Car tire on 17" rim

Discussion in 'Hack Vendors' started by Sparrowhawkdesign, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Sparrowhawkdesign

    Sparrowhawkdesign Been here awhile

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    This one is fun. 195/45/R17 on Yamaha FJR1300 stock rim. Barry

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  2. granratfisher

    granratfisher Been here awhile

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    In the US but where did you get them ??? Joe:D
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  3. camaroz1985

    camaroz1985 Been here awhile

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  4. Sparrowhawkdesign

    Sparrowhawkdesign Been here awhile

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  5. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    So you don't have to put your foot down at the stop sign? :dunno
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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hack pilots never put their feet down. :deal
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  7. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    ah, right, didn't notice the forum. Carry on.
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  8. chiba

    chiba elitist BMW snob

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    I put a similarly sized tire on the stock wheel of my K1200RS. Ordered it from tirerack.com. Has been working great so far. Very cool to see that it works on other bikes too!

    --chiba
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  9. Educatedredneck

    Educatedredneck Adventurer

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    Is that tire on backwards? I could be wrong. Seems to me it is.

    Great idea thou.....going darkside on your hack.....:D
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  10. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    Yes is is on backwards, I screwed up, It will be changed before we ship the bike.
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  11. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Leave the tire in place and turn the bike around:D
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  12. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    :thumb
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  13. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    If we turn the bike around, the sidecar will end up on the right hand side on this bike, we are adding reverse so all will be fine. The sidecar is being built for a quadrapegic person to be able to ride, it will have power steering as well as power brakes, a power ramp and full hand controls as he can move his arms but not his fingers. Shifting, turn signals and reverse will be controled with his wrists.
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  14. fotosaccion

    fotosaccion Looking for New Adventure

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  15. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Yesit will but a 205 fits well and they are cheaper and there are more choices
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  16. alaskawilmer

    alaskawilmer Wilmer

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    I sure would be interested in finding a conversion for my 92' R100GS from stock wheel to car tire conversion. Does anyone have any resources?? Thanks in advance!
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  17. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    Talk to inmate Claude and inmate Stroker.
    They have experience with this.

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  18. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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    So now I just need to find one for my KLR :evil
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  19. newellbc

    newellbc Adventurer

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    I have a 205 50/17 on the stock rim of my 1250 Suzuki Bandit. Really tight fit, but nothing rubs.
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  20. hdgypsyman

    hdgypsyman Part Time Adventurer

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    So will a 195/45 R17 or anything else fit the back of an R1200GS? It sure would be great to use the stock rear rim and find a car tire to fit. The rear tire spec on the Yamaha looks like 180/55 zr17 and the stock rear tire on a R1200GS is a 150/70 r17. Too much difference in wheel width?
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