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#61 Jlaws OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 03:19 PM

No problem at all Brian , and yeah my rear hubs are all the way out on the axle .

 

I'd say there a couple of inches of adjust per side on the rear axle hubs .

 

My front axles have locking collars that you can move to either side of the hub , plus the rims are reversible so there a little adjustment to the front also.....maybe an inch or so per side .   


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 04:14 PM

Those look great on that thing. What size tires do you plan to run up front?



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Posted August 31, 2013 - 04:26 PM

Those look great on that thing. What size tires do you plan to run up front?

 

I was wondering about that too, I switched to 18" tall fronts when I switched to the taller rears.



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Posted August 31, 2013 - 07:03 PM

I have just a regular set of Carlisle 16X6.50x8 turfs on the front now .

I do have a new set of Deestone tri-ribs that are just a little taller and quite a bit thinner , that I was thinking of putting on .

I'm just not sure how they'd look on 4 " wide rims .


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:28 PM

Very impressive Jlaws. Thank you for clearing up any doubt about the fit. Some of us would not have taken the chance to try those tires. (me)

 

The newer model 990's rear wheels have more offset and the hubs are farther out so there is a more dramatic stance difference when reversing the wheels. 

 

"VTX , Looking at the thin guage of metal these wimpy fenders have , I think its the other way around . The heavy guage foot treads help support the fenders .....LOL"

 

Now that you point out the obvious, you are right about the foot rest supporting the fender. Duh.


Edited by VTXrider, August 31, 2013 - 08:35 PM.


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 11:47 PM

No problem at all Brian , and yeah my rear hubs are all the way out on the axle .

 

I'd say there a couple of inches of adjust per side on the rear axle hubs .

 

My front axles have locking collars that you can move to either side of the hub , plus the rims are reversible so there a little adjustment to the front also.....maybe an inch or so per side .   

 

 

Thanks J,  My 990 has the same setup.



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Posted September 01, 2013 - 01:12 PM

I have a quick question that has nothing to do with tires , but I'm stumped .
I was installing the rockshaft into the frame when I noticed that there no bushings in the frame , Is there supposed to be ?
The holes are keyed .
I looked at the parts manual and it doesn't show any frame bushings , and I searched this sight for pictures without finding an answer .

Seems that there should be to prevent frame and rockshaft wear .

TIA , Jess
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Posted September 01, 2013 - 01:46 PM

I have a quick question that has nothing to do with tires , but I'm stumped .
I was installing the rockshaft into the frame when I noticed that there no bushings in the frame , Is there supposed to be ?
The holes are keyed .
I looked at the parts manual and it doesn't show any frame bushings , and I searched this sight for pictures without finding an answer .

Seems that there should be to prevent frame and rockshaft wear .

TIA , Jess

 

I will go out and check mine and let you know what I find on mine.



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Posted September 01, 2013 - 04:18 PM

None of the various shafts going through the frame on either of mine have bushings.

Almost all on the '74 are wallowed out.  The more I see the more I think this thing must have an insane amount of hours on it.


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 04:33 PM

What about using the  6.70 x 15 tires, are they more popular, easier to find?



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Posted September 01, 2013 - 05:28 PM

I have a quick question that has nothing to do with tires , but I'm stumped .
I was installing the rockshaft into the frame when I noticed that there no bushings in the frame , Is there supposed to be ?
The holes are keyed .
I looked at the parts manual and it doesn't show any frame bushings , and I searched this sight for pictures without finding an answer .

Seems that there should be to prevent frame and rockshaft wear .

TIA , Jess

There are no bushings on the late model 990s either. When I replaced the rockshaft in mine, (it had to be cut out with a torch), I found the keyed hole was helpful during assembly. Liberal amount of grease on each side is all I did.  http://www.mytractor...720#post2315720


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Finally had some time to finish painting my rims .
I stripped them down to bare metal and gave them five coats of gloss white . They only had a little surface rust and no pitting , but it sure is time consuming stripping and then masking them off properly . It's been really humid the last couple of days which makes for slow drying time and a glossy finish , but the humidity also makes it easier for paint runs . I luckily managed to get them painted without any runs and just a couple of bugs in the paint.....LOL
I also had them loaded a couple of days ago with 8 1/2 gallons apiece of Rim Guard . They sure are heavy .

Canawler my frame shows little wear around the rockshaft and I believe this 990 in the past has done more sitting than working . I was thinking of welding bushing into the frame but thats a lot of work and my frames already been stripped and painted , so I'm going to leave it alone , but it is a poor design .

 

DH1 , The 990 rims I have are 7 inches wide ( inside rim bead measurement ) and the 7.60's are barely wide enough for them .  We had to use a rachet strap to get them out on the bead when we first installed them on these rims . When the Kabota dealer let the air out of them a couple of days later to load them , they came back off the bead on one side , but were easier to get back on the bead the second time after they were loaded .

 

I'd be afraid that the narrower 6.70 tires wouldn't be wide enough if your putting them on 7 inch wide rims .

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 08:09 AM

Those look great!!! Not a bad price either.



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Does this give anyone any ideas?

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A 15x6 blank from our old buddy Ed Miller.  $35 I believe.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Really like the look of Jlaws combination. My fenders seem to sag a little. I put a level on the fender and if I bring the fender up level, clearance should be good. What can I use to do that? 


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