In 2013, Rick’s Motorcycles was the 1st company offering a European-manufactured and TÜV-approved 30-Inch front wheel. It is now followed with the development of a number of innovative and fully homologated system components for 21 to 30″ wheel equipped Baggers. At 37.5 lbs (17 kg) Rick’s 30” x 4” CNC aluminum wheel is stated by the manufacturer as having the lowest weight versus all other 30’ wheel available in the world. Weight was minimized where it hurts the most, at the rim, with pockets cut into the entire diameter of the wheel. At certain points, stabilizing ribs preserve wheel’s integrity. Rick’s wheels have been tortured, tested at speeds of over 125 mph (200 km/h) and eventually were homologated by TÜV, the most demanding testing organization in the world. Other road tested bagger parts from Rick’s include.
Rick‘s 15’’ Brake Disc Conversion Kit
For better heat distribution, resulting in faster stopping, Rick‘s team opted for a bigger brake disc diameter to install with a 30″ wheel. The Rick‘s 15” Brake Conversion Kit will also work with Rick‘s 21″, 23″ and 26″ tall wheels. The kit includes two 15’’ full floating brake disc rotors in machine finish, two polished Rick‘s 6-piston calipers and the necessary pair of lower fork legs and hardware for specific wheel size fit.
Side Filler Kit For Touring Models 2009 – 2013:
These extended side covers offer a better look and improved airflow around the cases. They are manufactured from heavy-duty fiberglass. They are bolt-on parts using the factory mounting points. They also work with Rick‘s custom saddlebags and CVO cases, model years 2009 to 2013.
Stainless Steel Handlebar:
TÜV-approved 30 mm handlebar fitting the stock handlebar clamps. At 270 mm high, they offer a relaxed touring position. The stock handlebar/riser covers can be retained as short risers fit the stock mounting position. The handlebars allow stock or aftermarket controls. Despite the slim look and 90° angles, cables and hydraulic lines can be run internally.
Headlight Mask For 23”-26”-30” Front Wheels:
Looking like a Halloween mask from hell? It is manufactured from heavy-duty fiberglass with additional aluminum inserts at the 4 mounting points. Exact fitment is warranted. As other Rick‘s Touring headlight masks (for 23 or 26-Inch Rick‘s Wheels), it compensates for the additional rake of the front fork when mounting a 30″ wheel. LED-powered headlight inserts offer a super-bright night light. For those using a pneumatic/hydraulic fork suspension the mask is conceived such a way that the fender can fit tightly into the headlight housing!
Touring Front Fenders For 23”-26”-30” Front Wheels:
The bigger the wheel, the greater the challenge to build a stable, non-flexing fender offering protection and safety. Rick‘s touring fenders are manufactured from steel for a reason. Fit to the tire is as close as possible while still preserving correct clearance for all terrain touring conditions.
Triple-Trees And Steering Head Modifications (TÜV-approved):
The most important modifications to adapt a tall front wheel on a bagger are the least visible. Mounting a 23”, 26” and 30” front wheel equals to a 2” to 4” extended front fork. To preserve as much as possible the stock riding characteristics, Rick‘s is offering a modification of the steering head or a new steering head (for 30” wheel) with a set of CAD designed specific to the wheel size triple trees. One of Germany‘s fastest Autobahn linking Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Basel in almost a straight line is just next to Rick‘s “House of Custom“ near Baden-Baden. The twisting narrow roads of the Blackwood Forest are just as close. It’s on these roads that all kits were tested before to be submitted and approved by TÜV. Rick’s Motorcycles.