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82 (DOHC) rear wheel/tire max size

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sipma02, Aug 12, 2019.

  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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