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Is there a kit to put a 300mm wide tire onto a Goldwing?

I am a chopper guy, that just inherited a "basket case" goldwing and I am just thinking about what I might to with it?

I know that many of you will consider this heresy and will want to lynch me, but I was thinking that longer forks and a wide tire would be a place to start?

Has anyone ever done a Goldwing chopper?

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You would need to do some heavy modifications on the rear swing arm.. there is a saftey margin built into the width of the arm should the oem wheel ever separate from the rubber mount inside it..The extra space difference from the recommended tire size would prevent an accident should the wheel separate.. I suppose it could be done if you're good with a torch and machine lathe...

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Don't get offended, but I don't think your gonna get much positive feedback on wanting to do it. Most of us love our wings too much to want to butcher 'em up.

You WILL get lots of info. from a technical and practical standpoint on how to resurrect and maintain these beauties

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I wouldn't think a bike with shaft drive would really lend itself to 'chopperizing' with very wide rear wheels.

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Hi mate, and welcome to the site.

I am more of an optimist than the others, so I am sure it could be done, but I am sure it would take a lot of time, effort and money.

Back in the very early 80s I saw two seriously chopped wings at a Treffan. They would have been 1000s. I doubt that the rear wheels had been altered due to the shaft drive, but they definitely had very long forks and other body modifications.

At the time, they would have been quite new, and certainly drew the crowds, if only for their uniqueness.

It is a case of different strokes for different folks, so I wish you luck if you are determined.

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I wouldn't say it can't be done, but it would take a BUNCH of time, money, and effort. In all the years I rode HDs I could never fathom why someone would want to go to all of that trouble to make a perfectly good motorcycle ugly and hard to ride.

Now a Goldwing bobber on the other hand would be uber cool. I'm thinking of finding a basket case 1000 to do that very thing with.

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Ok, silly Englishman, what is a "bobber"

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