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Replacement Wheels For Homebuilders Special Tailwheels

From $34.50 to $49.50
Description Size Weight (lbs) Part Number Price Buy
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel4 x 1.5 x 5/8 BB Natural1
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel4 x 1.5 x 3/8 BB Natural1.1
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel6 x 2.125 x 5/8 Balloon/Solid2.75
Homebuilders Replacement Tailwheel6 x 2.125 x 1/2 Balloon/Solid2.75
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Replacement wheels with tires and bearings for the Homebuilder's tailwheels.

Natural Rubber
R&K only utilizes the highest quality natural rubber which has been formulated in strict accordance to our specifications. High grade natural rubber is durable, versatile, and has excellent physical properties such as cut-and-tear and abrasion resistance.

Balloon Rubber
Available in both grey and black, balloon rubber is the most resilient and shock absorbing tread material available.
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exact replacement for my damaged tailwheel, no other source available. thank you!

Mark Y Verified Purchase


September 6, 2022

4 X 1.5 hard rubber with dual ball bearings fits my homebuilt perfectly

Don Y Verified Purchase


April 9, 2022

as expected

Elmo A Verified Purchase


January 12, 2022

Received 6x2x5/8 Turns out , that’s what I needed Lucky

Joseph G Verified Purchase


October 8, 2021

As good as expected

February 5, 2021

I was reluctant to purchase this wheel but the quality seems much better than reviews I have read. Bearings fit well, bolt hole is concentric with the wheel etc. It is well made and performing very well so far.

Randy E
December 14, 2019

Good value for this tail wheel. I have used them on my Christen Eagle for years. It is less expensive than most alternatives and lighter. I found I must be diligent about keeping it greased, as this little wheel spins fast on my aircraft. As the tire wears, it tends to flatten asymmetrically and is not as durable as others. But since it is less expensive, very easy to replace and light, it is my preferred tail wheel. I also replace the AN364-820 elastic nut when changing the tail wheel.

Bill S Verified Purchase


January 21, 2022

I use the R&K 4x1.5 x 5/8 on my Midget Mustang which lands kinda fast.and so far had 3 1/2 years good service (about 350 hours) from the my initial cheapie tool-cart wheel...BUT....I first packed the inside of the wheel and bearings (yes, they are open to accept grease on the inside portion) with high pressure rating 50% moly grease. If you do that right away they just might last forever, or until the rubber goes. However if you want to make it a really nicely rolling unit, press out the old clunker bearings and press in a pair of Enduro 202FFLB truly-sealed bearings. Theyre about $17 depending on where you shop. I did that to my just-in-case-spare wheel, but the first is still going strong.

September 20, 2021

Use these on a PANZL S330 Aerobatic Monoplane. Tailwheel lasts around 75 landings before showing appreciable wear. Around 150 landings its either worn off half the rubber or it has splits in the sidewalls. For the cost, I carry one as a spare when I travel and keep one on the shelf. The Panzl doesnt carry the tail-weight of the Pitts but does have similar touchdown speeds. For the money, they are just fine.

Aaron M
August 14, 2019

The 4 x 1-1/2 wheel is actually 1-3/4 wide at the hub with bearing. Had to narrow the wheel (belt sander) to fit my 1-1/2 tailwheel yoke.

November 21, 2015


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Q: What are the weights of these replacement tailwheels for homebuilders?

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Q: What are the weights of these wheels?

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Q: What is the OD of tailwheel tire # 06-03600?

Part number 06-03600 has an OD of approximately 6 inches.

Q: Do these wheels come as an assembly (i.e. complete with bearings) or do the bearings have to ordered separately and assembled?

These wheels come with the bearings.

Q: Are the bearings sealed, so no external lube is required?

Correct, these bearings are sealed and already inserted ao there is no lubricant required.

Q: What type of material is the tire ? durameter rating ?

This is a rubber tire, 65-70A duro.

Q: What is the inside diameter of the bearings (where the axle goes through)?

The inside diameter of t he 06-03500 bearing is .625".

Q: Is the 6 x 2.125 x 1/2 Balloon/Solid fit with the 6in double fork?

See part # 06-03600.

Q: What is the bearing dimensions/part number for the bearings to fit 5/8" shaft? I need to replace mine

The bearings are our Part# 06-00060.

Q: Do these come pre-lubed and ready to go? How often should they be re-greased and what grease is recommended?

Per Vendor: "You can get the wheels pre-greased with a 1/2", 5/8 or 3/4 sealed ball bearing. Greasing depends on the usage."

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