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Default XL 1200CX Wheels on 2020 883 iron

Looking at swapping out the stock wheels on my 2020 883 iron with a set of the wheels from a 2016 XL 1200CX (Front 19x3 and Rear 18x4.25).

Has anyone done something similar to this and if so, was there any modifications that needed to be done or specific tire(s) that should be used?
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I installed the rear on my 2008 XL1200R and it was a direct swap...however the front will not work with the narrow glide forks on my bike or yours. Rear tire is a 150/70-18, I'm running a Pirelli Scorpion Trail II and like it a lot, on my second one...

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Thanks BLuto.

Do you have chance have the PN to that wheel?
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yep rear wheel pn is 40900399, about $330 from the online HD parts vendors Wheel is bare so you need an installation kit 41451-08C or bearings, spacer, and stem ordered separately...
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New wheel and tire (Dunlop American Elite 180/55-18). Had enough room without making modifications with the exception of removing the belt guard.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NV7hbRJAFWthh9Hx9

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New wheel and tire (Dunlop American Elite 180/55-18). Had enough room without making modifications with the exception of removing the belt guard.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NV7hbRJAFWthh9Hx9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bTWjSaGn63vab4oc8
I added midglide trees to my '06 Roadster to fit 16 x 3 front wheel. Should work for your front wheel choice as well.
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Pete,

Where did you get your mid glide conversion from?
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I added midglide trees to my '06 Roadster to fit 16 x 3 front wheel. Should work for your front wheel choice as well.
A few years back someone here installed a XL1200CX front wheel on a regular Sportster using mid glide triple trees and IIRC they needed to make custom axle spacers as the upside down CX forks are not exactly midglide width. I don't recall if brake caliper spacing was an issue. So anyway it can be done but it isn't a direct swap like the rear CX wheel on 08+ Sportsters...
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Pete,

Where did you get your mid glide conversion from?
I didn't buy any conversion. What I was doing was totally custom. I have a Roadster, so dual front discs. I also wanted a 16 x 3 wire wheel. There was nothing to draw from, had to find what would work and make the rest. I bought trees used, from a Forty Eight. I couldn't use that axle or wheel, didn't work for what I was doing. I used my lower legs, since they were dual disc. I then had to fab an axle to work with the axle size from my '06 Roadster. I bought a used BT axle, plenty long , but the right diameter. I cut it shorter and on a lathe, I turned down what needed to be turned to remake the left end, and threaded it. Then of course I made spacers. I was using Tokico calipers, so I already had spacers for them, but had to add some to work with the mid glide. I ended up using a rotor spacer on one side. It was a job, figuring out everything. I laced my own black rim to chrome spokes as well.



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See http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread...1989881&page=3

and https://www.hdforums.com/forum/sport...wheel-p-n.html

for more info on getting the front CX wheel to fit with midglide triple trees...
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