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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 10:33 AM
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Just put some new wheels on my bike. I really like the way they look but now they highlight the need for a chrome front end. It never ends!

man... thats a good looking bike...

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Economies of scale. There's a much greater market for auto rims than for Harley rims, so the costs of producing car rims is spread over many more units, lowering the price. Additionally, bike rims need proprietary threaded holes for the attachment of brakes and sprockets, while auto rims just need holes for the lug bolts to pass through, so there's less machining. Many aluminum car rims are cast, too, while the majority of custom motorcycle rims are CNC machined from billet.

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Well, since we're on the subject of wheels, I 'd like to find out about putting the spoked wheels that will run tubeless tires without tubes on my RK. I know they're available on newer bikes, but they're not shown in any accessory catalogue that I can find. I like the look of spokes, but it would be nice to have a tire you could possibly plug and fix on the road. I do a lot of riding out here where its a long ways to any town or service. I know they're available for new bikes. Maybe a parts manual for a newer bike would show them.

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man... thats a good looking bike...
I could definitely see myself riding that bad boy!

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New wheels at Sturgis, front one put on there and then a month or so I got the matching rear finally delivered. $2500 21x3.5/18x6.25 mounted w/tires.
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Originally Posted by daffyduck
Just put some new wheels on my bike. I really like the way they look but now they highlight the need for a chrome front end. It never ends!

HEAR DAT! :O
I see the need for a black front with some edge cut or 3D machining on some of the new parts I'll put on with the new Progressive Cartridge set up that is coming.


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Had a friend spend over $4k total for a set of Arlen Ness G3 black wheels, matching rotors, tires and install.... not cheap but damn does his bike look fine. Assuming Ness means A+ quality as well
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OK... here's mine.


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New wheels at Sturgis, front one put on there and then a month or so I got the matching rear finally delivered. $2500 21x3.5/18x6.25 mounted w/tires.
Yer rotors are saxy !....

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post #30 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-27-2015, 10:58 AM
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Back on the subject of BST wheels, they are actually making them for a decent amount of Harley Davidson models. Every time we turn around they have a new wheel for another Harley model. It did take them a little bit of time since they created a whole new breed of carbon fiber wheels with thicker carbon fiber to handle the heavier weight that the Harley's have compared to the sport bikes.
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