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Old 06-01-2005, 02:00 PM
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Hi everyone. Hope the weather whereever you are is good enough for you all to go out and ride in. I have an 03 FXDWG that I've put almost 15k miles on so far. For the most part, I've not had any trouble with the bike and do all the maint. stuff myself. What I really dislike is the need to true the rims and tighten the spokes constantly and keeping them clean is a major pain in the butt. Not so much the front, but the rear wheel since it gets naturally abused by the engine torque. I've had to retighten the spokes 3 times so far and would like to not do it again if I can avoid it. I'd like to replace the factory laced wheels with a pair of aftermarket wheels and still maintain the 100th Anniversary styling of the bike. Unfortunately I've not seen any wheels that I felt would fit the bike both physically and aesthetically. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:34 PM
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The Weld series of wheels are excellent. I like the Blade, Charger 5, Newport, Reaper, or Starburst for your bike. They all kind of keep with the spoked theme, but do it differently.

http://www.weldracing.com/Weld_Motorcycle/index.shtm


I personally would never buy a set of billet wheels, without being chromed, as they are the worst to clean. Been there, done that. Never again!
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:38 PM
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Thanks for posting that link. Weld really has some nice wheels, probably some of the nicest ones I've seen so far. I really like the Reaper style wheels but I'm not too sure if that's the look I'm trying to accomplish. I'll have to look into who sells Weld wheels here locally.
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:27 AM
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No problem. I have a set of Weld's on my pickup truck and I love them.
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Dennis Kirk and J & P have many wheels of all types.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:04 PM
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I would like to know why you have to keep tightening spokes? I had factory spokes on my `91 heritage and never had to put a wrench on the wheels.I think there is a problem there!I replaced them after 10 years with Hallcraft 46 big "texas spokes" they are really classy and reasonably priced ($500).Plus they`re balance master balanced and are sealed to run tubeless.
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