not often do you see that.

    You also went with the Harley stretch bags as well I see. Not a fan of the wheel but if you like it than that's great. Paint looks great!

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    I actually don't mind the Harley bags

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    :agree: Not a fan of the big wheel bagger thing. Not appealing at all. IMG_6421.PNG
     
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    Well I just wanted to show the Bagger and tell how it handles because of the discussion about modifying the front wheel on a Big Dog. I fully understand that beauty is very personal to each and everyone. I love the look of the original Bagger as well. But all I can say is that I got so many compliments for the red Bagger when we were at Sturgis so I think that people who don't know exactly how a stock Big Dog Bagger looks really don't care what's on it.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the pics don't mind those other guys.

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    Different strokes for different folks! After all, isn't that what makes the motorcycle life so great?
     
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