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Thread: Fat front tire.

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    Member El Chapo's Avatar
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    Fat front tire.

    So I am thinking about doing a fat front tire upgrade, I just think it looks badazz. My question is what would I have to change and how do those of you that have them like the way they handle ? If you have pics, please share them. I apologize if there is a thread already on this, I just can't find it.
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    Administrator hulkss's Avatar
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    It will handle better and be more comfortable. Just put on take-off parts from an Electraglide. See eBay.

    If you have anti-lock brakes you need parts from a bike that has them.

    Your dealer can help.
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    I believe you are referring to putting a rear tire on the front and not a 17" electraglide stock front, correct? I believe Yaffe came out with first and now sells a kit.
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    Founding Member TomA's Avatar
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    There are several companies selling kits to put the fat tires on now. I hear they ride and handle better but have not ridden one myself.

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    Member yegg's Avatar
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    Any updates to this El Chapo? I'm thinking of this too. My next service due is the 50k and the service manual calls for a fork rebuild. I have always wanted chromed lowers and am thinking this may be the time (excuse) for me to go with the fatty front.

    The two kits I am debating are the Bad Dad and the Native Baggers. I Like those because they are both bolt on. It also seems to me that if I go this route all that I will really need is a new set of springs (looking to upgrade and now seems to be the time) and fork oil.
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