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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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nomad wheels on a classic

I am considering putting nomad wheels on my 2002 1500 classic. I understand the issues with the front wheel. I also understand the rear wheel is supposed to be a direct bolt on. The question is..... What year nomad wheels will work? Looking on ebay, not all nomad rear wheels look the same. Your input is needed and appreciated.
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I did as much research as I could and I bit the bullet and purchased wheels from a 2004 Nomad. From what I found the rear is a direct bolt up but the front will take some massaging. So I will update as I go.
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I did as much research as I could and I bit the bullet and purchased wheels from a 2004 Nomad. From what I found the rear is a direct bolt up but the front will take some massaging. So I will update as I go.
Very interested on how you make out! I have a Drifter which I believe has similar front end dimensions as the Classic. I picked up a set of Nomad mags many years ago with the intention of fitting them to the Drifter but haven't got around to it yet.
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Here it is a nomad front wheel on my classic
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Very interested on how you make out! I have a Drifter which I believe has similar front end dimensions as the Classic. I picked up a set of Nomad mags many years ago with the intention of fitting them to the Drifter but haven't got around to it yet.
The Drifter, both 800 and 1500, use the same front forks as a Fuel Injected Classic of similar years. As for wheel fitting, I'll send you a PM to a page that deals with that specifically.

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Here it is a nomad front wheel on my classic
Nice! Man that looks sharp!
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VERY I treated in this myself. Get rid of the spokes.
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Please don't leave us hanging, how'd you make the front wheel fit?
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Here it is a nomad front wheel on my classic
Thanks for posting white buf!

Looks really nice! Seem that you made up a plate to cover the disk bolt holes on the right hand side of the wheel????
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Spent time researching spacer dimensions and spent time machining the right hand brake rotor mounting lugs off and a final wet sand and polish. I had some extra machining to do because I started with a Nomad wheel that was for an electronic speedo and I have a mechanical and I wanted to keep a functional speedo and had to machine the speedo drive as well. Here are the latest pictures as it sits now. If I have time this winter I will pull it back a part and takes pictures and measurements of all the work that was done.
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