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Old 05-05-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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I know that tons of guys are running a triumph hub laced to a harley rim to run on their triumph, but is anyone running just the harley rim itself? Why or why can't you if the rear end will accept the axle diameter? Offset? Just a question, may be a dumb one, but I have to know.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Offset for one. Try doing a search, I'm pretty sure there are a few threads about this.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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There would be no advantage and several disadvantages to using the entire Harley wheel. Axle size, length, compatibility with brake drums, gearing options, the list could go on and on. The rims are both 40 hole with similar spoke angles. Why go out of your way to create an issue when lacing the H-D rim to the triumph hub covers it all!
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Alignment of the sprocket is the biggest issue. Its easy and of course period correct to use the drum but a disc is better if you find the right hub and sprocket offset to clear the tire. I think a 5" hub will work. I just measured mine its about 5" between the disc and sprocket with a 1/2" dished sprocket.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:54 PM   #5
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Wire wheels can be adjusted for offset. If you loosen all of the right side spokes, and then tighten all of the left side spokes the same amount, the rim will move to the left. I still doubt there's very many instances where it's worthwhile to install the whole wheel instaed of just lacing up the rim.
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Ok I see you point. Guess I'll try to find a triumph hub then. Thanks for the input.
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