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Old 23rd October 2007
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Mysoon to be UNCLE GRAY killed my 21in wheel
on sunday he ran over a BIG ASH ROCK !!
that then came my way had a softball size part of it hit my front tire

I didn't put it down was able to ride it home about 90miles

number one H&D WANTS $604.?? TO PUT A NEW 21IN WIRE WHEEL ON
the 21 has aways felt funny in turns put new springs in little better
so now i am thinking of putting a 19in mag on my

who's done this and did it help in turns???
PS. my 90 or so miles back home felt so fun shaking and shaking like a
old the arms did get a good work out
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My 21 inch front wheel with a ME880 tire does great in the twisties. Your choice of tire will have a bigger impact than the wheel size. Sounds like you need to give eBay a browse to see what is available now. I'm sure you would be happy with a 19 inch mag. Just be sure you put good rubber on whatever you choose.
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90 miles on a bent rim>? glad you are still here to post about it!
I was thinking the stock 21 was about 300 and another 120 for a new metzler installed. $604 seems awfully steep unless there are other things broken.
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afterthought: cant you just buy a hoop and lace her back up? Re-use your hub and all that?
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You made me curious about the price. The stock laced wheel is part number 43557-05 with a msrp of $410.
The stock mag wheel is part number 43338-00 with a msrp of $313.

The laced stock wheel is much more expensive than the mag.

The profiled laced wheel is part number 44610-05 with a msrp of $475.

(all of this was from my '05 parts catalog)

Edit: The 21 inch hoop is part number 43662-80B with a msrp of $135.
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"PS. my 90 or so miles back home felt so fun shaking and shaking like a
old the arms did get a good work out"


If it was so much fun riding it home like this why not keep it.
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Before you spend all kinds of money, why not check E-Ghey for 21" or 19" wheels at the 1/3 of the cost of new.

I just can't justify giving H-D $$$ 6 bills for a new wheel!!
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410.95 axul & rim?? can't make it out
16.95 tube
1.95 rim strap
103.95 tire
72.90 labor =606.70 + tax .06
=$$643.10
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...161141283&rd=1

19" Front and 16" rear 2007 laced wheels for $200.

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The 21 inch hoop is part number 43662-80B with a msrp of $135.
plus labor and maybe spokes.
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