Could always have a bushing made to reduce the 1" bearings to the Roadstar axle. Then you don't need to buy an axle and can use the newer wheels which are more plentiful, like you're finding out. But now I'm curious why you're swapping out a 16" wheel for a 16" wheel?
Those would work, and there cheaper and easier than new bearings. Forgot you were swapping to a springer, which explains why you're looking for a 16" Harley wheel. You staying with the Indian fender on the new front end?
The adapters will work as long as you actually have a 3/4" front axle. Roadstar has a 22mm front axle, which is slightly larger. I got the idea from Jamie to make reducers that go from 1" to 22mm for my front wheel, and found 4 wheeler bearings for the rear wheel that worked right out of the box.
I've got a set of the axles for the R* that are made to fit a HD wheel, I don't remember the size of them though. I could see if my girlfriend could dig them up, I got them on here for 50-75 bucks, I really can't remember. I was lookign at doing the HD wheels as well but I ended up powdercoating the stockers instead.
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