Chrome solid wheels or covers

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Sausage
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Chrome solid wheels or covers

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Post by Sausage » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:35 pm

Description: I find these Chrome Wheel or possibly Chrome Wheel Covers really cool.

Post by Sausage on Jan 12, 2004, 5:20am

Hello:

I find these Chrome Wheel or possibly Chrome Wheel Covers really cool.

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To the best of your knowledge were they?

1) Solid Wheels or Covers?

2) Factory optional or Aftermarket.

3) Specific to Front End only?

Thank you again.

Post by DuoDave on Jan 12, 2004, 10:50am

If you go to the book section of this site and find Greg Fields excellent book on Knuckleheads, you will see that the Knuckle on the cover is fitted with solid wheels. The wheels were made by the Wolfe Wheel Company in Akront, Ohio. They are solid wheels, not covers, made by welding the wheel disc and rim onto the original H-D hub. I don't know if they are the same as the wheels in your photos, there may have been other manufacturers doing similar stuff.

Post by DuoDave on Jan 12, 2004, 11:10am

I just had a closer look at the photo of the 65 Electra Glide (the other photo is not coming up). It is not easy to make out, but I think this is a bolt on wheel trim. I've only seen these on front wheels. I think they are an aftermarket item. Maybe somebody with more experience can tell you more.

Post by Cotten on Jan 12, 2004, 1:27pm

Dave's right, the '65 has a vintage aftermarket bolt-on cover.
I believe they may be stainless. All I can tell you beyond that is that everybody wants one.

Post by Sausage on Jan 15, 2004, 4:34am

SS65:

I am allo over it.
Is this the same cover?

http://www.harleysons.de/1951%20for%20sale.htm

Post by suicideshovel65 on Jan 15, 2004, 5:36am

don't know - looks more conical perhaps.
didn't check diameters or anything, but just thought I'd point it out quickly.
Have also posted with another link to the turn signals you mentioned in your other post.



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