In part, all this prep work was needed because Hagan didn't want to utilize the cheap parlor trick of offsetting the rear wheel to generate clearance for the fat 260 tire. Instead, he fabricated a whole new swingarm, drive shaft and hub. Utilizing the ends of the hollow stock drive shaft, he welded in a new center made of 1.5-inch solid steel. The resulting shaft was thinner than the stocker and left more room for the tire, which in turn allowed the single-sided arm to hug the body a little closer. A stock rear U-joint was also used in the all-new hub, which hides all of the hardware beneath its star-shaped spinner. While most hardware on the bike was of the one-off variety, the wheel is actually a production piece for Iron Thunder (of which this one was the first). And because a 260-series tire won't fit between the stock mufflers, the system was cut and extended with a new muffler system that has a slightly more robust (but not obnoxious) sound.