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Aero tire/wheel size changes
Old 08-25-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Aero tire/wheel size changes

Ok. NOOB here!!!

Don't have a bike just yet, so no pics yet, so pleease have mercy!!!

I'm looking at an 2006 Aero 750, with to few miles and too good a price, guy needs to get rid of it. I put more miles on it in one day than he had in two years, 210!!!

Anyway, I know that the sprocket change is one of the best things to do to the Spirit, and that cant be done with the Aero. But what about different tire sizes on the stock rim that will fit the fender??? I was able to find a tire size that increased the circumference by 7% or so while only increasing the diameter by 1 inch total. That seemed to be the biggest tire size I could find (don't have the exact one at this moment, will detail later)

Would this be enough of a difference to cut down on the wailing at 70???

Another thought would be to relace the wheel with a 16 inch rim and go from there with tire sizes. Anyone done that??? I haven't found anything like that when I search.

I plan on doing all the must do mods; beanbox, 4* mod, stage 1 kit, and either the muffler punch out or gutting.

Plus in my loserness I cant find the forum thread setting that will let me see all threads, not just the newest. I'm sure it's obvious, but I cant find the fucking button anywhere!!!

Thanks in advance for all the info and look forward to the abuse in the future!!!!!!!

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Old 08-26-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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not many people ask for this........it's the archive.
http://www.shadowriders.net/forums/a...x.php/f-4.html
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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I asked for higher tyres at the dealers, and was told they aren't available in my Aero size. You might get more lucky in the USA. Still, consider that higher tyres will mess with your odometer and speedometer, and will also have an effect on your braking capacity. Switching to a dual piston brembo kit would be advisable, but that's always advisable, even with OEM wheels. It seems like a cheap mod to raise your bike, but I am not sure it's the way to go, especially considering possible road-condition/grip/suspension related issues.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:27 PM   #4
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Looks like Floyd got a shovel for X-mas.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:11 PM   #5
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shovel?

Dunno bout the shovel thing, but it looks like it, haha.
Just a bit frustrated here, bearing theoretical knowledge, but apparently very little on-hands experience.
Bought my Aoro at top dollar, not knowing it was gonna be the slowest bike this side of the hemisphere. Went looking for speed-mods, and thus sprocket exchange data, just to remember I got a shaft drive.
Was happy to have a shaft drive when I bought it, avoiding chain maintanance, just to realize it eats even more of the 3 HP the engines produces and can not be modded.
On top, I invested rather heavily in custom-made Ohlins in the rear, in order to raise that bike to human heights, just to find the bloody shaft does not have any tolerance for raising the rear more than half an inch.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:19 PM   #6
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another shovel

Then, still desperate for a tad more speed, went about and bout the full Thunder air box and jet kit. Not cheap, but despair helps.
Then I found out that Thunder's chrome is the type of super quality that scratches beyond recognition when you admire it too hard.
Am now waiting for the chrome cover to return from the local chroming factory with a new coat that does not fall off in the rain.
Besides buying another bike, I have not seen reasonable means of upgrading this thing within the limits of common sense.
Noobs rule!
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:28 AM   #7
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So, let me get this right just incase I'm missing something. You wanted a speedster bike and you bought a 750cc cruiser. To add to that you got a model that has a shaft because your maintenance lazy and now you want to blame the bike.

Am I missing anything?
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:59 AM   #8
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Quote:
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So, let me get this right just incase I'm missing something. You wanted a speedster bike and you bought a 750cc cruiser. To add to that you got a model that has a shaft because your maintenance lazy and now you want to blame the bike.

Am I missing anything?

yeah he wanted to lift it be cause he's one of those 9' tall smurfs off of that movie... lol
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lazy..
Old 02-20-2014, 01:01 AM   #9
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lazy..

Well, not so much lazy, but I thought, after years of chain stretch issues caused by low-end brands, I thought a shaft would be great. It still is, be it I did not think through the implications.
And no, I wanted a cruiser, not a speedster, but I paid heavily for this upgrade from my 1991 non-modded Honda shadow 400 that I had for a decade, just to find this Aero is actually slower than that raggety 400CC bike that has been serving me loyally for so long.
Didn't see that one coming!
That said, it's a real looker, and handles much better in traffic, considering the 400 has a geometry setup that stopped making heads turn in 1937.
Noobs galore!
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:02 AM   #10
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The shovel thing was just a crack at ya' for digging up a thread over 3 years old. X-mas came into play because you posted on Dec. 25th. Sorry to hear about your dog.
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