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Re: TEX swingarm swap
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2019, 09:32:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Keep in mind, also, that the smaller diameter 17" front wheel also shortens the already shorter trail, quickening the steering response even more. And with wider ADV handlebars a TEX would be that much more sensitive to steering inputs.
yes this has also crossed my mind...I can get my hands on a trophy rim for not a lot...With regards to the center line being off then if i carried out the wheel only option i will acquire longer studs and a alloy spacer to bring the rim into center tolerances. Being a hobbyist engineer with milling machine and lathes i shudder at the thought of anyone using washers to space out a wheel on cars or bikes. Cheers all and watch this space as i have a bit of work downtime coming up in February :002:       
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Re: TEX swingarm swap
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 01:03:10 PM »
My buddies Trophy  has a 190 rear  on it....thats a big tire for a  TEX ....

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Re: TEX swingarm swap
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2019, 07:13:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
My buddies Trophy  has a 190 rear  on it....thats a big tire for a  TEX ....
My thoughts too...i would stick with a 180
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Re: TEX swingarm swap
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 08:05:29 PM »
It sounds like you are describing a Tiger Sport ... If of course you live outside North America ...

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Re: TEX swingarm swap
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2019, 12:29:28 AM »
Is the 180 purely for the look? It's just that I find with anything from a PR3 onwards I can hang off like a gibbon with an itchy kneecap and still run out of ground clearance before grip. But look is fine if that's the reason.

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Re: TEX swingarm swap
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 10:39:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
My buddies Trophy  has a 190 rear  on it....thats a big tire for a  TEX ....

*Originally Posted by belpas [+]
My thoughts too...i would stick with a 180

 :0461:   and reckon Triumph know more than me so would stick with their choice of size.

 


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