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    I saw in the classifieds where some of the members on here are making adapters in order to use HD wheels on their RS's, and I could use some more info. Is this for the front wheel, rear wheel, or both ? Are they replacing spoke wheels with cast wheels ? I would love to put cast wheels on my RS, I'm tired of dealing with tubes. Any info would be much appreciated....

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    Smokescreen (Jason) makes the adapters....can also look for cast road star wheels
    LET'S RIDE

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      https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...e-front-mag-fs

      Smokescreen does a great job. I had this cast rim on my bike using his adapters, and they worked great. I removed this rim to put a 21" wheel on. I'm using those adapters on that 21" or I'd sale them with the 18" wheel.
      If your needing a rim, tire, and rotors, this is a good deal.

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        I'm playing with the idea of this swap in my mind, I'm looking to go with 16 inch rims front and rear, same as stock. From what I've read, the HD rear wheel uses a smaller diameter brake rotor so that's an issue, also the rear pulley is smaller on the HD wheel which would make the regular RS drive belt too long, so that's another issue. Plus the smaller rear pulley would make the bike higher geared, and that's not needed on RS's, they're almost too high as it is IMO. And the 180 rear tire that a lot of HD wheels use might have clearance problems, IDK, not ruling it out just yet, HD cast wheels are easy to come by and cheap enough according to people I've checked with, but RS cast wheels would sure be easier to swap in....

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          Originally posted by Duke View Post
          https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...e-front-mag-fs

          Smokescreen does a great job. I had this cast rim on my bike using his adapters, and they worked great. I removed this rim to put a 21" wheel on. I'm using those adapters on that 21" or I'd sale them with the 18" wheel.
          If your needing a rim, tire, and rotors, this is a good deal.

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          let us know how the 21 front does...assuming you will just get fender spacer and leave forks/rake alone?
          LET'S RIDE

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          • #6
            I put on a 5 1/2 degree triple tree, and fiberglass fenders on. I mounted the Warrior wheel with a 200/50 17" tire on the rear. The tire being smaller in diameter, I put 33 front, 65 rear pulley on with a 128 tooth belt. So far it's been GREAT! The bike feels more nimble and lighter, and seems to be easier to go thru the turns. Between the 3 major modifications done to the bike, I'm not really sure which mods did the best, but the three together sure made a better difference with the overall handling. I will be doing some of the same mods on my other bikes, for sure.
            The 108ci is a whole other story.

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              I can attest to the quality of Duke's ride described above! I rode it at starfest and it was fantastic. See Scott, you could have ridden it if you would have shown up!

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