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Fitting a 1967 to 1972 Wheel to a 1958 FLH ?

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Motorcyclemike
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Fitting a 1967 to 1972 Wheel to a 1958 FLH ?

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Post by Motorcyclemike » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:53 pm

I got a guy that wants to sell me a rim off a 68FL !
Question is : Will this fit my 1958 FLH front or rear with maybe a different axles spacer ?
I don't want to have to change axles or brake backing plate... ect !
Thanks to all that take....Time i advise me.
MCM



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Re: Fitting a 1967 to 1972 Wheel to a 1958 FLH ?

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:32 pm

At the very least you will have to change axles. Mixing and trying to match rear brake parts from different eras is an exercise in futility. It's easier to find the proper hub to begin with....bosheff

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Re: Fitting a 1967 to 1972 Wheel to a 1958 FLH ?

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:35 pm

Mike,
It won't work. From '67 up the wheel bearings changed completelyand the only way to make it work is with the entire brake assembly,spacers, axle, etc. Lots of expense. And star hub wheels are not too hard to find so don't waste your money and effort on a "Mid Star" as folks call them.
Robbie

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Re: Fitting a 1967 to 1972 Wheel to a 1958 FLH ?

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Post by Motorcyclemike » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:51 pm

Thanks because he told me LOL.....that IF i bought it....it was a done deal.....No returns !
I think he knew it would not fit with out lots of other internal parts too !
I sure will stick to the roller bearing and with the *star* hub assembly !

You both have sure saved me.....from grief and Money too.
You are greatly appreciated !

MCM

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Re: Fitting a 1967 to 1972 Wheel to a 1958 FLH ?

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Post by mr. z » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:49 pm

Not only that, star hub wheels are a beauty to behold, a '67-'72 mid star just doesn't compare

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