You obviously never rode a bike with the old solid wheels, on a windy day....almost like the people who say fatboy's with solid wheels get blown all over the plac. Urban legends.
Could have been, but the complaints were real. Some riders felt a difference and some don't. I had the wheels on another bike and felt it during high cross winds, in which it was not present with spoked wheels. Some people say yes, some say no. I'm also referring to the first generation, solid wheels with no slots in them.I had a fatboy, crosswinds were no worse than any other bike. Ever think that HD just made changes to the fatboy because they are not the top seller anymore?
I am here to tell you, that crosswind shear is stronger on solid wheels than it is on spokes. putting a spoke on just the front helps 80%, you pick up the other 20% when swapping out the rear. with spokes the wind pushes the top of the bike (bike leans in direction of wind) with solids, bottom of bike is pushed, bike leans into the wind. First hand experience talking, no urban legend here