Anybody buying into the solid chrome rear wheel?

HighLiner

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I seen it on Yaffe's sight and agree that between the exhaust and extended saddlebags you don't really see the wheel. But is anybody actually doing it?
 

Bill

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I would still rather have them match, either way it is a bitch to clean...
 

QuikHD

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Mine match. Nothing bothers me more than seeing these bikes selling on Ebay for $40-60k with factory wheels on the rear!

IMO the wheels should always match
 

Beene's Baggers

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I have done several. Mine that was on the cover of "Baggers"magazine is done that way. I did it because iI
wash going to have airride and I used a new 16x5.5 rear to let the ass end sit lower. I have done it since simply to save the customer money. The wheel is typically cheaper and you can get the same as stock rear wheel and save another 200 for the rear tire. That has helped my customers be able to spend more money on something that is actually seen.
 

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Have to agree with Beenie. Chrome lip for the occasional time you see it. Otherwise, the less nooks and crannies to clean, the better. Haven't replaced my stock rear yet but if I do...
 

CamtechCustom

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I like using the solid wheel. Little less money you can spend more in better places. We usually drop a size for the stance and ride height improvements and lastly you can change the front wheel more often since new ones come out every week! Just my opinion.
 

ramnj

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I was going to change mine but decided to leave the rear stock...once I have the extended bags on you won't even see it. This pic is with the stock rear wheel.

 

Native Custom Baggers.com

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Have to agree with Beenie. Chrome lip for the occasional time you see it. Otherwise, the less nooks and crannies to clean, the better. Haven't replaced my stock rear yet but if I do...
I agree. Run the smoothie. We usually set our customers up with the 17" diameters so we have more tire choices and usually a smaller tire diameter for a lower stance.
 

ramnj

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I agree. Run the smoothie. We usually set our customers up with the 17" diameters so we have more tire choices and usually a smaller tire diameter for a lower stance.
Are you saying that a 17" with low profile tire will make the bike look lower than the stock 16" and tire?
 

Native Custom Baggers.com

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You may not be able to notice it but the bike will usually sit a little lower since the 17" tires are usually .5 - 1" smaller diameter than the 16" tires. It depends on what width and aspect ratio you have now and what you go to in a 17" diameter.
 

InMotionJosh

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I think I am going to go with a solid black rear wheel. I will probably at some point change my front wheel so the solid rear will be a good choice. I have too been debating on going with a 16 or 17 and a lower tire so that I can sit the bike lower when wanted.
 

dbell66253

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I had a smoothie rear on my last bike with regular bags and most people didn't even notice until I mentioned it. I'm going to go with streched bags on this bike and haven't decided if I'm going to do a smoothie or have my rear wheel chromed, I know I'm not going to spend money buying a matching wheel that can't be seen unless I have the bags off.
 

slothy

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last year when i ordered my wheels, the smoothie was less then 100 bucks at the time vs a matching wheel, so i just went with a matching wheel.
 

HighLiner

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last year when i ordered my wheels, the smoothie was less then 100 bucks at the time vs a matching wheel, so i just went with a matching wheel.
Since I have been pricing out new wheels I have noticed that too.
 

Classic$98

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Idk, guess I just don't care. Between my extended bags, air ride, and the stock rear aluminum wheel which I powder coated black it just kinda blends into the swingarm and tire. Different strokes for different folks.
 

HighLiner

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Idk, guess I just don't care. Between my extended bags, air ride, and the stock rear aluminum wheel which I powder coated black it just kinda blends into the swingarm and tire. Different strokes for different folks.
I don't disagree with you but if I was going to buy a solid chrome wheel I would expect to save more than $100.
 

Classic$98

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Yeah, they haven't come down in price over the years. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able to buy one for around $500 or slightly less.
 

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