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Old 03-06-2005, 11:49 AM   #11
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Glad ya got it working. Now where's the pics??
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:00 AM   #12
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We had some pics up on the old site to show the width difference in the 200 tire to stock. So here's a start on that again.
Hey Rusty!

What the total Conversion cost you and where did you get yours?

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Old 04-21-2005, 02:02 AM   #13
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Ive been lookin into this mod for a while the best prices ive found are

RIM www.servicehonda.com $97.50 + shipping

Tire http://www.sporttour.com/tires/metze...0-marathon.htm
$164.90 shipped.

Tubes run $12-$25 depending on what you get.

Let me know if any one finds a better price.
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:55 AM   #14
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Hey Rusty!

What the total Conversion cost you and where did you get yours?

Thanks
Going with a relace is definitely cheaper, that or a CBR rim. My rims were custom made for me (something I sketched and gave to them), but now they have them on their website as a style available....go figure.
Tires up here are a tad more then they are in the U.S. Mine being a 200/50-18" was on the high end of the scale. I think the total cost for front and back tires was about $380.00. but that was with a 25% discount. Obviously the dealer will flog you for whatever he can get, yeah I used a local Honda dealer here for my tires. We don't have a lot of options here as you probably noticed during your visit. Shipping from the US would have eaten up any savings on the tires.
If you are trying to save, go with a relace or CBR mod. With your abilities the CBR mod won't be a problem at all. The relace (or in my case the custom rims) are a direct bolt on. I altered my subframe so I'd have clearance. Most have eliminated it all together.
My rims came from customdreamcycles, but you are better off dealing direct with cruiseconcepts.biz where they are made if that's the route you choose. They will run you anywhere from $900 and up each. So you can see the savings going the other routes that cowboy has suggested.
I think Nav also did a relace recently, not sure what his total bill was........but add the exchange rate onto those figures and a landing factor for having items ship and you may find that buying local isn't that bad.
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Old 04-23-2005, 03:34 AM   #15
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We had some pics up on the old site to show the width difference in the 200 tire to stock. So here's a start on that again.
And this is what the difference looks like when you take that same 200 Met on a VTX rim (right) and put that 200 Metz on a 6" rim (left). ;)

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Old 04-23-2005, 10:49 AM   #16
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Thanks T-Rob, those pics show a definite size difference in width. Excellent comparison!! Being identical tires on two different width rims, it sure shows that the width of the rim is a big factor in the overall look on the finished tire.
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Old 04-23-2005, 01:49 PM   #17
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Thanks T-Rob, those pics show a definite size difference in width. Excellent comparison!! Being identical tires on two different width rims, it sure shows that the width of the rim is a big factor in the overall look on the finished tire.
Yeah, I thought ya'll would like that. His bike is turning out kickass. I'll probably be going to a wider rim next winter....we'll see.

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Old 05-10-2005, 10:11 AM   #18
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The 200 is mounted on an 18" x 5.5" rim from cruiseconcepts
Tire is a 200/50-18
RustyJake, my rough math calculations show that the 200/50/18 is just shy of 1 inch taller than stock. Have you noticed any driveability differences due to the change in ratio?

BTW, thanks for the pics of the tire comparisons. Really shows off the meat on those 200's.
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:16 AM   #19
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And this is what the difference looks like when you take that same 200 Met on a VTX rim (right) and put that 200 Metz on a 6" rim (left). ;) Tim
Tim,

Where did you get the 6" rim? Did you have to make any mods to the bike beyond those needed for the 5.5 rim and 200 tire?

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Old 05-10-2005, 10:41 AM   #20
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RustyJake, my rough math calculations show that the 200/50/18 is just shy of 1 inch taller than stock. Have you noticed any driveability differences due to the change in ratio?

BTW, thanks for the pics of the tire comparisons. Really shows off the meat on those 200's.
RPM's are lower, it's like going down another tooth or so in sprocket size. I'm running a 39T sprocket and have noticed a drop in RPM's at highway speed after going with the 200. Laying the bike over into a corner and the width of the tire has a tendancy to want to stand the bike back up. Once you get used to it, it handles a lot smoother then the stock set up. The larger contact area on the tire seems to help with traction as well. I never had a problem with loosing traction on the stock tire, but cornering with the wider tire seems to be more stable.
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