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82 (DOHC) rear wheel/tire max size

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sipma02, Aug 12, 2019 at 7:51 AM.

  1. sipma02

    sipma02 XS400 Enthusiast

    Hello! Just wondering if anyone knows what the max size that'll fit in the rear of a 1982 DOHC Maxim. I like the 19 inch front, and would like a similar size in the rear. I know the SOHC bikes had 18 rears, could I swap one of those? Would it fit?

    And the obvious follow-up question is: If it wont fit, does anyone know of a easy-ish swap for a rear swingarm that would accomadate a larger rear wheel? I can weld and could fight anything to work, but just wondering if anyone has a place to start...
  2. sipma02

    sipma02 XS400 Enthusiast

    Just a follow up! Ended up measuring an 1980 XS400 (which I think is the SOHC model?) and it would mayyyyyybbe fit, but it was very tight. Might fit with a smaller rear tire, but I'm not 100% sure.

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