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  1. Early 45 WL 16" Wheel for Trade for later 18"

    Good morning Gents,

    I have (per Palmer) a pre-1942 16" wheel for a 45" WL. I had it mounted on my 1946 WL. Hub was serviced, wheel relaced with stainless spokes (from 45 Restoration). Both rim and hub may be original black paint. I bought the wheel off the Bay about 4 years ago, it was very crusty and dusty with lots of broken spokes. I wiped it down, new spokes, rebuilt hub and then put about 2000 miles on it. Firestone replica tire from Coker installed. I am looking to trade YOU for a post-1942 18" wheel, black. No chrome please. Original paint or looking original is desired, in usable condition. I would prefer to not have to relace the wheel, but what do you have? Ok to need a hub rebuild. Do not need a tire, Firestone ANS waiting to be mounted.

    I can send better pictures if interested, these are all resized to fit on the forum.



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    Last edited by Architect; 08-07-2018 at 06:31 AM.
    1946 WL Solo
    1970 FLH
    1991 Sportster XLH
    1997 Wide Glide FXDWG
    2005 Road Glide FLTRI

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    Re: Early 45 WL 16" Wheel for Trade for later 18"

    Only 1940 used that drum & 16" wheel.The drum is 1940 & earlier,not '41..1940 was first 16" rim..as per Palmers books

  3. Re: Early 45 WL Wheel for Trade - 16" for 18"

    Thank you for the clarification.
    1946 WL Solo
    1970 FLH
    1991 Sportster XLH
    1997 Wide Glide FXDWG
    2005 Road Glide FLTRI

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