Looks like a grippy dragster tire. Your thread is motivating me to purchase and gather all the stuff needed for my two trailer rim mods.
Believe it!Today the Duro V2 tire arrived as well as a rear wheel bearing and seal set. I also stopped in at Home Depot for some paint to complete my camo look by painting the swingarm and rear wheel. First, the tire. If not for this thread, I would never have imagined this tire would fit a 4" rim and would fit within the confines of the TW200's swing arm. I still don't believe it, but am pressing forward.
Here's a couple photos;
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That spacer flange keeps the tube centered so that the axle can slide in. Notice it's much smaller diameter than the inside of the hub. If it's just put in there without that spacer, it would fall to the bottom and you would play hell trying to get it lined up so the axle could slide all the way across to the other bearing and out.What does the spacer flange do?Mine either didn’t have one or it went missing by previous owner.
Ha! Great photos. I showed my wife because she says I'm nuts doing this with THAT tire. Ha!Believe it!
Thanks Fred.That tire does look improbable until you see Brian's sane install. If his is the 9 inch wide vs. the 8 inch then you should be good. Not much clearance between swingarm and Duro so beware of picking up small furry animals and getting them jammed in there.
Gerry, you thread here has the potential of being the definitive source for info on details of the non-CNC hub to trailer wheel mating. Keep up the good work.
As a cheapster and optimist I figured I was dollars ahead to simply pay a tire shop to hydraulically spoon on & off tires for install or flat repair on the stock hub as needed whether they be a stock rear TrailWing or replacement ATV tires. My local shop only charges $15 to R&R but I have to stand guard reminding them not to try to fully seat the bead with mega air pressure ( they logically must know better than an un-informed owner such as I thus the stories of exploded ATV tires).
I think the black rim makes the tire look even bigger then it is. I bought an 8x25. Installation not complete yet.