Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Sportster Models
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Sportster Models 883, 883 Custom, 1200 Custom, 883L, 1200L, 1200S, 1200 Roadster, XR1200, and the Nightster.
Sponsored by: Rush Racing Products

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-09-2011, 11:55 PM
wcurdog's Avatar
wcurdog wcurdog is offline
New Guy
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 12
Default Changing front 21" wheel to 19"

Any thoughts, concerns or ideas about changing my front 21" spoke wheel to a 19" cast wheel? Will it be a direct replacement or will I have to do anything special to accomplish this?
__________________
2008 Dyna Super Glide Custom 105th Anniversary, My first Harley!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-09-2011, 11:56 PM
wcurdog's Avatar
wcurdog wcurdog is offline
New Guy
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 12
Default

Forgot to add, this is on my 2004 XL1200C, not on the 08 Dyna...
__________________
2008 Dyna Super Glide Custom 105th Anniversary, My first Harley!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-10-2011, 01:01 AM
JDstr8up's Avatar
JDstr8up JDstr8up is offline
New Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Port Orange, Fl.
Posts: 70
Default

I went from 21" spoked to 19" thunderstar on my '08 1200c. Just have to make note of axle size. You'll love the look and ride of the 19", a little more rubber for the road since
you will be running a taller and wider profile tire. wcurdog I noticed you're Dyna S.G.
is the 105 anniv. is it the copper blk paint scheme? My '08 1200c is the 105th which is also my first harley. One of these day's i will get around to post some pics.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-10-2011, 01:03 AM
garslayer's Avatar
garslayer garslayer is online now
Senior Rider
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Posts: 379
Default

I needed to change spacers and bearings; otherwise, the switch was simple.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-10-2011, 01:05 AM
wcurdog's Avatar
wcurdog wcurdog is offline
New Guy
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 12
Default

Yes, my 08 was copper and black. I no longer have that bike. Now have the 04 Sportster 1200C
__________________
2008 Dyna Super Glide Custom 105th Anniversary, My first Harley!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-10-2011, 01:11 AM
JDstr8up's Avatar
JDstr8up JDstr8up is offline
New Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Port Orange, Fl.
Posts: 70
Default

Why the change? if you don't mind my asking
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-10-2011, 05:25 AM
cHarley's Avatar
cHarley cHarley is offline
Old Fart
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boynton Beach, FloriDuh
Posts: 15,195
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JDstr8up View Post
Why the change? if you don't mind my asking
The 19" wheel carries a wider tire and that provides much better handling and about 3 times the tire mileage, over the skinny 21".

04 1200C with a 19" Thunderstar:
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
IF YOU CAN'T RIDE IT OR TAKE IT TO BED, IT AIN'T WORTH HAVING


Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
04 1200C - Hammer 1250 - Smash Heads - .560 Cams - Supertrapp - Hurricane Flow A/C - TC88A Ignition

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-10-2011, 08:01 AM
hjc950 hjc950 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 98
Default

I changed my 08 1200C to a 19" Mag. Easy switch, no mods required.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-10-2011, 09:20 AM
Razorback Rob's Avatar
Razorback Rob Razorback Rob is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 599
Default

How will the original fender look? Are the 21' and the 19' fender any different? Will there be a bigger gap when the 19' is installed? I also want to go to a 19' front.
__________________

"Its better than safe, its death proof!
________________________________
2006 1200 Custom
2005 Heritage Softail Classic
2013 Street Glide
2014 Street Bob
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-10-2011, 02:07 PM
haggis haggis is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Wales
Posts: 13
Default

cHarley, I like that front wheel, what make is it? was that an easy swop over?
cheers
Pete
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 02:07 PM
 
 
 
P
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
21" to 19" M1dniterider Evo Classic Models 9 09-21-2014 10:55 AM
WTB 21" front wheel por2gezo Want To Buy Motorcycles/Parts/Accessories 1 06-09-2014 02:48 PM
swap 21" front for a 19" dustydog2 Sportster Models 3 02-25-2014 11:10 PM
19" Heartland fender on a 21" wheel - rocker shrini23 Softail Models 1 09-04-2013 12:21 PM
Front wheel: 19" or 21"? gas27 Touring Models 14 01-24-2010 12:24 PM


Tags
1200, 1200c, 19, 2004, 21, 40, cast, change, custom, front, harley, sportser, sportster, wheel, wheels


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 PM.


Internet Brands, Inc.