Hi Folks -
I recently purchased a 2006 FXDI that had been neglected by it's previous owner, looking like the back wheel had not been cleaned for a long time, or ever.
I have been doing maintenance on the bike, changing all the fluids, lubricating where necessary (control cables, pivot points etc) and doing a clean-up.
I found something that is working decently on the rear wheel; 0000 steel wool wet with Turtle Wax chrome polish.
I just started last night, and it requires a bit of elbow grease, but note the initial results -
After in one spot -
I am not sure how this will work on the spokes and inner area that is not smoothed - that might tear up the steel wool, so I might try something like a scotchbrite pad, or even a wheel in a drill.
I will remove the wheel to do much more, and I will take pictures to add here.