Ad Widget

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.
X

Rear wheel/tire combo?

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rear wheel/tire combo?

    Hi folks. I've searched the board but wasn't able to come up with a satisfactory answer. I have a 91 Kat 1100. I want a wider rear tire, 180. What is the best rear wheel? I was thinking mid to late 90'd GSXR? I don't really know what will fit the best, with the least amount of work. I appreciate any input anybody may have.

    Thanks,
    Sean

  • #2
    Might find some helpful info here:

    http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=77279
    The people who think they know everything always mess it up for those of us who do .....



    BIGKAT1100

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by BIGKAT1100 View Post
      Might find some helpful info here:

      http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=77279
      There was some info there. Unfortunately I still dont' know what wheel I can order that will go in with little to no modifications.

      Comment


      • #4
        if you change your wheel from the standard unit there will usually be a little messing about ...

        the disc for the new wheel will probably be a different diameter to the one presently fitted which will require the matching caliper hanger ...

        there "may" be the need to fabricate/weld a new torque arm/mount...

        spacers will probably need sorting ...

        not "sure" on which wheel you will need but i'd suspect any 5.5" x 17" from about 1990 to 1995 gsxr will be what you are looking for (5.5 to correctly carry the 180 tyre) or probably any Bandit1200 with a 5.5 rim...

        only thing to really check is spindle diameters, the rest should follow easy enough
        it ain't broke ....




        i ain't fixed it enough

        Comment


        • #5
          Great, thank you for the info.

          Comment


          • #6
            What is the advantage of a larger rear tire? I understand 180 for width, but is a 17" all that?

            Comment


            • #7
              using a 17" wheel apparently gives a greater choice of tyres (stickier rubber anyone) or at least here in the U.K. it's supposed to ...

              i rarely buy new tyres, but finding part worn 16" tyres compares with finding rocking horse droppings
              it ain't broke ....




              i ain't fixed it enough

              Comment

              Working...
              X