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  • Ahodge75
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    That’s unfortunate…..nothing is ever simple….lol……keep us updated

  • Duke
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    The xvs1300 wheel is not a direct bolt on for sure.
    It's going to require machining the hub, just like what done when putting the Warrior wheel on our bikes.

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  • Duke
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    My son Michael rode it to Starfest last year and complained that it didn't have enough power. So I decided to install the 108ci pistons & jugs setting on the shelf, along with ported heads and home made 2 into 1 exhaust. Kept me busy for a couple of days in the winter, and glad I did it. Man-O-Man, it did come alive! I'm needing to lean it down one step, then I'm thinking I'll have it dialed in.
    Yes Mike, you might see it at Starfest this year. Haven't fully decided yet, needing to blow out cobwebs on my other bikes.

    I hope your doing good and getting better each day.

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  • MikeyC
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    Thats looking awesome. I’m betting we see that bike at starfest

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  • Lug Nut
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    Originally posted by Ahodge75 View Post
    That’s the trick finding cast wheels that are good and not $300 a piece.
    I have a front one with rotors and tire...but shipping is $$d

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  • Tropicalrs
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    I rode the 175/75-16s back when you could get them. Had to do a little grinding to keep it from rubbing - I ride mostly 2 up. It was a truck/van tire and had very stiff side walls. I liked it a lot. No problem in curves and didn’t feel squishy. The 1” less side wall evidently does away with the grinding! After this C2 wears out I will try the 60. Thanks for the info.

  • Duke
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    I let you know.

  • Ahodge75
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    It will be interesting to see how it works. How much mods are needed. Roadstar cast wheels are getting harder to find and more expensive especially if they need shipped. If the 1300 wheel is possible with minor mods those are cheaper. I hadn’t even thought of the 950 that could be interesting also.

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  • Duke
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    Thank you

  • Duke
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    Thank you.

  • Duke
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    I picked up a xvs1300 rim with rotor and hub for under $100.
    There is a few on EBay for less than $100., so I thought I'd try it out.

  • Duke
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    I be checking out the 1300 rim and let everyone know if it works.
    Thank you Mort.

  • roadiemort
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    I did know someone years ago on the old forum that I met up here in Canada that had put a 950 rear on his R*

  • roadiemort
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    950 v star same as 1300 rear rim.Front wheel is 3.50 inches wide fitted with a 130/70 -18 bias tire, while the rear is 4.5 inches wide fitted with a 170/70 -16 bias tire.

  • Sharpman66
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    Looks great Duke!

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  • Ahodge75
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    That’s the trick finding cast wheels that are good and not $300 a piece.

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  • Duke
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    I have a XVS1300 Star mag wheel I'm going to check out how it fits on our RS. I like the 4.5" rim width compared to the stock 3.5" width.
    Has any one tried this rim on a Road Star?

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  • Duke
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    Me too. I'll be letting you know this fall.

  • Duke
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    Thank you LugNut,
    I'll be putting one on my other bike as soon as I get a mag wheel.

  • Lug Nut
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    My 175 Dunlop Winter Sport tire fit perfect on rim and perfect within frame ..no mods to anything at all plenty of clearance. I run 35-37 psi and feels fine and love not having to change rear tires every 6k miles maybe 5x as long hopefully...175-60-16 is the exact size 86 load rating (whole lot more than 60ish series on most rear cruiser tires) and run flat makes sidewall stuff so no deflection when leaning over (doesn't get a squishy feel some people report when putting on a shitty cheap $50 off brand car tire that has weak sidewall).

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