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Old 06-20-2011, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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has anyone out there had any experience with fat tire kits. thinking on putting on a 240/300 wide swing arm kit on my 14. looking for advice on where to get kit without robbing a bank first.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nobody here is that stupid to go there..... Buy a Gold wing or a Harley if you want to do that crap...
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that was a hell of a response...

everybody is going to tell you that it changes everything about the bike, the geometry gets all effed. Personally i love the look of fat ties on the big bikes, but i'd never do it to mine.

But the above post is mostly correct not many wide tire kits on this forum.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fat tires are like fat people - About as agile as the Titanic.

Not to mention ugly, but thats just an opinion in both examples. Some people apparently like fat chicks.
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The rear tire on my 14 is low on air.
So I was thinking of rebuilding the motor.
If that doesn't correct the problem, probably replace all the fairings
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Had a little experience with some Fat Tires last night


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Old 06-21-2011, 02:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Get the widest tire you can find a kit for, then get a + 18" swingarm and put chrome on EVERYTHING.

Then you will be super cool like all the kids on GSX-R's.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Had a little experience with some Fat Tires last night


I think this is the shortest, non helpfull post I've ever seen you post

I don't know if I should laugh or shake my head. Oh well........
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, someone already implied he was stupid, so I didn't want to go there. My opinion is that the whole fat tire/extended swingarm/ jackshaft/bling/bike night thing is silly, so I made a silly post. Just because someone wants to do something I think is silly, I don't feel obligated to help them do it.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Besides, every post is a bump that keeps this silly thread near the top where someone who thinks fat tires are cool can see it and give this guy some advice on how to screw his bike all up like he wants to. I couldn't tell him where to start.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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And then of course, there's the entertainment value of jacking someone's thread with humorous but non-helpful crap that breaks up the monotony of guys with six-shooters that want more power.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Or guys with ZX-14s that think it isn't fast enough.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Understood. Was just a little surprised, not your usual type of responce's IMO.
Still, was a good reply non the less
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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OR guys with ZX 10Rs who think they are actually capable of riding those monsters to their full potential.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
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And guys with 17-year-old bikes looking for new bodywork for cheap.

See, it's not just guys wanting fat tire kits that crack me up.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Whatever makes you happy.

Most people will tell you that modifications to your bike will alter the way your sportbike handles. Thats obvious like that first comment that posted.

Its better to leave your bike the way it is, and not to be encouraging but these alterations can actually make your bike handle better or do specific things a little better. But to be discouraging it can also sacrifice other things. speed, lean angle, etc.

Here's an example of extended swingarm and wider tires. :)


But where to get the kit? sorry i cant help you as i dont ever plan to do this on my bike so dont know where to get one :(
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
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A friend of mine borrowed his buddies CBR 600 it had a stretched swing arm and fat tire. Who TF does that and why we may never know. But my other friend got on it to go around the block and he said it turned like a tank. I always know that rocket acceleration and agility are two of my advantages to stay with the rubber side down. I do not know why you would want to get rid of one of your primary defenses.
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Well, someone already implied he was stupid, so I didn't want to go there. My opinion is that the whole fat tire/extended swingarm/ jackshaft/bling/bike night thing is silly, so I made a silly post. Just because someone wants to do something I think is silly, I don't feel obligated to help them do it.
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Besides, every post is a bump that keeps this silly thread near the top where someone who thinks fat tires are cool can see it and give this guy some advice on how to screw his bike all up like he wants to. I couldn't tell him where to start.
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And then of course, there's the entertainment value of jacking someone's thread with humorous but non-helpful crap that breaks up the monotony of guys with six-shooters that want more power.
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Or guys with ZX-14s that think it isn't fast enough.
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OR guys with ZX 10Rs who think they are actually capable of riding those monsters to their full potential.
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And guys with 17-year-old bikes looking for new bodywork for cheap.

See, it's not just guys wanting fat tire kits that crack me up.
^^ Awesome, and pretty much sum's up how ridiculous the OP's question is on our forum.

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^^ Awesome, and pretty much sum's up how ridiculous the OP's question is on our forum.

And again, I don't want to go there other than to say it's my opinion, but taste is a matter of taste, which is why I never comment on the dig my new paint job or wheel stripes type threads unless I think something looks really good (not too often, but it happens). I usually try to confine my responses to questions I think I may be of some help with that are posted by someone genuinely interested in doing their own repairs and maintenance. I got tired of low-intelligence morons thrashing my stuff and learned to do my own work, mostly the hard way (fucking it up a few times, first). I have a fair understanding of basic principles and mechanical operations, plus I read a lot and try to remember stuff said by those smarter and more experienced than myself and I try to pass that on to those who are looking for help. I completely understand the urge to do stuff for no other reason than thinking it looks cool, but I'll never understand why someone wants to screw up a perfectly good motorcycle for the sake of impressing someone that doesn't know any better. I hope I haven't insulted the O.P. so badly that he never comes back and would be glad to help him with any real issues he has keeping his machine running and in top shape.
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I would never run a fat boy, but I ride with someone that has a Busa with a 360 back there and engine work. Mofo hooks but takes him 20 minutes to u-turn it.
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OR guys with ZX 10Rs who think they are actually capable of riding those monsters to their full potential.
Most of the guys posting about more power from a SIX cant ride that to its potential either.
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