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back in the day i knew a bunch of people that would turn there front rims around to make there bikes wider. now, i don't know anyone that does it, all i hear about now i people spending lots of $ on A arms. but anyway i flipped my rims around yesterday and i like it alot, sure it's not the best way to widen the front but it only cost $5 so i will make it work for now. i would recommend doing it, it made my bike feel alot more stable and it looks bad ass, it made the front about 2" wider per side.
 

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Originally posted by freeride@May 30 2004, 11:03 AM
back in the day i knew a bunch of people that would turn there front rims around to make there bikes wider. now, i don't know anyone that does it, all i hear about now i people spending lots of $ on A arms. but anyway i flipped my rims around yesterday and i like it alot, sure it's not the best way to widen the front but it only cost $5 so i will make it work for now. i would recommend doing it, it made my bike feel alot more stable and it looks bad ass, it made the front about 2" wider per side.
What did you do, reverse the valve stem on one side, drill a hole on the other side for a valve stem. If you dont your valve stem will hit your brake caliber and you will get a flat tire....I assume thats what you spent the 5 dollars on......valvestems.
 

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yes, thats what i did. i rode it some more today at a buddies track and i still liked it. the only thing i don't like is the tires now have a bunch of leverage on the ball joints, so if you drop into a rut you have to steer harder than before.
 

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Originally posted by freeride@May 31 2004, 12:22 AM
yes, thats what i did. i rode it some more today at a buddies track and i still liked it. the only thing i don't like is the tires now have a bunch of leverage on the ball joints, so if you drop into a rut you have to steer harder than before.
Its harder on your ball joints too...they will go bad faster....The other problem is, if you ever do any woods riding, you take chance of hiting your brake rotor on a rock or something and doing some damage....With the wheel the other way...all that stuff is covered up....the way you have it, there is no protection.
 

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TRXRider, comments like that will not be tolerated. Consider this your first strike.
 

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Originally posted by trx450Rrider@Jun 2 2004, 06:26 PM
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TRXRider, comments like that will not be tolerated. Consider this your first strike.
I wonder what he said! :huh:
 

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Originally posted by TRX450rlude+Jun 3 2004, 10:20 AM-->
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TRXRider, comments like that will not be tolerated. Consider this your first strike.
I wonder what he said! :huh: [/b]
mee to. PM me and lude if u know!
 

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Originally posted by PICKLES+Jun 3 2004, 12:14 PM-->
Originally posted by [email protected] 3 2004, 10:20 AM
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TRXRider, comments like that will not be tolerated. Consider this your first strike.

I wonder what he said! :huh:
mee to. PM me and lude if u know! [/b]
It was simply bad language which WILL NOT be tolerated in these forums. We want to be the new standard for cleanliness and information. With people swearing at or flaming other members, how can this be achieved? Thank you everyone that has followed the rules so far and made this site as great as it is now B)
 

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You can definitely get your point across with out swearing. Bad language just lowers your state of ethics. This is a great site for a great bike. Lets keep it that way. But, everyone can make mistakes. Think and prof read before you post! :D
 

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sorry guys i actually dont even remember what i said
 

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Maybe you have typing terrets. You can see a doctor about that you know
j/k
 

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Originally posted by Outlwd@Jul 12 2004, 09:37 PM
Maybe you have typing terrets. You can see a doctor about that you know
j/k
:lol: typing terrets.... :lol: :lol:

&hit, f*&k, pu&&y.....oops I couldnt help myself.
 

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i knew i like them flipped, but i just got to ride my buddies 450r today and he had normal rims on it and i hated it. a arms are the way to go but if you don't have the cash flip your rims.
 

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so what do you do to get the valve stem on the other side? just drill another whole & do you cover up the other hole with anything?
 

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Originally posted by Jumbo747@Jul 16 2004, 08:29 AM
so what do you do to get the valve stem on the other side? just drill another whole & do you cover up the other hole with anything?
what you do is drill a hole in the other side of the rim and install the valve stem there....take the valve stem out of the other side and flip it over so it goes in the wheel instead of out....this will plug the old hole....
 

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Originally posted by TRX450rlude+Jul 16 2004, 06:28 PM-->
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so what do you do to get the valve stem on the other side? just drill another whole & do you cover up the other hole with anything?
what you do is drill a hole in the other side of the rim and install the valve stem there....take the valve stem out of the other side and flip it over so it goes in the wheel instead of out....this will plug the old hole.... [/b]
i flipped my wheels around and didnt drill any holes i just put washers on the studs and everything is great
 

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I am looking for wheel spacers for $100...thats all the money I have on these novelties...I need 2" in the rear & 3" in the front...anyone know where any are?
 
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