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Old 19th December 2007
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i have mags but am gonna go with laced on front
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Going by looks only, I think spokes have it hands down. I had a bike once with spokes and drums both front and back. I dealt with spokes and tubes because I had to but I prefer to own mags now for the low maintainence. The Spoked wheel may be lighter than the factory mag, even with a tube, rim strip, ect. When I changed my tires I found the factory Sportster mag was VERY heavy.
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it all depends on the bike I prefer spokes but I think the nightsters look really good with the mags
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it all depends on the bike I prefer spokes but I think the nightsters look really good with the mags
I thought Nightsters ONLY came with spokes....???
Do you mean aftermarket mags that someone put on?
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I prefer mags. Better ride, less maintenance. Spokes are better in one way. If you run over a nail, patch it and buy a new tube....
Most HD shops wont patch or plug a tubeless tire.
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I am torn....I like mags for the ease of maintenance and cleaning but love the look of spoke wheels, got that ole school look. I am in the process of switch the mags, the front is going to be a 21" powdercoated spoke, and would like a solid rear wheel, also powdercoated black. Has anyone done that look?

Had the stock mags powdercoated...
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I like spokes, but the right set of mags is nice, too. Plus, with mags you don't have to worry about innertubes.
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I like the stock mag on my recently purchased 1200S, but anyone have an easy way to clean them?
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It really depends on the look of the bike,on mine I want wires but say on a 883R with the sweet paint that come on them with a blacked out motor the wires wouldn't look right at all,IMO
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definetly spokes look the best BUT earlier i saw a bike with stock mags they powdercoated gloss black, now i think i might do the same thing untill i can save the $ for nightster wheels.
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