Rims are expensive for sure. If you change size which most do you have to buy tires, of course the rotors have to match so 2 or three rotors, then the chrome spacers for the front and don't forget wheel bearings, having them pressed, mounting balancing the tires... yeah, it's expensive. I went around and around about new wheels and found adding everything up it was going to be anywhere from $2200 to $3000 to get wheels on my SG. I wound up going the "cheap" route which happened to be a deal I negotiated in the off riding season with my local dealer. $2200 for chrome agitator wheels with all the parts installed. They went for it and now I've got a nice set of wheels. Do your reseach and know your options. Also, give one of the online discount HD dealers like lshd1 Home Page
a try. I've had good luck ordering from them before. One last thing, shopping for wheels is a little like buying a new pickup. You have sticker shock at how damned expensive they are for a while. Then after you look at enough wheels, $2500 starts seeming like a pretty good deal. Next thing you know you're in the dealership ordering wheels for $2200 thinking you got a smoking deal. Yes... it's expensive.