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Author Topic: Indian 19 inch wheel install  (Read 174 times)

Offline Chahn

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Indian 19 inch wheel install
« on: December 02, 2017, 02:45:26 PM »
Has anyone installed the new 19" wheel on a Chieftain without replacing the supplied new triple clamps?


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Offline chiefwannabe1

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Re: Indian 19 inch wheel install
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 06:54:10 PM »
Huh..? A low profile tire on a 19" rim is the same diameter as a 16" tire....No need to change anything....but must make sure tire you order is same diameter as original...........
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Offline chiefwannabe1

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Re: Indian 19 inch wheel install
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 06:55:53 PM »

  Dunlop has a tire chart that shows tire diameter
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Offline Longbow

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Re: Indian 19 inch wheel install
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 01:47:25 PM »
I did on my Chieftan.  First noticed what seemed like "quicker" handling, I could dip into a turn easier.  Now after a thousand miles or so it seems just normal.  Don't knew what the deal was with the new triple clamps, would love to measure them against  the stock ones to see that the difference is.  As mentioned before, the diameter of the lower profile tire with the 19" is virtually the same as the stock 16".