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Old 03-11-2011, 01:25 PM   #151
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Interesting addition to the VTX rim thread...would be nice to check the mod in person. Seems there are some that feel there is little physical gain. Other than an rpm reduction. I've already installed a 38T sprocket so I'll be content to take the wait and see approach. Gonna call and make sure the rim is in stock though. Thanks to all the determining info about the added cost of the HD and other aftermarket wheel conversions. Too rich for my blood! Plus I like the classic spoke look. To me its worth the effort cleaning. And I commute 80 miles round trip to work and back.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:42 PM   #152
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Added cost for the HD wheel but sooo worth it!!! Losing that ugly drum brake really makes a big difference.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #153
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so after reading all 16 pages on this forum I just have 1 question, is this the rim that is needed to be ordered?

http://www.buchananspokes.net/catego...steel_rims.asp

RSPUNWM1418P SPIN WERKES WM14 (5.50) x 18" CHROME PLATED STEEL RIM $480.00
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:24 PM   #154
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That rim will work if you're wanting to relace to your factory hub and keep the drum brake.

While that's a totally feasable route to take, it's going to cost more money than doing a straight wheel swap. The harley swap is a tad less expensive, but more work if you want to keep your rear brake.

What I'd recommend is getting the rim in the Ebay link below (same one I have) new sprocket from Sprocket Specialists (tell them you want a harley bolt pattern and 525 pitch and however many teeth you want, I have a 39 tooth, if I'm not mistaken)

If you want a brake, you can get a disc and caliper for harley rear, and use a master cylinder from somethign else, but I'm not too sure of the whole process. I never used a rear brake, so I just ditched it when I did the swap.

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Now that I've given a brief summary, go read my "harley rear swap for dummies" thread. This mod is easy as hell if you skip the brake, if you want it, search for a how to, because I'm pretty sure someone on here has posted one. May wanna suggest a sticky if you find a good writeup...
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:32 PM   #155
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Thanks for the link bud, that whole rim is much cheaper then the one I posted, I will have to read up on the Harley swap for dummies, I was just going to get the rim from Buchanan and relace to the stock hub, I really didn't want to mess with trying to line up a brake on the swing arm, but its worth a read to see what's its all about.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #156
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We had some pics up on the old site to show the width difference in the 200 tire to stock. So here's a start on that again.

thanks for the comparison... going on my to do list!
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:56 AM   #157
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And this is what the difference looks like when you take that same 200 Met on a VTX rim (right) and put that 200 Metz on a 6" rim (left). ;)

Tim

Did you use the same size tube for the 200?
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