When it comes to a custom motorcycle wheel, there is tough and there is badass tough. Upgrading your motorcycle to wide fat tires can amplify its toughness factor in a major way and give you solid street cred.
Fat wide rims have come a long way in recent years. Tires that are 150 mm in size are no longer considered that wide.
Enhancing the look of your bike is not the only reason to upgrade your motorcycle to fat tires. Keep reading to discover the benefits wide tires offer.
Advantages of a Fat Front Tire
The fatter front tire definitely changes how your bike will ride. One of the things you will notice is the confidence-inspiring stability you will feel when you’re riding down the road. With the wider contact patch of rubber on the road, these wheels also handle great in the rain.
A great benefit to the larger front tire is that it absorbs road imperfections a lot better as well. With a wider tire, it will take a little more effort to lean the bike over in turns but after a couple rides it feels like second nature again.
What do I need to do to my bike to run one?
With the larger wheel, it can definitely affect the rake and trail measurements on the bike. To run the 21″ x 5.5″ Bulldog Series wheel you will need to run the same triple trees as a guy with a skinny 23″ would be running. We prefer to use the American Suspension triple trees for the Harley Davidson crowd. Indian has a couple of options for triple trees as well.
The fender will need to be replaced, we recommend using a Fat Katz steel front fender to really set off your new wheel. They offer a Wrap style and a classic style that has the straight back styling of the OEM fender. In all, to run a 21″ x 5.5″ Bulldog series wheel you will need a set of triple trees and a new front fender to go along with your wheel and tire combo.
How about the 23″ x 5.5″ Bulldog Series Wheel?
To run the 23″ x 5.5″ Bulldog Series custom motorcycle wheel we have to make some bigger modifications to the steering geometry of your bike. The overall rolling diameter of this wheel mounted with a tire is very similar to that of a skinny 26″ wheel. So an American Suspension rake kit will be needed to run these 23″ Bulldog series wheels.
If you currently have a 26″ wheel all you need is a new fender and the wheel/tire combo of your choice. The current rake you have set up will work perfect with it!
How can I get one for my bike?
Well, I’m glad you asked. You can order from our website, call us at 888.702.0247, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on social media and we will be able to answer any questions you may have and also take orders for you.
Keep in mind we do offer Flexpay financing so you can get your wheels before they are even paid in full! Check out the website or give us a call today. We will see you out on the road, Ride With The Best!