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For a 16" rim and this dual disc hub?
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I have talked to them and of course i can buy there. But they are very expensive. They are also the only ones wanting more for chrome than stainless, that I have found. I have a stock rear rim with chrome spokes, so would like chrome on the front. They want about $200 for chrome spokes. Too much.
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I went with their stainless diamond cut spokes 12 yrs. ago. Very shiny, easy to clean and they won't rust.
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Just wanted to mention...

FWIW, that appears to be Mid-glide hub from a Dyna ... I hope you're not trying to install on a Narrow-glide frontend.
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FWIW, that appears to be Mid-glide hub from a Dyna ... I hope you're not trying to install on a Narrow-glide frontend.
Forty Eight trees, 16 x 3 dual disc wire spoke wheel. Definitely unique, on my 1200R.
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Forty Eight trees, 16 x 3 dual disc wire spoke wheel. Definitely unique, only my 1200R.
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You'll probably notice the spokes having to slightly bend around each other on a 16" rim application, but don't let that stop you. Plenty have been done that way.

That's why HD went to a 32 spoke Hub (more spoke clearance) for lacing that "style" of front hub to a 16" rim on the 48 (and optionally used on the 2011-later MidGilde Custom)
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You'll probably notice the spokes having to slightly bend around each other on a 16" rim application, but don't let that stop you. Plenty have been done that way.

That's why HD went to a 32 spoke Hub for lacing that "style" of front hub to a 16" rim on the 48 (and optionally used on the 2011-later MidGilde Custom)
I'm hearing 6 5/8 for the length of the spokes I need. You have any input on that?
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