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    Default Suzuki vs1400 "Fat" tire bobber

    Just got a 1994 Suzuki vs1400 intruder. I want make a bobber out of it. Looking online I really like the "fat" front tire look (example picture below) . I can't tell if all these guy's are using their factory frontend or buying wider triple trees. Also I can't tell if they are going to a 16" rear from the original 15".

    Does anyone know the max size of wheels and tires, front and rear, will fit on factory bike?

    Can anyone steer me in the direction I need to go to install a "fat" tire without buying new trees?

    Thanks

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    Apparently some tires work with a rim swap:

    https://www.motorrad-burchard.de/en/...1400-intruder/

    Hit some Suzuki forums for wheel swap info from other bikes, and possibly fork swaps too depending on how fat you want. Used clean stock salvage parts will be cheaper than aftermarket cu$tom pieces.

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    Just Google Suzuki Intruder 1400 Specifications. That is all you have to do.

    Changing from a 15" to 16 inch diameter rim is a lot of work for almost no change.
    Not really worthwhile. That motorcycle was designed as a chopper and had 36 of rake from the factory.
    The bike already looked good and sounded good. The battery was mounted down low just in front of the rear wheel.
    Oil cooler was stock and was air cooled. Disc brakes front and rear. Duel carb V twin!

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    Ended up going with Shinko 270 super classic 5.00 x 16 tires, did not have to change tree. did have to get new rims 16"x3" and re-spoke & true (which was fun learning something new).

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    Quote Originally Posted by levi517 View Post
    Ended up going with Shinko 270 super classic 5.00 x 16 tires, did not have to change tree. did have to get new rims 16"x3" and re-spoke & true (which was fun learning something new).
    WOW, A 5.00 wide tire on 3" wide rim. Tire would stick out 1" on each side of the rim.
    It would look fat alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    WOW, A 5.00 wide tire on 3" wide rim. Tire would stick out 1" on each side of the rim.
    It would look fat alright.
    That's why it would be called a FAT tire bike........... LOL

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