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the 5" should fit...but may have to go to a chain
I'm running a 5.5" rear wheel off a sportbike on mine with a chain setup.
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Love to see you pull it off,


that wheel is made for 180 series tire, it's a beast, have 180 on the 13 street glide and it's almost 7.25 wide overall
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The more I look at it... the more I think that it should fit... with the correct size tire of course...

Stock rear tire at its widest point: 5 1/2"
Stock rear wheel at its widest point: 4 1/4"
Hub is about 6 1/4"

Looks like there is plenty of space to accommodate a wider rim as long as the hub is about the same...
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When I saw this thread it came to mind that I've seen pics of 48 with those wheels. Little google work and here it is: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/476255729316094230/

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When I saw this thread it came to mind that I've seen pics of 48 with those wheels. Little google work and here it is: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/476255729316094230/

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looks sweet but i don't know if that rear would fit under the stock guard
but i would love see it fit
i will be keeping an eye on this thread very close
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The rim width is not the issue, it wont rub. Its all a matter of the hub fits, and what kind of spacers are needed & belt lining up while keeping it centered. What is the width of your stock hub?
Be nice if it was merely a bolt up deal.
Rubber sizing - I see only 160 & 180 available for 16" wheels.
As you and I have seen a 180 does fit, but maybe dependent on rim width?
I think a 180 will fit on your bike. Its gonna be close, might have to trim belt guards..
First thing is to see if the hub will fit in properly, next tire sizing.
I am running a 170/60 on a 4 1/4" x 17" rim (more tire choices) and it fits easily. I can stick a finger behind the belt guards/belt.
If you are concerned with tire diameters use the RB Racing tire diameter calculator here.

Good luck - it should be cool! Your bike always looks good.

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Stock hub is around 6 1/4". I was not able to stop by the dealer...maybe tomorrow. But seeing that photo shared in the link from vaakko gave me some optimism.

As for tire, I have seen 170 that folks here use with the 16" stock rim. Anyway...there is work to do. Getting a quote on the wheels, stopping by the dealer to measure the hub on those...
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For the front you'll need new axle spacers and possibly a rotor spacer. I went from a 16x3 front to a Street Bob 19" front and while the dealer told me all i had to do was fabricate new axle spacers i actually had to fabricate a rotor spacer as well. While both a re mid-glides, the 48 hub is offset where the rotor side is larger than the right side of the hub. On a Street Bob the hub is symetrical. Something to look out for.
Than you!! This is the kind of information that I am looking for. Avoids frustration and a lot of work...very appreciative of the contribution.
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It will fir just fine. But you will have to go chain. I can say this because I have done the street bob rear on my 48. There is very, very little space as is. I don't see another half inch working with the belt. See for yourself

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