Rims cost to much! - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Old Fart
 
Tcglide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 1,358
Rims cost to much!

Why do chrome motorcycle rims cost 2 to 3 times as much ah chrome car/truck rims but are only half as wide. I was thinking about some new rims when I get some new tires but the cost is crazy expensive.

Anyone know of some better priced aftermarket rims for a Street Glide?

2009 Street Glide
Guns are responsible for murder like silverware is responsible for obesity!


Charles Cotterman
Rest In Peace Big Brother.
Tcglide is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 07:37 PM
Grandstanding Member
 
Dave63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 29,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tcglide View Post
Why do chrome motorcycle rims cost 2 to 3 times as much ah chrome car/truck rims but are only half as wide. I was thinking about some new rims when I get some new tires but the cost is crazy expensive.

Anyone know of some better priced aftermarket rims for a Street Glide?
Aren't most aftermarket rims billet and not cast? Crazy CNC time and cost factors of labor and materials.

__________________________________________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012
Dave63 is offline  
post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 07:45 PM
kickstand grinder
 
59panhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: high and lodo colo
Posts: 1,541
they can only sell you half as many so you get charged double, make sense?

Spin cranks til they scream
_______________________
President and Soul Survivor
Whiskey Priests M/C
- part time
Road Captain of "Numb asses" M/C
59panhead is offline  
post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 04:39 AM
Senior Member
 
Hunt/fish 365's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Turbotville, PA
Posts: 747
Plus they have to actually finish BOTH sides.
Hunt/fish 365 is offline  
post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 05:23 AM
Senior Member
 
huskerbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 273
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tcglide View Post
Why do chrome motorcycle rims cost 2 to 3 times as much ah chrome car/truck rims but are only half as wide. I was thinking about some new rims when I get some new tires but the cost is crazy expensive.

Anyone know of some better priced aftermarket rims for a Street Glide?
I'm not sure about rims but I've gotta ask ya'..............is this the first thing you found about owning a Harley that you think is "over-priced"???
huskerbob is offline  
post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 05:36 AM
Grandstanding Member
 
Dave63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 29,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by huskerbob View Post
I'm not sure about rims but I've gotta ask ya'..............is this the first thing you found about owning a Harley that you think is "over-priced"???
You may be missing his point. Rims like the ones we're talking about are in excess of $1200 EACH. Some as much as $2500. The rims Jesse James was making for his full blown builds were $25000 each...... that's how labor intensive they are.

__________________________________________
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.... ~ Hunter S. Thompson~

R.I.P. Rubberdown. 1971-2012
Dave63 is offline  
post #7 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 07:45 AM
IAFF local 845
 
mab864's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,909
Garage
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.

'12 Street glide... adding miles.
mab864 is offline  
post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 07:53 AM
MPG'S? Who gives a
 
Craiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mostly @ work
Posts: 9,909
Images: 11
Garage
My stock cast wheels are AWESOME !...

08 FLHTC. Breathing well and getting lots to drink.
Craiger is offline  
post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:29 AM
THE Yuppie Outlaw
 
Diezel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chicago - ish
Posts: 9,861
Images: 23
Garage
When I had the night train I wanted black rims with chrome spokes. I was flabbergasted at how much they cost. Then I looked at The HD wheels that are on the black line. The only diff being the spokes are stainless instead of chrome. They were actually much cheaper.

I feel very fortunate that I love the wheels on my King. I would hate to have that expense.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
Diezel is online now  
post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 09:38 AM
Imperial Wizard...
 
lakeforktx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Emory,Tx.
Posts: 4,931
Thats why I dont have a set,,,,too damn high..

2012 Ultra Classic White hot Pearl..... 2002 Fatboy Concord Purple,
lakeforktx is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome