Info help - Wheel options

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Terry Jackson, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Terry Jackson

    Terry Jackson Member

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    On the touring and softtail models, some list the steel laced wheel as standard, with a "Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced" as an option.

    I can't find any info on these wheels.
    What would be the advantages?
    What do they weigh, compared to the stock wheels?
    Would they be worth the extra money?

    I can't find the info on the HD site anywhere.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    The two quick advantages are no tube and the ability to plug the tire if you get a puncture. Tubeless tires run a little cooler and that will make them last a little longer.
     
  3. rhino 2

    rhino 2 Active Member

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    I agree, Also with tubes when/if you have a puncture the tire will go flat almost immediately, Where a tubeless holds air quite a bit longer before going completely flat.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Steel laced needs tubes. Same spoke wheels that have been used for years.
    The Softail Deluxe and Heritage Softail Classic will be available with a new optional “tubeless” Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair. No tube and chrome over aluminum.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012