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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Spoked wheels

I've noticed that only quite early carb model Americas have spoked wheels. I really want them, is finding an early binned America the only way of acquiring these? Or do spoked wheels from other models fit?

Also an issue would be the twin disc set up on later Speedmasters being converted to a single disc as on early Americas.

Would be interested to hear what people have done, surely I can't be the only one that isn't too keen on cast wheels?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 07:06 PM
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Hey Mike, search and you will find options. Was touched on here
https://www.triumphrat.net/cruisers-a...heel-swap.html
and has been discussed before.

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Strange as it may seem, many people prefer the Cast Wheels (not me). I wonder if you offered a trade would you get any takers?? The only drawback to owning a Triumph is the lack of readily available aftermarket parts. When I wanted an 18inch spoked rim for my Sportster I had a choice of many vendors on eBay, not so easy with other brands.
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Strange as it may seem, many people prefer the Cast Wheels (not me). I wonder if you offered a trade would you get any takers?? The only drawback to owning a Triumph is the lack of readily available aftermarket parts. When I wanted an 18inch spoked rim for my Sportster I had a choice of many vendors on eBay, not so easy with other brands.
Yeah this would be my ideal situation, with cash either way pending tyre condition or faff for the individual. But if anyone is reading this with spoked wheels and would like cast, please let me know.

But then that does raise the issue for the person receiving a cast wheel set up for twin discs as surely the mounts would be on show and look daft. Unless someone wants to swap entire front ends but then it's getting a bit much!

I've seen British Customs do a wheel kit but it's about $1500.
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hi mike, iv'e got a set of wheels for america with tyres email me.saph
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hi mike, iv'e got a set of wheels for america with tyres email me.saph
Can't see your email address in your profile?
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hi, sorry ,[email protected] thanks saph
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