I am looking for a replacement tailwheel for the one in the picture and potentially a new tailwheel assembly. I just got this plane and when I got it home I noticed that the tailwheel assembly was not sitting straight, but leaning to one side. I am guess that someone previously strapped this to the trailer pulled to one side. Additionally there are some chunks of rubber missing from the wheel itself. I have read that the Maule tailwheel is either 6 or 6.5 inches, but this one is 5 inches. I have read about others replacing their tailwheel with a Matco 8" with positive results, but going from 5" to 8" seems like would be asking to land tail first.
I welcome everyone's ideas and suggestions.