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  • Offline Chalmers   nz

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    What other rear rim fits a Trophy
    on: Jul 30, 2022, 02.47 am
    Jul 30, 2022, 02.47 am
    I'm sure some of the purists amongst the group may not like the question. Is there any other wider rim amongst the triumph range that I  could fit to my Trophy? I love a big wide wheel on the back of the bike. I know it may affect the handling of the bike but I'm more or less a boring straight line rider.  Has anyone done a modification like this?

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    Re: What other rear rim fits a Trophy
    Reply #1 on: Jul 30, 2022, 09.21 am
    Jul 30, 2022, 09.21 am
     :400: to the forum.

    I see no reason to fit a wider wheel to the Trophy. 190 is more than enough, with the 190 wheels on a Trophy it can stand alone at 5 km/h when you are stopped and there are vehicle retentions. It's just practice and looking to keep your balance.

    I assume that you currently have a 190 tire, is that correct?
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    Re: What other rear rim fits a Trophy
    Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2022, 07.35 am
    Jul 31, 2022, 07.35 am
     Chalmers. My thinking re your larger rim size, is it will be dependant on what size tyre you can fit without hitting/rubbing on the swinging arm. Of course you could always fit a car tyre like myself and another member have done. Solves two of your problems straight away. Wider, and many more miles/kilometres available. Of course there are a couple of downsides to going to the "darkside" [car tyre fitment]. You will probably run with lower pressure [ I run 31 PSI] this gives optimum handling. This though will bring the red warning light up on the dash for "low rear tyre pressure". I simply put a piece of black tape over the light.
      I can hear all the "advice", re fitting a car tyre and removing the warning device capabilities. But with 20 thousand kilometres so far on the car tyre and with the possibility of another 40 thou. I'm not complaining.
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    Re: What other rear rim fits a Trophy
    Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2022, 01.44 pm
    Aug 03, 2022, 01.44 pm
    I’ve just had to remove a rear car tyre from mine, where the 195/45 R17 completely screwed up the handling on my Trophy outfit/rig, by dropping the rear end by 1” and it also gave it a punishing ride, with plenty of bump induced steering deflection.
    I couldn’t find a tyre that would fit in the space available that would give the correct profile.
    Have you found a tyre size that fits and works well? If you have, please would you let me know what it is?





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    Re: What other rear rim fits a Trophy
    Reply #4 on: Aug 04, 2022, 04.31 pm
    Aug 04, 2022, 04.31 pm
    I'm on my 3rd Riken Raptor ZR 205/50ZR17 on the Trophy.  39k miles on the first and 42k miles on the second.  Handles fine and clears all the hard parts.
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    Re: What other rear rim fits a Trophy
    Reply #5 on: Aug 04, 2022, 04.38 pm
    Aug 04, 2022, 04.38 pm
    That’s the size that I was interested to try, but convinced myself that it wouldn’t fit.
    Does the tyre still clear the exhaust hanger and are you able to retain the centre stand? (Not that last bit is relevant on a combination - just achedemic curiousity!).
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    Re: What other rear rim fits a Trophy
    Reply #6 on: Aug 04, 2022, 04.40 pm
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    Never try a 195/45 R17. It’s horrible!
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    Re: What other rear rim fits a Trophy
    Reply #7 on: Aug 04, 2022, 04.54 pm
    Aug 04, 2022, 04.54 pm
    Would you mind taking a photograph of it please? I’m keen to see how it compares.

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