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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by TurnCoat View Post
Thanks for understanding the concept Dave. I may end up with a 19" wheel (rim) as it (I hope) could be available as a stock replacement through H-D.
Can stock replacement rims be purchased through H-D?
120/70-19 looks to be the size as the diameter is very close, on a bigger rim, and still look like a fat tire.
But I have to ask myself... should I go for it?

HD doesn't make a 19" rim that'll work, unless it's from a spoked wheel, and you have the HOOP laced to a wide glide hub.

THAT can be done, and Buchanan's out of California does that very well.

Buchanan's Spoke & Rim, Inc

They can make you anything you want/need. Blackdog15 had a killer wide rimmed 21" rim done there.

HD doesn't make a cast 19" rim that'll fit, as the only 19 cast wheel they made was for Dyna/XL models, with too narrow of a hub. Your rotors would be set in too far and I don't recommend using spacers for a bike that heavy. (Touring)

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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I have my 1200C ordered with spoked wheels!
The Street Bob comes with a 19" rim. If the spoke counts are the same that may be the matching rim I am looking for.
I have used Buchanans before and I would use them again, unless a local dealer happens to build wheels.
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Originally Posted by billjazzy View Post
I have a 99 Wide Glide, how much larger can I go on the rear tire before any modifications? Can I go the 140 -16 instead of the standard 130?
i have a 98 wide glide and am running the 150/60/18 bridgestone battlax radial you have to make sure everything is square and true to run as this is extremely close to the belt, there seems to be more room with the belt guard than the belt itself

the rear rim is a 3.5x18 and looks amazing in person, i have to say my bike is lowered in the rear so i really like the look it gives and have never seen another guy on the road like this

98 Evo 83.5ci, custom cam, 44cv, lightened ballanced crank, H-Beam rods, beehive springs, tapered pushrods, johnson hylift lifters, SE slip-ons no baffle, 101.78 hp @ 6200rpm
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