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Old 11-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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Well, I finally got my Roaring Toyz 21" front wheel kit on my Vaquero. It's the PM Luxe platinum contrast cut wheel with a Dunlop Elite III 120/70 tire. I love it!! In January, I will disassemble the bike for custom paint. It will be similar to the Roaring Toyz custom Vaquero. It should hopefully be done by mid February.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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I like the wheel, but not sure if I like the look on the bike.

Are you planning to do something to make the bike ride level instead of looking like it is going up hill all the time? Rake the front end? Slide the forks up in the triple tree?

I am planning to eventually do a 21" wheel on my Mean Streak. Going to do the 8 degree rake this december and the wheel as soon as funds are replenished.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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I like the wheel, but not sure if I like the look on the bike.

Are you planning to do something to make the bike ride level instead of looking like it is going up hill all the time? Rake the front end? Slide the forks up in the triple tree?

I am planning to eventually do a 21" wheel on my Mean Streak. Going to do the 8 degree rake this december and the wheel as soon as funds are replenished.
I already slid the forks up into the tree. My driveway is on a slight slope, so the look might be an optical illusion. If it is uneven, I'll move the forks a little more.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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Looks great!

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #5
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I already slid the forks up into the tree. My driveway is on a slight slope, so the look might be an optical illusion. If it is uneven, I'll move the forks a little more.
Probably what it is. Definitely looks like it is going up hill.

Have you noticed any difference in handling.
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Actually it is going uphill. The garage floor has the front wheel and it is higher than the drive way.

Looks good. Any wheel wobble? How does it handle fair sized bumps?
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real nice i really like th 21 rim look
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #8
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Well, I finally got my Roaring Toyz 21" front wheel kit on my Vaquero. It's the PM Luxe platinum contrast cut wheel with a Dunlop Elite III 120/70 tire. I love it!! In January, I will disassemble the bike for custom paint. It will be similar to the Roaring Toyz custom Vaquero. It should hopefully be done by mid February.
looks great, good job I plan on doing the same thing as far as the wheel goes. I'm interested in your opinion on how the hanndling has been affected.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #9
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I like the wheel, but not sure if I like the look on the bike.

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I'm thinking the same, vaquero's look is not bagger or custom like.. it looks some weird and too heavy at front.

That wheel is beautiful.. i want it for my vn900 custom se right now!

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:15 AM   #10
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I'm thinking the same, vaquero's look is not bagger or custom like.. it looks some weird and too heavy at front.

That wheel is beautiful.. i want it for my vn900 custom se right now!

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I have to disagree, I think the vaquero has a very custom look, and a bagger look. Just take a look at the vaquero that roaring toys customized, it could stand next to any customized HD roadglide (bagger) with the larger wheel
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