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View Poll Results: Do you have to have a matching set of wheels.
Yes, even if I can't see it. I know it's there. 46 67.65%
Nope, can't see it anyway. 13 19.12%
Nope. Don't care if ya see it. It's my bike. 9 13.24%
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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Custom wheels. 1 or both?

For me I have to have the same front and back. Had a discussion with 2 guys that disagreed. Said you can't see it anyway. The one guy has a chrome front stock rear on a rgs stock bags. You can see the back rim. You can see it parked on mine with bag extenders. Now I'm not judging them. I'm all about it's your bike do what you want. I'm just fishing for opinions.*


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Custom wheels. 1 or both?

Tuff call for me. The extra $1,500 dollars for only a partial view. My thought is new front, I like chrome and do a chrome exchange for the back, so both are chromed the same. I have not pulled the trigger yet for this exact reason. When I look at what I want, with install and new rubber $4,000. Then I will need new rotors, belt drive, etc ...

Update 4/9/2018. I was at bike week and found a 21” I liked and went ahead and upgraded the back from a 16 to an 18”. Very happy with them. I had a plan to do them differently, but when you see them in person. Turns out it is only money, even though you can barely see the back. With their show deal it was not that bad.

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Front. I honestly didn't know there was one back there.
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Do both. I did the 21” front first to see how it would look, even with my extended bags you could see the stock rim. I added the 17” rear when I was due for a tire change right before SW last year.
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If you do something, better you do it well, avoiding odd jobs. So, yes, definetly if I changed the fron wheel, I would definetly change te rear one too, and yes, I would wait to change tires though.
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my pop's always tells me, anything worth doing is worth doing right. Turns out he is a pretty smart man, took me years to realize but its true. Don't tell him I said that....


I could not deal with the wheels being mis-matched, even if I never saw the rear....... thats just me though
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When I changed my wheels I had to do both because I know it's there.
I'm in the process of changing them again and I will do both this time too.
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Do what you can afford.
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I say as long as the front and back are the same finish then you’re fine. I just won a black 21” smt wheel last week. Im not able to buy a front right now so I’m damn sure not able to buy a matching rear. Luckily i have a stock wheel off of my old 2012 that’s been powdered sitting in my garage that I’m going to throw on my 17 for the time being. At least they’ll be the same color.


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I am going to do both. But I am doing the front first.
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