modding a magnum swingarm to fit 3' Gazelles

whats the best way to go about this, i have a mig, but welding makes the metal super weak.

i can prolly get it to fit adjusted all the way back and let the tire wear itself in. that gonna be a huge waste of time?

~SABAT!

Re: modding a magnum swingarm to fit 3' Gazelles

Why? they will just slow you down...

Go 2.5, or if you really have to have wide, go 2.75.

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do you have the tires already and they dont fit or are you asking if they will fit?, im pretty sure ive got 3 inch tires in my mag swingarm but its on a maxi so i had to cut the fender and get longer shocks to make them fit. i can measure them later if you want

spencer

Re: modding a magnum swingarm to fit 3' Gazelles

get a murray swingarm.

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Why do people put these giant tires on their bikes?

To pretend it's a motorcycle?

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i just measured they are rated 2.5 but are really 2.8 wide measured with a digi caliper. i put them on to ride some dirt trails by my house which was alot of fun but they are slow on the streets

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yes, i have the tires already.

ive got 2.25's, 2.5's and one 3 that ill never do anything with probably.

i havent mounted it on a rim gazelles are such a bitch to mount, im gonna try heating them up in my oven to soften them up

and yes i im going to pretend its a motorcycle, with pedals.

haha.

i know its gonna make me a little slower but it should still be 50+ bike.

~SABAT!

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Re: modding a magnum swingarm to fit 3' Gazelles

its going to be a tight fit but looking at my wheel i think you can squeeze them in without cutting your swingarm, especailly if you pull it all the way back.

Re: modding a magnum swingarm to fit 3' Gazelles

hammer it

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my murray swingarm still won't house a 3in. gazelle properly.

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Why do you have 2 speedos?

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im trying to make a mechanical tach. or its just gonna do nothing.

looks cool?

i think im just gonna try and squeeze it, maybe we all will learn from this.

~SABAT!

~SABAT!

Re: modding a magnum swingarm to fit 3' Gazelles

Sabat let me get some gazelles.

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Yo, Sabat - the tricky thing that you're gonna run into isn't the issue with the tire hitting the swing arm (which it will, but that's manageable)...it's the CHAIN hitting the fat-ass tire. The chain clears a 2.50 barely, but will definitely rub a 3.00. Unless you can move the drive sprocket out further (almost impossible) then you're kinda fucked on this one.

Still.....3.00" tires on a Magnum would look fucking TITS!

Fuck it. Try it anyways and let us know!

Re: modding a magnum swingarm to fit 3' Gazelles

i love the look of the dual pod speedo/tach. remind me of the vintage triumph and BSA cafe racers.

Re: modding a magnum swingarm to fit 3' Gazelles

mike, 20 bucks a pop, they're here in milford.

~SABAT!

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