- Jun 30, 2016
Thanks I prefer the shorter fender too , I'm going to try it out also going to find a couple hubs and lace up some 18 rims for the stout agile look . thanks excellent post and pics!I run a 4.00-18 on an Excel WM3 rear, and a 100/90-19 WM3 front now. With the Avon AM26 Roadrider they are the same rolling diameter.
Some like the 90/90 better on the front (plenty of threads on this) as it is perceived to be quicker: both narrower x-profile and smaller rolling diameter.
I used to run the 4.00-19 WM2 rear with a 3.50-19 WM2 front, but there have been so many other changes to the bike a comparison of tire sizes itself would be useless from me. I dont perceive my bike to turn in any slower now, but if I put on a 90/90, who knows?
I think a few have run a 18" front, and on plenty of race bikes too. The front mudguard would look a bit high. But then again, there is the SS.
As an interesting party trick, I super-imposed the 69 fastback mudguard on the later one, roughly aligning the arc and the notch on the front for the chainguard. Notice how much bigger the stock one is than the fastback mudguard. I kinda like the smaller one... maybe I should replace the horn. ;-)
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