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Both are good in certain situations, but it has to be a mag or a custom billet wheel.
Far less maintinence. Spoke wheels are super strong coming from a ex Moto-x racer
stand point. The only thing wrong with them is they tend to pinch holes in the tubes
after awhile from hitting big bumps. From low pressures.

The MoCo spokes are notorious for corroding after 3-5 months or so, which makes
them look like dog sh*t after long. Don't know why they don't resolve the
problem. The look (spoke or mag) is in the eye of the beholder. Both are good.
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I have not decided on either but to give info both ways i love spokes if they are twisted, my friends has his front wheel with twisted spokes, the twinkle in daylight and from street lights at night.

I have stock mags on mine now, but if i do buy some rims they are going to be mags again, I don't like the idea of a tube in my tire, but that is just personal preference. My brother has a 91 softail that had a flat, and the guy who fixed it really messed up just mounting the tire and tube.

If i'm going to spend money on buying a rim its not going to be something everyone else has that is for sure.
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I voted spokes. Only reason I voted that is cause I like the 120 spoke wheels at lickscycles.com. They are cool as shit on a winter day. .. ... Skip that last sentence. lol

If I didn't have those, i would want my mags.

Third on the list is the diecast wheels from harley.
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I dunno I can't decide it's either spokes or ummm spokes

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mags always look better to me
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I like mags. Easier to maintain in my opinion. Don't have to worry about trueing them ever. Plus usually are easier to clean.
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I like the looks of spokes, but wouldn't have them on my bike due to the increased maintenance, and my dislike of innertubes.

At some point, I may have my factory mags powder coated for a semi-custom look.
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I picked spokes cause the look of mags just dont do it for me. True cleaning spokes is a PITA, but if I actually cleaned them I would want mags for the ease of cleaning.
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I like the look of spokes. That being said, they are alot easier to KEEP in good shape than GET BACK in good shape. Unless you are riding off road, they don't require truing very often at all. If you hit something hard enough to knock it out of true, the rim's probably bent and outa go in the trash anyhow. I don't like having to run a tube though. Mags on my drum brake Ironhead? Hmmmmm.....
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Gotta love the shine on my "smooth" laced wheels on my '05.

Do they make a "polished" mag for a Sporty? Maybe from being a car guy, or a crow , I like a shine on my wheels.
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