21" Front Wheel

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Turk55, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Turk55

    Turk55 Active Member

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    Thinking about changing to a 21" front wheel on my 09 SG keeping stock fender, anyone done this and had any problems?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. paaniponos

    paaniponos New Member

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    I have a 21 and an 18 for the rear off of my 06 SG. Will give you a great deal.
     
  4. bigtyy

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    I have that same set-up on my 05 RKC. Only one small adjustment needed. Nudge the front fender forward a tad after installing (nose down). Some may say you don't have to do this nudge, but it helps to keep your front fender ON the bike if you hit a huge pothole. I've seen a SG with the front fender tore off (luckily he stayed on 2) after hitting a pot hole with the 21/18 set up. I have a feeling those frony fenders are not cheap either... Good luck.
     
  5. Traceman

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    Well I put a 21 on mine a year ago and when I pulled my fender off for paint I could tell where it rubbed slightly. I just drilled the rear mounting hole big enought to get a little tilt down on the nose of the fender and tightened it back up. No problems. Actually when I put the wheel on I always thought the fender angled up slightly because the front end raised up some with the bigger diameter setup. So now it looks right tilted forward.

    A buddy of mine has a Road King that did not move his fender and actually heated a spot under his fender enough to bubble the paint. Ouch!!

    Good Luck and believe me you will enjoy it and the comments you get. I do suggest going single side 13" braking if you can to show off the wheel.
     

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  6. Turk55

    Turk55 Active Member

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    Hey, thanks for all the info, going to put 21" on soon.:USA