Chrome solid wheels or covers

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

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Sausage
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Chrome solid wheels or covers

#1

Post by Sausage » Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:20 am

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.



DuoDave
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Re: Chrome solid wheels or covers

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Post by DuoDave » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:50 am

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.

DuoDave
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Re: Chrome solid wheels or covers

#3

Post by DuoDave » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:10 am

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.

Cotten
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Re: Chrome solid wheels or covers

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Post by Cotten » Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:27 pm

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.

Sausage
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Re: Chrome solid wheels or covers

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Post by Sausage » Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:34 am

SS65:

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

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

suicideshovel65
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Re: Chrome solid wheels or covers

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Post by suicideshovel65 » Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:36 am

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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