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Old 04-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, ladies and gentlemen, Kosman has arrived and installed. Before i go on and on let me just say this .... this set up does IMHO appear wider. Now keep in mind that i have the T-mod done to the tune of a 3"+ drop at the end of the rear fender. So much so that i have shaved off almost an inch off the rear just so that the tail light sits parellel to the street.







IMO its the tire that helps with the look of a wider tire. Rather then being round like the stock Dunlop the Metzler has more of a flat bottom. Im sure if they wheel could be tweeked out just a tad more it would appear even wider.

For those that dont know, i had purchased a seperate wheel off Ebay for $300 shipped to my door. From there i shipped it out to Kosman where he widen the OEM wheel, ground down the outter welds and then he shipped it out to chrome. The chrome looks great, and they shipped it solidly in a foam filled box. I was very impressed.

Switching out the wheels really wasnt that big of a deal. I managed to do an oil change and switch out the rear brakes as well. Everything took just under 3 hours.

I did have issues with rubbing right out of the box. While hitting bumps the right way i was hitting the rear left turn signal. I had to tear apart the rear fender to bend out the bracket This wheel set up on this bike with the 3" drop ... it is tight, and looks just as tight from where i stand.

And yes, that black spot on the left of the bike is my burn out minutes before to take the glaze off the new tire.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good! What was the bottom dollar from start to end? (If you don't mind)
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks great! I've been consideriong doing this exact same thing, including buying a second set of wheels to send off for widening and chroming so I don't lose ride time. I already have the L&M Spring, but not the T-mod. I may have to do that!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Did you happen to measure the width of the rim before putting on the tire?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks yall .. this was a long time coming. Im glad i purchased a second wheel as from the day i ordered the 2nd wheel to today took about 2 months.

Here is the cost break down to the best of my memory.

2nd wheel off Ebay. $300

having bearings removed from 2nd wheel $20

shipping 2nd wheel to Cali to Kosman via USPS with $300 insurance $35

Kosman widening, grinding down, ship to chrome, chrome, and ship back to me via FedEx in a cast foam box with a signiture required ... $ 1165.

new bearings, spacers and dust cap. $80 I will say that you only need to order and install the bearings. There is no need to replace the center spacer or the right side spacer that sits in the bearings.

Metzeler 880 tire off of motorcyclesuperstore.com with a 10% coupon $202

installing the bearings and spacers, new valve and mount tire $86

Dyna Beads $15

I think thats it. Now i did some local riding today, my usual riding where i flog the throttle like it owes me money. I did not notice ANY difference seeing as how i have a Dunlop on the front and a Metzeler on the rear. I plan on getting in some miles tomorrow on the highway so i can do another report about the ride.
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Did you happen to measure the width of the rim before putting on the tire?
7" inside width on the wheel

8" inside width on the tire.
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Looks good! What was the bottom dollar from start to end? (If you don't mind)
Khammer, love the avatar.

Bike looks good bro.
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Was your front wheel already chromed?
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