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Old 11-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #21
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Took it for a test ride today and I like it. Rides real nice.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:31 PM   #22
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The 1995 "mag" rims will replace a 2006 spoked ones ?, in other words, which 90's mag rims will replace 2000+'s spoked rims ? (EN500's)

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:37 PM   #23
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Far as I know they used three styles of rims on the EN500 Vulcan 500. 2 Aluminum I have seen and the spokes. They are more or less interchangeable with a few minor things that you have to deal with.

Biggest one being the speedo gear is on the opposite side on later years, IE aluminum wheel years had speedo gear on the side with the Brake. Later years Spoked had on other side. When I installed my Aluminum rims I noticed the forks have 2 nubs that keep the speedo gear from spinning. Those nubs arent on the side of the brakes so the speedo gear has some play in it.

Other than that is was more or less a plug and play changeover. Unbolted from one straight from the other.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:38 PM   #24
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I have heard '91-'95. But I know '95 will.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #25
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I have heard '91-'95. But I know '95 will.
85 to 90 LTD 454 will also fit.
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85 to 90 LTD 454 will also fit.
thats good to know. are they the same rims as the 95's?
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:49 PM   #27
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thats good to know. are they the same rims as the 95's?
I believe they are,just less "Black" on them.Here is a close up of the 454 wheel.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:48 PM   #28
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85 to 90 LTD 454 will also fit.
Just recieved my 1985 EN450 mags today in the mail, $75 shipped off of ebay with the rubber dampner, wheel spacers,and speedo drive!!! Now for a month of polising
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:16 AM   #29
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Few annoyances I noticed. Front Axle nut can't be torqued all the way or it causes issues with the speedo gear. The speedo gear on the left side by the disk for the brakes doesn't have the nubs to keep it in place. It seems to work fine but like I said. Couldn't torque the Axle nut all the way. Lilo blue lock tite and it shouldn't be a problem.
I read on another forum that the A and C speedo gears are slightly different and that the A speedo gear needs to be used with the A wheels.
I wonder if this is why you can't torque the axle nut all the way?

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I read on another forum that the A and C speedo gears are slightly different and that the A speedo gear needs to be used with the A wheels.
I wonder if this is why you can't torque the axle nut all the way?
I keep going thru speedo cables. Maybe that's why?
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