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.