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2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« on: December 20, 2012, 11:17:45 PM »

Wow thats one big tire, Cameron Jurow of Camtech Custom Baggers created this baby http://www.camtechcustom.com
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 11:37:32 PM »

I know big rim bikes are in style now but for me they remind me of this everytime I see a bike with large rims :
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 11:58:55 PM »

Ridiculous
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 12:16:31 AM »

Dont get it...
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 08:03:01 AM »

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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012, 08:19:50 AM »

Admittedly I actually like the big wheel look.  But then again it could be because I always wanted one as a kid and never got it.
For some reason I feel like these two threads should be merged.


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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 08:32:18 AM »

Admittedly I actually like the big wheel look.  But then again it could be because I always wanted one as a kid and never got it.
For some reason I feel like these two threads should be merged.


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 :D ;D :o ;D :2vrolijk_21:  X2 there gup. 

I just have one question on the big wheel......why?  'Bout the goofiest thing I believe I've seen today....but it's early.  It's their money to do with what the builder wants but don git it.... :nixweiss:
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 08:40:31 AM »


Just the culmination of all the other goofy crap people put out there to gain attention.  Absolutely awful in terms of actual function of course, but once it hits the show circuit or the magazines there will be plenty of imitators actually selling this sort of crap.  In a similar vein, I especially love the big rim/rubber band tire thing on huge SUV's.  It reminds me of a sumo wrestler with size six feet in a pair of ballet slippers.

I think I liked it a whole lot more when people just grew their hair long or dyed it purple or got a ridiculous tat to say "look at me, look at me". 

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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 08:42:29 AM »

Just the culmination of all the other goofy crap people put out there to gain attention.  Absolutely awful in terms of actual function of course, but once it hits the show circuit or the magazines there will be plenty of imitators actually selling this sort of crap.  In a similar vein, I especially love the big rim/rubber band tire thing on huge SUV's.  It reminds me of a sumo wrestler with size six feet in a pair of ballet slippers.
I think I liked it a whole lot more when people just grew their hair long or dyed it purple or got a ridiculous tat to say "look at me, look at me". 
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What he said..... :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 08:51:42 AM »

Not for me. Wonder how it would handle on the twisties?
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012, 08:59:46 AM »

Saw a couple of big wheel at street vibes loks to me like the front suspension is worth less,  hey but it look bitchen just sitting there.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012, 09:04:56 AM »

From that pic it looks like it has front air ride as well as rear air ride. That would add 3" of suspension travel to the bike.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2012, 09:36:47 AM »

Yip, it's a Big Wheel... :orange:
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2012, 10:14:27 AM »

I dont mind the look of a bigger front tire but there is a point when it becomes ridiculous
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2012, 10:26:39 AM »

From that pic it looks like it has front air ride as well as rear air ride. That would add 3" of suspension travel to the bike.

I believe you called it correctly.

I rode the Rampage Wheels Black RG with a 30" front wheel at Sturgis this year, let me just say it attracts "a lot" of attention and compliments. It rode pretty good too although it felt just a little heavy or sluggish as one would imagine at parking lot speeds until you get use to it, the bikes motor is built up as well with a kick a$$ tune system.  The bike is currently in the back cover of several Bagger magazines in the Rampage Wheels ad. The Kewl Metal (no frame cut) raked triple tree kit worked as advertised and was very smooth.

I'll admit I wasn't up to taking it up past 100 mph on I-90 first time out without a helmet or proper riding gear but it was stable to that point and the ride was not harsh at all, firm yes...harsh no.

Guess the beauty is in the eye of the beholder on this proposition.

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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012, 10:27:47 AM »

I dont mind the look of a bigger front tire but there is a point when it becomes ridiculous
I agree with you. I think the 26's look a litle better than the 30's on a fairing bike. The RK's look good with the bigger wheel. F&R air ride helps a bunch as you can slam the bike for cruising and raise it back up for getting through the turns.
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012, 10:29:00 AM »

Well, after looking at the wheel again, it reminded me of the thread posted a bit ago on the humor side.  Don't know why..... :nixweiss: :2vrolijk_21:
http://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=80623.0
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 10:32:24 AM »

I believe you called it correctly.

I rode the Rampage Wheels Black RG with a 30" front wheel at Sturgis this year, let me just say it attracts "a lot" of attention and compliments. It rode pretty good too although it felt just a little heavy or sluggish as one would imagine at parking lot speeds until you get use to it, the bikes motor is built up as well with a kick a$$ tune system.  The bike is currently in the back cover of several Bagger magazines in the Rampage Wheels ad. The Kewl Metal (no frame cut) raked triple tree kit worked as advertised and was very smooth.

I'll admit I wasn't up to taking it up past 100 mph on I-90 first time out without a helmet or proper riding gear but it was stable to that point and the ride was not harsh at all, firm yes...harsh no.

Guess the beauty is in the eye of the beholder on this proposition.



Thanks for the first hand input.  :2vrolijk_21: I have been on the fence with the KM (or anyone's) tree kit without cutting the frame. I am not cutting the frame so I'd be content with a 23" and a set of raked trees.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2012, 10:43:57 AM »

Great, now people are really goin to start F'n up perfectly good ( and beautiful ) CVO's to imitate this . Like anything there will always be someone that has to go too far. But I guess it appeals to some. Just think what all of us with un butchered bikes are going to look like when this fad is over. Trendsetters Ha Ha.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2012, 11:28:18 AM »

Thanks for the first hand input.  :2vrolijk_21: I have been on the fence with the KM (or anyone's) tree kit without cutting the frame. I am not cutting the frame so I'd be content with a 23" and a set of raked trees.

 Lots of good reading on this topic over at:  www.choppedbaggers.com

 Good luck with your decison!  :2vrolijk_09:
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2012, 11:55:24 AM »

I have to admit.....i like the big rim and i applause the guy for doing it and NOT hacking it up.....the fender looks factory :bananarock: :2vrolijk_21: :2vrolijk_21:
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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2012, 12:08:09 PM »

While at Sturgis last year I talked to a vendor that told me a lot of those rims are show only and not designed or recommended to be used on the street.  He claimed they can fail at high speeds.   Better hang on tight!
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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2012, 12:12:22 PM »

It's a custom bike with a wild look. The 30's are a little too much for me, but I'm not involved in the "show" bike culture. It's funny how something looks strange at first, then it becomes more popular and the "original" starts to look almost out of date. The 19's on Harleys look the best to me.  I remember seeing a Street Glide a few years back with a 21 and raked trees...it looked odd at the time. Now I like the look.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2012, 12:26:42 PM »

While at Sturgis last year I talked to a vendor that told me a lot of those rims are show only and not designed or recommended to be used on the street.  He claimed they can fail at high speeds.   Better hang on tight!

 Which vendor made that statement and please expound upon the failures one could expect?

 Granted a 30" doesn't have much rubber meeting the road but IMHO up to a 23" would be a reasonable all around choice for a light bagger with a raked tree kit. Not sure I'd do it to an Ultra though for which a 21" works just fine, over 10k on the odometer with a 21" on an Ultra and never an issue or skidish moment up to and including WFO. But I only run PM wheels with Metzler tires so I can't speak for all the other brands.....PM wheels are trued and perfectly balanced before the ever leave the factory.

 I don't believe a reputable company would be selling a product that has severe liability issues into the motorcycle industry where law suits are a dime a dozen but I could be wrong.
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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2012, 12:51:35 PM »

While at Sturgis last year I talked to a vendor that told me a lot of those rims are show only and not designed or recommended to be used on the street.  He claimed they can fail at high speeds.   Better hang on tight!

Dealing with as many vendors as I do on a daily basis I have yet to hear anything remotely like that. Liability comes to mind here so I do not forsee the manufacture selling rims that can/will fail. On the flip side I have had conversations in regards to the handling and the various trail and rake numbers. Trail and rake conversations have been around since the beginning of motorcycles (visit a chopper forum ;) ). For show only rims? I have yet to see that disclaimer anywhere in mass produced wheels.
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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2012, 12:57:09 PM »

It's a custom bike with a wild look. The 30's are a little too much for me, but I'm not involved in the "show" bike culture. It's funny how something looks strange at first, then it becomes more popular and the "original" starts to look almost out of date. The 19's on Harleys look the best to me.  I remember seeing a Street Glide a few years back with a 21 and raked trees...it looked odd at the time. Now I like the look.

I agree. I've run 21"s on my Bagger since 03 ish without a issue of any sort. I do like the 19" on my 13 for an all around wheel. It's something how the 21" wheels on Baggers look stock-like now after several years of seeing them on bikes. The 23" wheels are starting to look small after seeing the 26" and 30" wheels at the events.
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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2012, 03:01:28 PM »

Geeeez Louise that is ugly.......  :'(
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« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2012, 03:44:56 PM »

Just the culmination of all the other goofy crap people put out there to gain attention.  Absolutely awful in terms of actual function of course, but once it hits the show circuit or the magazines there will be plenty of imitators actually selling this sort of crap.  In a similar vein, I especially love the big rim/rubber band tire thing on huge SUV's.  It reminds me of a sumo wrestler with size six feet in a pair of ballet slippers.

I think I liked it a whole lot more when people just grew their hair long or dyed it purple or got a ridiculous tat to say "look at me, look at me". 

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Hey...I resemble that remark.  ;)  But I ain't doing it for attention...it's just I don't see any sense in paying a barber if I'm not going to work again.

That big wheel and tire looks like it's put the fender about an inch from the bottom of the fairing, so he better not do anything but push it on/off the trailer at shows.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2012, 04:40:39 PM »

Fatboy and Puzzled after reading your replies I started thinking about what I wrote earlier.  I based my statement on what a guy standing in a tent in a parking lot told me.  Probably not the most reliable source of information.  I did research the web and found only a few undetermined failures on rims of any size.  Looks like I misspoke, sorry if I have offended anyone
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« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2012, 05:41:21 PM »

No offense here, I was more so curious who would say such a thing. Do wheel failures happen? Of course they do. I just wasn't aware of anyone manufacturing show only wheels.  :orange:
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« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2012, 07:05:41 PM »

Fatboy and Puzzled after reading your replies I started thinking about what I wrote earlier.  I based my statement on what a guy standing in a tent in a parking lot told me.  Probably not the most reliable source of information.  I did research the web and found only a few undetermined failures on rims of any size.  Looks like I misspoke, sorry if I have offended anyone

All's good on this end, this whole big wheel thing is new to all of us and who wants to be the one who finds out the hard way just where the limitations lay.....remember Good FB was able to convince Bad FB that 100 mph was enough of a test for that day.  :nervous: :2vrolijk_21:

After doing some homework the bike photo to start this thread is owned by Cameron Jurow the owner of CamTech. Puzzled called it right is has a front and rear air suspension system and was built to be his daily rider.
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« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2012, 07:09:47 PM »

Reminds me of that stripper with the massive boobs like a train wreck or NASCAR wreck.
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« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2012, 04:20:12 AM »

My opinion:

That just looks stupid, and I am fairly young and like new things but really...
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« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2012, 10:18:02 AM »

That's just plain fugly!
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« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2012, 09:43:23 PM »

A 21 is big enough to know it is a custom wheel. Looks good on a bagger and
still handles well without having to change trees or cut the neck.

I am very happy with my 21 inch wheel.
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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2012, 11:43:21 PM »

UGLY!
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2012, 10:00:11 AM »

I love the 21 up front on my Fatboy.  I really love the looks of the 23 and have been thinking about it for the Road King.  Lots of work to make it handle right with a 23.

I can only imagine the work needed to run a 26 or 30.  I think past 26 or so it just does not look right.

A 23 on a Road Glide looks great.
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« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2012, 05:18:59 PM »

Its all in what you like. I traded my 2008 SERK for a 2011 Street Glide and sent it down to Camtech for them to do what they do best, build jaw dropping eye catching custom baggers. Cameron is a personal friend of mine and is at the top of the custom bagger scene right now. Camtech also makes a bunch of their own parts in house as well. He has been doing this stuff forever, from 10.5" tire racing, custom chopper now baggers. He loves CVO's and just puts his touch on it to make it curreent to his industry. His 2009 SERG was very nice too!

I have a 26" and my bike is currently being done over again down at camtech with a 30" and a bunch of his new parts. You would be suprised how they ride. I'm not going to lie, they dont ride as good as right off the showroom floor but they right very well. Its not as bad as people think and people shouldnt trash the ride unless they actually rode a bike set up like that. The one thing that is above and beyond over a stock bike is the riding position. Its much more comfortable then stock. Everyone who sits on my bike cant believe how comfortable and well balanced it is. Any way heres a few pics of some SERG's that have the big wheel treatment.

Cameron's 2009



One of Cameron's customer 2011 SERG



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« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2012, 05:25:38 PM »

Its all in what you like.....
That's the most important thing... It's not for everyone but if that's what you want and like go for it. :2vrolijk_21:

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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2012, 06:42:25 PM »

Its all in what you like. I traded my 2008 SERK for a 2011 Street Glide and sent it down to Camtech for them to do what they do best, build jaw dropping eye catching custom baggers. Cameron is a personal friend of mine and is at the top of the custom bagger scene right now. Camtech also makes a bunch of their own parts in house as well. He has been doing this stuff forever, from 10.5" tire racing, custom chopper now baggers. He loves CVO's and just puts his touch on it to make it curreent to his industry. His 2009 SERG was very nice too!

I have a 26" and my bike is currently being done over again down at camtech with a 30" and a bunch of his new parts. You would be suprised how they ride. I'm not going to lie, they dont ride as good as right off the showroom floor but they right very well. Its not as bad as people think and people shouldnt trash the ride unless they actually rode a bike set up like that. The one thing that is above and beyond over a stock bike is the riding position. Its much more comfortable then stock. Everyone who sits on my bike cant believe how comfortable and well balanced it is. Any way heres a few pics of some SERG's that have the big wheel treatment.

Cameron's 2009



One of Cameron's customer 2011 SERG



Alan Gregory 2009 SERG



A Paul Yaffe built 2011 SERG



A Sinister Industries 2011 SERG



So without changing anything am I right in assuming a 21" Front tire is possible?
What parts must be modified when adding a front tire larger than 21"?
If you hit bumps or pot holes in road, will the Fairing hit the fender?
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2012, 08:38:14 AM »

So without changing anything am I right in assuming a 21" Front tire is possible?
What parts must be modified when adding a front tire larger than 21"?
If you hit bumps or pot holes in road, will the Fairing hit the fender?

A 21 can be done with no changes.  However it handles better and is much closer to stock trail and rake if you do a 1 inch lowering of the front.  When I did the 21 on my fatboy I went ahead and did progressive mono tubes 1 inch lowered up front.

A 23 requires at a minimum new triple trees with more rake.  So say the neck has to be cut an weld back on.  Pickard says their trees do not require a neck cut.
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« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2012, 09:45:10 AM »

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« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2012, 02:00:33 PM »

Phixtit,

If your just putting a 21" wheel on then 9 out of 10 times you just bolt it on and go. Sometimes you may have to "oval " out the mounting holes on the fender and tip it either back or forward for clearance. Here is my 2008 SERK that I had to "oval" out the holes.



If you want to put a 23" you can do it a few ways. 1. Cut the neck with an HHI kit and and raked triple trees. 2. As mentioned Pickard has a set of trees out now that are proven. 3 Trike trees. Most people buy a fender for a 23" but some have used the stock one, IMHO stock one sits too high and looks awkward.

If you want a 26" wheel you have to cut and rake it as well and a new fender is needed. There is a bolt on set of trees that does not require cutting the neck but IMHO it just does not look right. The bike sits way to high and its all rake in the trees nothing in the neck. When cutting the neck and bolting on the HHI kit it moves the neck 1.5" forward and 1" up and you get 44 degree rake. Basically its not just all raked with the trees. It looks proportioned.

If you want a 30" cut the neck and triple trees are the only options at this point.


Example of cutting the neck and HHI kit and trees on my bike.







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« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2012, 05:37:36 PM »

I'd ride everyone of them without hesitation.  :orange:
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« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2012, 08:47:54 AM »

EYECATCHER they definitely are  :2vrolijk_21:
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« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2013, 05:18:12 PM »

Those "show" bikes look really cool and are eye catchers for sure but as low as they are everything would
hit the ground the first curve I went into in the mountains. Great looking bikes, just not practical for me.

I actually raised mine up to stock height to gain more clearance in the curves.
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« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2013, 06:49:17 PM »

  I Iove the look would like to see how well it handle and when all you old men was putting 60 on the back of Yall car and jacking them up in the back well that was in then
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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2013, 11:27:25 PM »

Ditto x2

X3 if you want to ride it. It is a touring model, therefore it is meant to tour. if you want a bar hopper, this might be the bike. Try putting 600+ miles a day on that bike!
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« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2013, 06:21:58 PM »

X3 if you want to ride it. It is a touring model, therefore it is meant to tour. if you want a bar hopper, this might be the bike. Try putting 600+ miles a day on that bike!

Call Cameron and ask to borrow it for a day and put 600 miles on it. See this is what I tried to explain earlier in the thread, unless you have rode a bike with a big tire in front how can you pass fair judgement? Its really the best of both worlds. You want to bar hop with a bad ass custom bike you got it. You want to take a road trip, no problem got that covered too. Only real problem that I see with these bikes ( yes I have one ) would be if you had a tire failure. Finding one of these tires will prob be a bit harder than finder a stocker.

600+ miles in a day is no problem, myself and many others have been there done that :soapbox:
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« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2013, 06:51:38 PM »

^^^^^ I agree the mileage is no problem. Air the suspension back up and off you go. I still remember when putting a 21" on the front was talked about in the same way as the 23"-30" tires. IMO the 21" out handles the 16"-19" wheels. The taller tire/wheel has a quicker turn in rate and these bikes can get through the turns just fine.
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« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2013, 02:02:06 PM »

Wow thats one big tire, Cameron Jurow of Camtech Custom Baggers created this baby http://www.camtechcustom.com

I see you painted your riding lawn mower to match the bike.  Or does the razer tour pack have wheels?  WTF  lol
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« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2013, 05:46:31 PM »

Wow thats one big tire, Cameron Jurow of Camtech Custom Baggers created this baby http://www.camtechcustom.com

Sorry, but that's just stupid looking...
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« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2013, 07:29:10 PM »

Awful....just sayin.
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« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2013, 08:11:12 PM »

Call Cameron and ask to borrow it for a day and put 600 miles on it. See this is what I tried to explain earlier in the thread, unless you have rode a bike with a big tire in front how can you pass fair judgement? Its really the best of both worlds. You want to bar hop with a bad ass custom bike you got it. You want to take a road trip, no problem got that covered too. Only real problem that I see with these bikes ( yes I have one ) would be if you had a tire failure. Finding one of these tires will prob be a bit harder than finder a stocker.

600+ miles in a day is no problem, myself and many others have been there done that :soapbox:

Touring or 600 miles days is not where I see the problem.  How about tight twisty curvy mountain roads where a stock Road glide will scrape?  I do not see a bike like that being able to keep up with a stock CVO Road glide in the tight curves.  What are your thoughts?  Wouldn't you be dragging bags?  How is that big wheel going to handle curves like the Dragon, Hellbender, or moonshiner 28?

I like the big wheel look, have a 21 on my Fatboy.  Debating a 23 for my King but worried about loosing handling on the above type roads.
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« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2013, 11:21:34 PM »

21 = cool.  23 = really cool. 26 = bad ass.  30 = ghetto
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« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2013, 01:41:24 AM »

Following this thread... and while the look isnt for me as the bikes are all in "stance" mode for the sake of picture taking...

How does it look raised up for actual riding and throwing it through the twisties?

I like the thought of the matching agitator 21" for the front of my Maple '12, as well as some of the cool "tricks" I saw on the one pictured here.

Beyond that... with the thought of cutting the frame for trees/neck, I wouldnt go there.

maybe just my paranoia, but I wont go there... it'll make the bike one of a kind, but if the maket wanes for custom baggers, you'll never put it back to stock.

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« Reply #56 on: March 12, 2013, 09:29:30 AM »

I see a lot of reference to twisties and cures.... LMAO... that is what my Buell 1125R is for. In MY case I'm not trying to do everything with one bike. Stock baggers IMO suck in the corners, not nearly enough lean angle. Sure building these bikes with big wheels and stretched bags will limit some of their abilities I would never deny that. Although there is no reason they can't be ridden through the corners or for several hundred miles a day albeit not in the same manner as a stock bike. All this can be said for dumping wheel barrel loads of money into building a bagger motor another LMAO situation. The vast majority of 600CC bikes with a competent rider will walk a big old bagger with triple the CC's and weight. I do understand not everything is for everyone and I'm ok with that. Knocking another persons choice is a little off IMO.

The picture is for reference,  ;) since I'm the same rider... I'm unable to get my STOCK Bagger out to the edge of the tire like I can on my 1125R. So I say Baggers can't keep up with me in the twisties....  ;D Might as well load them up, chop them up and use them for touring bikes.... oh wait that is what they are intended for... touring not carving corners... My bad...  :huepfenlol2:
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« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2013, 06:38:56 PM »

I see a lot of reference to twisties and cures.... LMAO... that is what my Buell 1125R is for. In MY case I'm not trying to do everything with one bike. Stock baggers IMO suck in the corners, not nearly enough lean angle. Sure building these bikes with big wheels and stretched bags will limit some of their abilities I would never deny that. Although there is no reason they can't be ridden through the corners or for several hundred miles a day albeit not in the same manner as a stock bike. All this can be said for dumping wheel barrel loads of money into building a bagger motor another LMAO situation. The vast majority of 600CC bikes with a competent rider will walk a big old bagger with triple the CC's and weight. I do understand not everything is for everyone and I'm ok with that. Knocking another persons choice is a little off IMO.

The picture is for reference,  ;) since I'm the same rider... I'm unable to get my STOCK Bagger out to the edge of the tire like I can on my 1125R. So I say Baggers can't keep up with me in the twisties....  ;D Might as well load them up, chop them up and use them for touring bikes.... oh wait that is what they are intended for... touring not carving corners... My bad...  :huepfenlol2:

Good post, but taking the functionality out of a motorycle makes it a showpiece... now if you commute down the freeway and through very mild turns it may be fine... but watch that video where the guy flips that tricked out Street Glide because he was simply dragging parts all over the road to the point the tires lose traction with the ground.

A "competent" rider on a 600... I dont know about where you live, but here the streetbike/sportbike crowd has far more posers than "competent" riders. Any douchebag can ride a motorcycle in a straight line... the turn (or series of turns) is what separates the men from the boys.

I roadraced bikes here in the late 80's-early-90's, and all my friends at the time thought I was nuts as my Daily Rider was a 79 Shovel. We even played with it on a track day just for kicks. A big parting from the GSXR750 I was riding as a track/street bike, but fun just the same.

While the rear tire on my FLTRXSE isnt scrubbed all the way yo the edge of the tire, its pretty close as its between the B&S and the edge... makes for a fun ride behind some young'in on a 600/750/1000 in a long sweeper.

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« Reply #58 on: March 13, 2013, 08:49:21 PM »

I know big rim bikes are in style now but for me they remind me of this everytime I see a bike with large rims :

+1 on that,but each to their own......
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2013, 08:28:13 PM »

Touring or 600 miles days is not where I see the problem.  How about tight twisty curvy mountain roads where a stock Road glide will scrape?  I do not see a bike like that being able to keep up with a stock CVO Road glide in the tight curves.  What are your thoughts?  Wouldn't you be dragging bags?  How is that big wheel going to handle curves like the Dragon, Hellbender, or moonshiner 28?

I like the big wheel look, have a 21 on my Fatboy.  Debating a 23 for my King but worried about loosing handling on the above type roads.

If you want to ride real hard you can easily scrape the boards off a stock bagger. not gonna sugar coat it, this bike while having stock hd bags will not scrape. The floor board hit first. Real 4" and 6" stretched bags will scrape if ridden real hard.

You can still put it in a corner pretty hard. For those who think a bagger is a corner carver and speed demon I think they should probably ride a bike designed for that so they can see what they are really missing if they are into riding hard. These big wheel baggers are very comfortable, I promise.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2013, 08:37:23 PM »

21 = cool.  23 = really cool. 26 = bad ass.  30 = ghetto

Funny, most everyone I know with a 26" wants to upgrade to a 30" now. I guess once again its all in what you like. We just did my bike over, here it is with the new 30" ghetto wheel.  ::)





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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #61 on: March 15, 2013, 08:40:33 PM »

Although it's not for me Vrog, that bike looks great. A lot of time involved in that i'm sure.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #62 on: March 15, 2013, 08:58:15 PM »

Although it's not for me Vrog, that bike looks great. A lot of time involved in that i'm sure.

awesome look for sure... just not for me.


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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2013, 03:36:58 AM »

Do I detect a nastalgic trend here?   :nixweiss:
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2013, 08:19:55 AM »

Do I detect a nastalgic trend here?   :nixweiss:
It's happened before ;D...


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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2013, 01:40:39 PM »

Fads come and go. I remember going to Daytona about 8-10 years ago and all you saw was choppers on display at the speedway, baggers were for geezers like me. I just came back from this years trip and hardly saw a chopper but baggers (specially RG's) with 30" front wheel setups were dime a dozen.
One evening, my friends and I were leaving a local watering hole and stopped to admire this blinged up bagger with a 30" front wheel and a unbelievable, 18 speaker stereo setup (maybe only twelve speakers, I might have lost count) and a custom paintjob to blow your mind. A few minutes later, this dude comes out wearing flip flops and shorts and hops on and drives off setting off car alarms with his audio. I guess all you need is about $60k and you could do the same thing:)
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2013, 06:24:56 PM »

Thanks for the compliments guys. It does take alot of thought to do something different and have it come out nice and clean.

I love big wheels lol ! I used to have one with the brake on the right rear wheel. been doing donuts since i was 2 ha ha

I agree this is a fad. However this fad is going to be around for a while. These bikes actually get ridden and have space to store jackets, music etc etc.

While it may not be for everyone, dont hate on it too much because if it were not for us enthusiasts putting big wheels, stretched bags, stereo systems etc etc on our bikes your CVO's would not be what they are today.
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2013, 08:32:21 PM »

Its all good, my man. 2 wheels are better than 4 wheels any day, no matter the rim size ;D
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #68 on: March 21, 2013, 01:54:04 AM »

Not something I would be caught riding, Ever...
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #69 on: March 21, 2013, 03:26:29 AM »

Not. My thing but I truly appreciate the fact that someone had the vision and skill to build something like that
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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2013, 04:17:50 PM »

Not something I would be caught riding, Ever...

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Re: 2013 CVO Road Glide with 30" front tire
« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2013, 10:29:51 PM »

here's my new ride with a big front rim  :2vrolijk_21:
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