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SteveS
Male Advanced Member
1208 Posts
[Mentor]


Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Harley-Davidson

2018 Tri-Gliide

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  10:48 AM   DetailDetail                        Like
Poll Question:
My take on Spoked Wheels:


Results:
I have them and like them   [39%] 37 votes 
I have them and wish I didn't   [4%] 4 votes 
I don't have them and wish I had them   [4%] 4 votes 
I don't have them and don't want them   [52%] 49 votes 
= Guests (39 votes)


Poll Status: Closed  »»   Total Votes: 94 counted  »»   Last Vote: 11/06/2005 6:37 PM 

kiddal
Male Advanced Member
1561 Posts
[Mentor]


SE, Indiana
USA

Kawasaki

KLR650

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  11:22 AM
None of the above. They came on the bike I wanted. Don't really care one way or another. They're round, they roll.
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Mikey
Male Senior Member
287 Posts


Benton, Kentucky
USA

Harley-Davidson

FLHTCI/XL/FXDL

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  11:54 AM
I have them on my Electraglide & on the front wheel of my Sportster. I think that the spoke wheel looks best on a classic motorcycle like the Electraglide; the Sportster looks good with either spoke or cast wheels. The Low Rider came with polished & black cast wheels; I changed them out to the Thunderstar chrome five-spoke wheels & they really look good.

Edited by - Mikey on 10/31/2005 11:55 AM
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Duane
Male Advanced Member
863 Posts
[Mentor]


Buffalo, New York
USA

Suzuki

Boulevard C90T

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  11:57 AM
quote:
Originally posted by kiddal

None of the above. They came on the bike I wanted. Don't really care one way or another. They're round, they roll.



ditto
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don_hud
Advanced Member
1077 Posts
[Mentor]


Houston, Texas
USA

Yamaha

1997 Virago XV1100

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  12:17 PM
4 have spoke wheels
1 has steel wheels
1 has alloy wheels

No real problems with any of them. I have and prefer the alloy wheels on my big bike because I like having the tubeless tires. I carry a tire plug kit and air compressor so that if I have problems miles from home, I would like to be able to plug the leak, air it up and continue on my way. It's not easy to patch a tube on the road.
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SteveS
Male Advanced Member
1208 Posts
[Mentor]


Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Harley-Davidson

2018 Tri-Gliide

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  12:48 PM
I have 'em and like them.
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bkikkert
Male Advanced Member
847 Posts
[Mentor]


Cornwall, Ontario
Canada

Harley-Davidson

Ultra Classic '08

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  1:50 PM
I think the spoked wheel thing has run its course. Both types of wheels have their pros and cons and it's simply a matter of choice...

No more please
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bimota
Starting Member
1 Posts


Powder Springs, Ga
USA

Honda

CBR1000F

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  3:42 PM
My KLR650,
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Mydlyfkryzis
Senior Member
274 Posts
[Mentor]


West Milford, NJ
USA

Honda

1991 Nighthawk 750

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  8:47 PM
CB360: Spoked
NH750: Cast Aluminum

Cast wins hands down for me. Have em both. I prefer the cast for ease of cleanup and no maintenance.
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DoubleDip
Senior Member
262 Posts


Erlanger, Kentucky
USA

Yamaha

650 V-Star Silverado

Posted - 11/01/2005 :  1:30 AM
quote:
Originally posted by kiddal

None of the above. They came on the bike I wanted. Don't really care one way or another. They're round, they roll.



Ditto for me.
Bruce
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Sox Fan
Male Senior Member
419 Posts
[Mentor]


Kerhonkson, NY
USA

Suzuki

DL 650

Posted - 11/01/2005 :  11:56 AM
quote:
Originally posted by kiddal

None of the above. They came on the bike I wanted. Don't really care one way or another. They're round, they roll.



Yup. I voted "have them and like them" because there wasn't a "have them because they were on the bike I bought" option. They weren't even one of the things I considered when trying to decide what kind of bike to buy.
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rob
Starting Member
8 Posts


surrey, bc
Canada

Harley-Davidson

fxdl

Posted - 11/06/2005 :  6:40 PM
Ordered my 96 fxdl with spokes although it was an extra $200.00 option. A bitch to keep clean and probably not the most maitanence free mc wheel's on the market today but I like the look's and try not to complain too much about the extra work.
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marsam
Male Advanced Member
510 Posts
[Mentor]


Birkirkara
Malta

Yamaha

Dragstar & Vmax

Posted - 11/29/2005 :  7:52 AM   Join poster on Facebook as Friend  
Spoked wheels are nice on cruisers and add to the nostalgic look. However they are a pain to clean and keep clean.
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