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Dan, I didn't look at all your stuff yet...(and didn't check for overall width spacing for wheel spacer "Re-Use")

But regarding a Rear wheel in general, you don't have the option of choosing which will be the Right or Left...You have two different sized Bolt holes (Pulley and Rotor)


Regarding your Rear wheel, the "Brake" side is the Brake side (Regardless of Sporty or Big Twin) and goes on the LEFT of your Sporty

Typically (but not always) the Shallow side is the "Primary Bearing" (or Brake) side on Harley OE wheels, but different on this BST wheel (Deeper is "Primary").

I was able to pull up the BST Drawing on that wheel and confirmed that the Left "Brake" side is the deeper of the Two.

Install the First bearing on the "Brake" side (3/8"-16 holes) and place on the Left of your Bike



Edit: Btw, regarding Rear wheels again...Hub Centerlines and Rim Centerlines are NOT the Same. They are Offset
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I believe the shallower bearing pocket goes on the left, and that is the first bearing installed. Harley OEM wheels mark that side with score lines through the hub on that side. The right side bearing pocket is deeper, to ensure the bearing doesn't bottom out, but rather rides on the inner spacer. I suspect BST marks the right hub "brake" as it's likely the same hub part used on all their Harley wheels, most of which would be opposite of our Sportsters.
But did you check the bolt holes to see if they match the rotor or the sprocket? I'd think they'd mark the hub that has the correct sized holes
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Dan, I didn't look at all your stuff yet...(and didn't check for overall width spacing for wheel spacer "Re-Use")

But regarding a Rear wheel in general, you don't have the option of choosing which will be the Right or Left...You have two different sized Bolt holes (Pulley and Rotor)


Regarding your Rear wheel, the "Brake" side is the Brake side (Regardless of Sporty or Big Twin) and goes on the LEFT of your Sporty

Typically (but not always) the Shallow side is the "Primary Bearing" (or Brake) side on Harley OE wheels, but different on this BST wheel (Deeper is "Primary").

I was able to pull up the BST Drawing on that wheel and confirmed that the Left "Brake" side is the deeper of the Two.

Install the First bearing on the "Brake" side (3/8"-16 holes) and place on the Left of your Bike



Edit: Btw, regarding Rear wheels again...Hub Centerlines and Rim Centerlines are NOT the Same. They are Offset
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But did you check the bolt holes to see if they match the rotor or the sprocket? I'd think they'd mark the hub that has the correct sized holes
I thought I had replied to Multihdrdr shortly after his post...but apparently not.

You are both clearly correct. This is why I post on an open forum so I can get feedback. Thanks to both of you. I went back and reviewed everything.

Today, I pulled the bearings out of the rear wheel and put them back in, seating the one on the side (clearly) marked "brake". I didn't take many pictures this time, but I mounted up the brake rotor and pulley. When I mounted up the wheel, things appear to centered fairly well.



I used a straight edge to check from the front pulley to rear, seemed liked it was correct. The rotor is slightly off center (to left), but pretty close.



Then I mounted up the frontend with the spacers made by my neighbor. We believe we have it centered the best we can.



I tried taking pictures showing the rotors centered in the brake calipers, but they really don't show much. But, the calipers have an area where the casting comes (relatively) close to the rotor on both sides, we used that when measuring to make sure everything was centered. See green arrows below.



Now it's time to get serious about picking out tires and finding a shop I trust to mount them. Also, I'll disassemble the front end and powder coat the raw aluminium pieces.
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Great to see progress and pleased that the forum has your back Community working as it should; helping each other rather than competing to see who can be the biggest asshole like on so many other online groups

Good luck in deciding on tyres and the fitter Does your neighbour install tyres?
For some reason I also thought you had a black rear belt sprocket on that bike. Obviously from the photos, I was mistaken. Probably one of the others I'm thinking of...
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For some reason I also thought you had a black rear belt sprocket on that bike.
Once upon a time... The blacked out wheels that were on this bike (and the black sprocket) are now
on the orange bike. This pulley was just laying around (one of several spares laying about). I'm planning on going chain, so this pulley won't be staying on.
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Glad you're making progress.

I know of a shop if you don't mind coming down my way ...
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Glad to see you are getting everything straight Dan. For some reason I just noticed your Cam cover...is that a stock cover or modified? It looks neat to me.

Please find somebody trustworthy to mount tires on those great rims!!

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Very slow progress, but progress none the less. I'll be *VERY* happy to have the bike rolling again. It has been in the middle of my garage on that lift for a very long time.

Did you confirm with your local shop that they have mounted tires on CF wheels? As long as they have a regular tire mounting setup or something like a No-Mar setup, shouldn't be any different than any other wheel. Just can't use spoons on them...
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It's the stock cam cover cut down. The stock cover is much larger than needed. A number of years ago there used to be a bunch of threads about doing it. I did that a long time ago now, if I were to do it again I would leave the lower left locating pin. I haven't had a problem with alignment/movement, but it's recommended to leave it. Guys have done some decent jobs chopping their covers while still mounted on the bike, but usually it's recommended to pull the rocker covers (relieve pressure on the lifters/cams) and then pull the cover to cut it. It's just aluminium and cuts easy enough, a bit of sanding and polishing and it's good to go.

I plan on painting mine wrinkle black soon, to match the rest of the motor.

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Very slow progress, but progress none the less. I'll be *VERY* happy to have the bike rolling again. It has been in the middle of my garage on that lift for a very long time.

Did you confirm with your local shop that they have mounted tires on CF wheels? As long as they have a regular tire mounting setup or something like a No-Mar setup, shouldn't be any different than any other wheel. Just can't use spoons on them...
They certainly have a tire machine, I've seen it. I will ask if they have mounted on CF wheels. I'd suggest coming down and checking out the shop and speaking with the owner in person to be comfortable with them. Would you want them to get the tires for you also?
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