wheel size

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Matt15
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wheel size

Post by Matt15 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:49 pm

Hi

I am wanting to put some rather larger than stock wheels amd tyres on my kawasaki but I am not able to find much information regarding adr rules. I did see some information regarding tyres that are designed for road use and should have the same speed rating but nothing related to diameter or width.

If you have any advice give me a yell.

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Re: wheel size

Post by Aussiehard » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:52 am

I havn't seen anything. But I imagine the wide tyre bikes wouldn't be on the road if they had thought of including wheel sizes.

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Re: wheel size

Post by Brassy » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:08 pm

As long as your speedo is calibrated correctly you should not have any dramas with tyre height.
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Re: wheel size

Post by chopaweeza » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:49 am

New rules out are :

Tyres must have an Australian Compliance marking and be rated for road usage .

The size width difference from front to rear can not exceed 150 - So if you are running a 100 wide front the maximum rear size is 250 .
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Re: wheel size

Post by Aussiehard » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:20 pm

Is there a link to the new compliance or ADRs ??

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Re: wheel size

Post by KBG » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:52 pm

So does that mean that some new Harleys are no longer legal?
some meaningless dribble

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Re: wheel size

Post by ol_750 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:23 pm

KBG wrote:So does that mean that some new Harleys are no longer legal?
:twisted: thats probable how our laws will work :evil:

Just look at what they are doing with the helmet laws.... :evil:
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Re: wheel size

Post by Aussiehard » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:57 pm

Gotta start getting some of the larger bodies like Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC), Motorcycle Riders Association (MRAA), RACV, NRMA, on side along with the smaller groups (Choppers Aust etc.) and start pushing back.

The people making the decisions and laws are not the people on the bikes nor are they likely to know anything about them as to what is and isn't safe.

It is a good point on the helmets can't legally wear a VIC Helmet in NSW or vice versa. Need some commons sense and national confomity….. oh hang on its the government were talking about silly me!

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Re: wheel size

Post by Prof » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:26 pm

I may have told you this before but mate tells me that when he was on MRA committee in early days in SA, they did a demo with chopper, trail bike, road bike to police and misniter of transport who had two of his engineers with him.

When the chopper did every thing they could throw at it, the engineers proclaimed that they needed to reassess their proposed rules eg 550, handlebar height etc. Minister for transport interjected very strongly and said he didn't care what the engineers thought, he was putting trough the recommendations as planned! So if this story is accurate, we have some indication of how legally binding raod safety decisions are made.
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Re: wheel size

Post by Bacca » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:45 pm

I don't like em so will stop you having em :(

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Re: wheel size

Post by Flarris » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:48 am

[It is a good point on the helmets can't legally wear a VIC Helmet in NSW or vice versa.] What does this mean ? If a helmet meets Australian standards why can't it be worn in other states.

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Re: wheel size

Post by Bacca » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:12 am

More important does my Vic helmet get me in trouble in SA, that is the border I cross most?
I do go into NSW at times as well, am I meant to carry a NSW helmet & change helmets at the border :roll: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: wheel size

Post by ol_750 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:49 pm

Flarris wrote:[It is a good point on the helmets can't legally wear a VIC Helmet in NSW or vice versa.] What does this mean ? If a helmet meets Australian standards why can't it be worn in other states.
Follow this link & read arecent article from Road Rider Mag
http://www.choppersaustralia.com/forum/ ... f=2&t=6348
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