2.75" rimlock availablity?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Timpo, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Timpo

    Timpo NORTH WALES TRF.

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    Need a rimlock to fit a 2.75" rim, have you any idea what bike uses one of that size as standard?
    I don't seem to be able to buy a rimlock of that size from the general parts supplier, so I am hoping that I can find one that is fitted oem to a machine.
    Any help will be gratefully received... Thanks.

    Timpo.
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  2. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Go to a bike shop that is selling off road bikes, bend down and look on the rims. They will have the size stamped in them somewhere. http://offroad.parts-unlimited.com/16/255/8180513 From what I see you might be in trouble... seems 2.50 is about the biggest.:deal

    You could drill the bead and thread in some pins or screws to lock them.
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  3. holycaveman

    holycaveman Long timer

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    I have a couple 2.75 rim locks. Emgo makes them.

    but I will warn you, those things are completely junk!!! And DO NOT work.

    Go with the motion pro 2.5 lock. That is if you have a standard 17in wheel.
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  4. Tomack

    Tomack Been here awhile

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    I know this thred is a few years old but...
    Im wondering if anyone has any idears for a 17 inch 2.75 rim lock or is the suggestion above my best option
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  5. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    I would think it would be simple to widen one of the all aluminum Talon rimlocks. I'd probably drill and tap some holes in the clamping surface and use screws that had a suitable head (not too sharp) to widen the clamp the required amount.
    I assume your application is a tube type tire on a rim with a safety bead, if so you could probably use a tubeless tire without a rimlock. If not, what type of rim are you useing?
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  6. Tomack

    Tomack Been here awhile

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    Im using the OEM 17inch rim on the Tenere.

    Im starting to see more & more advantages with 18inch rims:wink:
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