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I pulled the trigger on some wheels. They are stock HD 16" spoke wheels with the rims powder coated black, laced with replacement polished, stainless steel spokes, the stock rotors polished on exchange.

I know I'm biased, but PLEASE believe me!...
...THESE PICS DON'T DO IT JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!


I will post more pics when available!
 

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At the shop that I take my scooters to, there had been this SWEET set of rims that were just sitting there for a month or two. About the time my rear tire needs replacing and I'm contemplating a new set of 21fr x 18r wheels, I start to get curious. I have been saving for a tour pac to complete my "ultra-package", but every since I chromed my forks and put on the custom fork bells the bike has been SCREAMING for some wheels to bring it out! I did not want to spend 3500-5500 large for some bling bling rims..... I had seen some really bitchin and MEAN looking baggers sitting on 16" blacked out spokes, or chromed out OEM 16" rims, but i could not picture a working combo on my bike.
........But there was something about these rims that was just arresting me! So I ask the shop owner what the low down was on these rims? He says this guy ordered up those wheels and had not been heard from in two months. The owner said if the guy did not show up soon he was going to sell them, because the guy did not put down a deposit for them. (The guy who ordered the rims was the friend of a loyal customer, so on good faith the shop owner did not take a down payment). They guy turned in his rims, the shop pulled out the internals, sent the rims to powder coat, then re-laced them with all new polished stainless spokes.
I asked the owner much did he want out the door? The price he quoted for the rims mounted, balanced, and new rear tire, plus tubes was less than the price of one 18" rim in a 21/18 combo package I was contemplating!!!! At this point I got all "Glenn Beck-ish" and I heard "His" "still small voice",
....I believed, ...and then I acted on it!!! HAHAHAHA!
 

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Sounds like your satisfied. Seriously though!, I would of dropped the Hammer on the 21/17-6/25" rims. 18" back rim?,... was told when I was SPENDING my hard earned green backs that the 18" does funny things. 21" front wheel is just, TO Pretty! I'm sayin 2,2,2,2-Bad.
 

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Sounds like your satisfied. Seriously though!, I would of dropped the Hammer on the 21/17-6/25" rims. 18" back rim?,... was told when I was SPENDING my hard earned green backs that the 18" does funny things. 21" front wheel is just, TO Pretty! I'm sayin 2,2,2,2-Bad.
If I had an '09 with the new frame and wide rear tire from the factory (like you:p) I would. But I have an '08 which came with the 16" wheels so 17 x 6/25 won't fit on mine without another $1800 spent on a wide tire conversion kit on top of the $4-5,000 parts and labor for some NICE 21/18's. So that was out. I wanted to save cash, plus I was loathe to change riding characteristics, and reluctant to sink money into rims and tires when I NEED a tour pac, handle bars, and seat with back rest. Plus, i did not want to look like all the other RUB's out HERE in Southern California.... I was feeling going against the grain!!;)

Maybe later I'll get a 21", but for now this looks BETTER than stock
 

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Ok.. So seems like some folks ain't gettin it. So...
 

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Ahhh, ya took the SCREAMN away a little bit,... but shes still whining a tad. They look good though man. You have a KILLER Bike, I do love the Anniversary Colors. When H.D. came out w/the 09's I contiplated myself for a while, coming off a 05 FLHTSE-2. Owning a 2001 FLTRSEI2 that my X-Ol Lady made me sell, it was a, as they say in Dances w/Wolves,..."Good Trade".
 

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CCRydah...you made a great deal and a good choice. I love the looks of a stocker wheel with a twist to make it different but i may be a bit biased too since that is what i did to mine. (striped and anodized my rims)

Polished OEM rotors too!? they look hot man!!!! That whole set up looks great and those wheels suit better than blinged-out skinny chromed would.
Very nice...:D
 

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CCRydah...you made a great deal and a good choice. I love the looks of a stocker wheel with a twist to make it different but i may be a bit biased too since that is what i did to mine. (striped and anodized my rims)

Polished OEM rotors too!? they look hot man!!!! That whole set up looks great and those wheels suit better than blinged-out skinny chromed would.
Very nice...:D
Thanx HRD!!. You get it!!!?....

I'm on a budget. So it's got to be low cost or DIY. I'm not a big DIY'er or fabricator so I have to adjust my expectations and shoot for cool "modified stock" with a "retro-mod" twist; rather than knock out, "radical custom"...That means a have to wait for take offs, a deal, a freebie, or bide my time till I stack enough chips for a big ticket item.

Keep in mind that I got: two powder coated rims, Dunlap Elite 3 rear tire, two 5 x 16 drag tubes, rim strips, two sets of smooth polished 16" stainless spokes , plus LABOR to hand re-lace and true the wheels, two mirror polished rotors w/ polished fasteners, new front and rear brake pads, front and rear wheel hardware, powder coated hubs, sinter for 08 & up, etc too much to list.... All these line items, and more, balanced and installed (Parts, Labor, tire disposal fee, tax, yada, yada, yada) for LESS than the parts ALONE on ONE 21" wheel WITHOUT the tire.......

Had a little inspiration from these RELATIVELY low budget bikes that still look cool and have and edge. These bikes are not spectacular knock outs, but they have an edge. At first glance they look like stock bikes, but if you pay attention to the details, you see that the black bike is NOT a street glide but an old early '90's EVO engined Electraglide, and the two tone is not an new Road King Classic, but a 2003 Police bike... :








 

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I think it looks good. A couple years ago I found a company that makes a fender adapter that takes the tilt out of the front fender. I wish I could remember the name. I think a little forward tilt on that front fender would really look good. I think you mentioned AIP before is that who did the work?
 

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I think it looks good. A couple years ago I found a company that makes a fender adapter that takes the tilt out of the front fender. I wish I could remember the name. I think a little forward tilt on that front fender would really look good. I think you mentioned AIP before is that who did the work?
Thanx T-BO. I've seen that fender mod in a magazine. It does look nice and custom. I may dig that issue out and give it a go.



AIP did the fork bells & chrome fork lowers, front suspension dampeners and springs, the Pro- LInk rear suspension stabilizer, and the vented lowers, and stereo.... But that was before .... I'll PM you.
 

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Very nice. It really sets things off and holds a classic look. I also like the looks of some of the bigger combo wheels, however sometime more is less.
For me, your application works well!!
 

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Good choice CCRydah, I like that combo on your ride. I am not a huge fan of the wagon wheels on the 08's. Lookin good, and saved some cash, gotta love that...
 

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I only other thing I feel you could do to make things 'pop' would be to add a red or orange (what ever matches the pin on the bike) pin around the wheels.
 

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