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The way it looks now I think you'd give that new Streetfighter a run for it's money!

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The streetfighter looks indeed very interesting; but I wouldn't trade...
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I believe they're lighter than mags also. (unsprung weight)
That wasn't my experience. When I swapped to HD mags my Sportster lost 2.5KG (5.5lb US) from the front wheel alone! Overall
the unsprung weight lost was 3.4 kgs (7.5ibs US) font and rear inc tubes. That's a huge amount of unsprung weight lost by fitting
mags; which is a good thing! And no more rust! I never understood why HD would fit chrome steel rims that rot when it gets wet
and not alloy. I prefer the look of wire wheels but in terms of function I much prefer the mags.
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My experience has been that a spoked wheel is lighter than a comparably priced mag. Sure these days you can buy solid wheels that are lighter than spoked but get ready to pay for it or shop around and hope to get lucky.

I have always preferred the looks of spoked wheels and have done tubeless conversions since the 80s. You can indeed have your cake and eat it too.
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Diogenes, what spoked wheels are you running? Mine were the original 1988 HD spoked wheels with steel rims that were really heavy (compared to original 1990 HD alloys).
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