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Indian has had some DOT / road legal DT3 tires made for them from Dunlop:

Dunlop DT3-R tires
120/70R19 60V / 19" x 3" front rim
150/70R18 60V / 18" x 4.25" rear rim

So, the question is, might these rims work with a Sportster...?



Would love to be able to use these wheels & tires on a cafe sporty build...!?!
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I mean, I guess getting a set of wheels laced up would be the way to go, I was just looking on eBay for rims that would fit the DT3-Rs...

Maybe I need to do more reading into what hubs & rims & spokes & such folks are using for their cafes & flat trackers...
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FWIW the wheels and tires for a 16+ Roadster are the exact same sizes and the wheels are cheap at about $330/ea...however be aware that the front wheel and a 120 tire will NOT work with the narrow glide forks on most Sportsters. I am running a 16+ Roadster rear wheel on my 08, a direct swap since it is the first year for 25mm axles.
With mid glide triple trees, the right wheel bearings, and some custom spacers it MIGHT be possible to get those wheels to work but way too much trouble IMHO, would stick with HD stuff.

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FWIW the wheels and tires for a 16+ Roadster are the exact same sizes and the wheels are cheap at about $330/ea...however be aware that the front wheel and a 120 tire will NOT work with the narrow glide forks on most Sportsters. I am running a 16+ Roadster rear wheel on my 08, a direct swap since it is the first year for 25mm axles.
With mid glide triple trees, the right wheel bearings, and some custom spacers it MIGHT be possible to get those wheels to work but way too much trouble IMHO, would stick with HD stuff.

Oh man, it is funny, I was just looking at that exact same pic in a thread over in the Dirt, Offroad, & Adventure sub-forum. Saw a set of those rims on eBay, but they want 2 grand for them! What source are you looking at for the 330/per pricing?

I know I would need to go to a mid-glide front end, & there would be the issue of fitment with a 2005 frame?

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New Castle HD has them for about $330, that is where I bought mine. IIRC Cvaria did get the front wheel to work on his bike, spacing is not exactly mid glide so took some spacers, etc. I'm lazy so I'm living with mismatched wheels, may eventually get the front powder coated so at least the color matches...

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Rear:
https://shop.newcastlehd.com/part/40900399
or
https://www.surdyke.com/PartsMain.as...Name=&CatName=

Front:
https://shop.newcastlehd.com/part/43300416
or
https://www.surdyke.com/PartsMain.as...Name=&CatName=

Pretty sure 1" bearings in the 15mm width do exist. Factory on the 3/4" and 1" bearings is 21mm wide, but the 25mm bearings are 15mm wide, and the bearing cups are shallower in the newer wheels to accommodate that. Might be a really easy swap on an 05-07 if you just run a thinner bearing. I can't find 15mm wide 3/4" bearings, so no go on the 04, but it looks doable on an 05.

The front is a much bigger hassle unless you want a full CX front end. But if you're putting a full front end on just for a wheel, why stop at a heavy cast HD rim? Forged Marchesinis sound pretty good
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New Castle HD has them for about $330, that is where I bought mine. IIRC Cvaria did get the front wheel to work on his bike, spacing is not exactly mid glide so took some spacers, etc. I'm lazy so I'm living with mismatched wheels, may eventually get the front powder coated so at least the color matches...
Good deal, will look to New Castle HD when the time comes!

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P.S. - Your image link is broke...
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Good deal, will look to New Castle HD when the time comes!

Thanks!

P.S. - Your image link is broke...
Fixed the image link. BTW if you were to use the rear wheel you could probably go w/ 25 mm bearings, axle, and spacers....looks like HD did not change the swingarm or adjusters when they went from 1 inch (25.4 mm) to 25 mm in 2008 (but double check all that of course)
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