Tire to swing arm clearance

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Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Post by melville » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:26 pm

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Yep, tire time chez melville also. 8,113 miles is a few too many for a Pilot Active.

Skinny (4.00-18) and no spacer.
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Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Post by robert » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:45 pm

That tire should have been shit canned about 4000mi ago.

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Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Post by ME 109 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:55 am

Zombie Master wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:36 pm
ME 109 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:20 pm

Skinny tyres rule, and the skinnier the tyre, the more the sports bikes squirm when they get a view of it.
This..... is a very important consideration! Embarrassing modern sport bikes is a noble pursuit. :P

Other than exchanging the top hat spacer, are there any other adjustments required?
No other requirements, but you should have either side of 1mm clearance between wheel hub and fd face.
You would have maybe three plus mm clearance there with the longer spacer?
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Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:00 pm

ME 109 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:55 am
Zombie Master wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:36 pm
ME 109 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:20 pm

Skinny tyres rule, and the skinnier the tyre, the more the sports bikes squirm when they get a view of it.
This..... is a very important consideration! Embarrassing modern sport bikes is a noble pursuit. :P

Other than exchanging the top hat spacer, are there any other adjustments required?
No other requirements, but you should have either side of 1mm clearance between wheel hub and fd face.
You would have maybe three plus mm clearance there with the longer spacer?
What's the fd?
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Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Post by barryh » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:13 pm

Final drive.

When the longer spacer is fitted the gap between the right hand edge of the wheel/brake hub and final drive increases to approx. 3mm
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Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Post by Zombie Master » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:55 am

barryh wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Final drive.

When the longer spacer is fitted the gap between the right hand edge of the wheel/brake hub and final drive increases to approx. 3mm
Thanx! Mine measures 2.79 mm. Is that acceptable? Tire doesn't rub but is close.
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Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Post by barryh » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:49 am

Zombie Master wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:55 am
barryh wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Final drive.

When the longer spacer is fitted the gap between the right hand edge of the wheel/brake hub and final drive increases to approx. 3mm
Thanx! Mine measures 2.79 mm. Is that acceptable? Tire doesn't rub but is close.
2.79 mm is fine. There's a lip which you can see through the 2.79 mm gap so it's not as if the brake hub is open to the elements.
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Re: Tire to swing arm clearance

Post by Wobbly » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 am

So what size tire are we talking ? I'm running 120/90-18 Bridgestones with no shim. They handle great and I don't feel the need for bigger rear at all.
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