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Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
So I got some 2011 street glide wheels. I'm going to update this thread as I make progress. I'm putting a Harley 18inch wheel up front. Here are some rough measurements, comparing the 2 rims in reference to the calipers. Pics below. It turns out the Harley rotors are within 1mm of the 2003 roadstar.

6-3/4 Harley outside rotor to outside.
11-3/4 Harley rotor .

7-3/8 Yamaha outside rotor to out.
11-3/4 Yamaha rotor.

So the roadstar calipers are set too wide by a total of 5/8" divide in half is 5/16 per side. So I need to put 2- 5/16" spacers between the 2 caliper mounting bolts (I will need 4 longer bolts to do this to both sides) . This will put the calipers in line with the Harley rotors.
I'm going to figure the spacers and adapters for the front shaft.
If you are planning this, get rims with 1inch bearing and the 1inch spacer that is between the inside of the 2 bearings.
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
First, from San Diego, CA.

Second, there is a difference between "upgrade" and change. Are HD wheels BETTER, or just different?
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
The volume of Harley wheels that can fit with minimal mods is significantly greater. I rarely ever find alloy roadstar wheels used.
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
The wheel sould need 7/8 of a inch spacing on both sides for the front
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
Thanks! For the info. I'm thinking that once I get this done. I can look for a really large front wheel, or at least I'll have alot more custom wheels to choose from. I got the front and rear wheels for $180 with rubber/rotors and bearing. So it's worth the effort. Attached is the screen shots of the different tire/rim charts. Very little height differences between the 2,wider rear wheel though. I need to check that it will work for me.
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
Is the 2011 style rear smaller than the current style?
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
speedy5 wrote:
I got the front and rear wheels for $180 with rubber/rotors and bearing.

Dammit boy!! that's a Hell of a deal!! if your wanna just turn around and sell them for like $200 I'll take them off your hands =P

Naa, really that's Awesome!
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
My picture so are not coming through, I'll work on that. I'm slightly concerned about putting a spacer between the fork and the caliper. The further away from the fork center line, the greater the leverage force against the fork, when applying the front brakes. So there would be more twisting force on the fork.
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
The rims are 16,and 18-its a little bigger,. But the rubber is smaller some how. the front tire is skinnier than stock, rear fatter but almost the same height.
 
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Re:Time for an upgrade, putting Harley wheels on! 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
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speedy5 wrote:
I got the front and rear wheels for $180 with rubber/rotors and bearing.

Dammit boy!! that's a Hell of a deal!! if your wanna just turn around and sell them for like $200 I'll take them off your hands =P

Naa, really that's Awesome!

I know, it seems that people upgrade and don't know what to do with the old wheels. I just looked on kijiji up here and paid him what he was asking.
 
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