- Aug 14, 2006
MichaelB said:Coco, My Combat has a Mk III swing arm with a 2.5 Excel with a 120/90/18 Metzler ME55A with a custom chain guard and a 530 chain.
No problems, but it's close. For various reasons I can't fit a stock chain guard, but it looks like it would be problem.
My Dreer has a 110/90/18 with the stock guard. I'll have to check the wheel size, but I think it is a 2.15. The front is a 90/90/19 with I think a 1.85. Again, I'll have to check.
The 100/90/19 barely clears the stock front fender. I don't know anyone who has put a 2.15/19 on the front. It may spread the tire enough to cause an interference. I'm not sure. Just be prepared for this.
Oh the joy of customization.
Thanks Michael. I must have been measuring my stock rims wrong because they are 2.5" accross and not closer to 3" like I originally thought. Too much coffee perhaps?
I am going with a CNW front fender which can accept a 4.10 tire and a CNW chainguard will go on the back and it is narrower than the stock one, but notching it out to fit is no big deal.
Here is a link to the Buchanan rim chart. They list a WM4 as 2.5 which is what my stock rims are, unless the 2.5 number is not in inches, which would be the reason for my troubles as I assumed that number for rim width is indeed in inches???? If that is the case I am totally out to lunch, which I probably am.
I'm getting really confused.
Guys, I appreciate the help.