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Has anyone swapped out their 900 Classic spoke wheels for some form of custom wheel? If so, what brand, from where and how much were they? Thanks!
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I asked about this 6-8 months ago and found no joy. Basically, the custom rims will cost as much as true aftermarket cast rims. And you would have trouble with the front one mounting properly per it has a larger diameter than our stock rim & tire. You might could make it work if you swapped the fender also, but I would take good meaurements first. As for the rear wheel, I didn't get to deep into how well that would work after I realized the front one was going to be out of my price range and a pain to make fit. For what you are going to end up spending, you probably would be better off just getting aftermarket rims & tires that will fit without having to modify to much else on the bike. Good luck.

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I asked about this 6-8 months ago and found no joy. Basically, the custom rims will cost as much as true aftermarket cast rims. And you would have trouble with the front one mounting properly per it has a larger diameter than our stock rim & tire. You might could make it work if you swapped the fender also, but I would take good meaurements first. As for the rear wheel, I didn't get to deep into how well that would work after I realized the front one was going to be out of my price range and a pain to make fit. For what you are going to end up spending, you probably would be better off just getting aftermarket rims & tires that will fit without having to modify to much else on the bike. Good luck.
He's not asking about the 900 Custom wheels...he's asking about actual custom wheels.

That being said, meancycles.com has a few vendors; I'd start there.

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Last year I swapped out my 900 Classic spokes for some new RC Components rims. I got new rims, tires, front rotor, and rear pulley for a little over $3000 delivered. The tires were put on the rims but I had to put everthing on the bike. It wasnt hard....just a weekend project. I got everything from Bikersimage. They had the best prices and the best service.
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Last year I swapped out my 900 Classic spokes for some new RC Components rims. I got new rims, tires, front rotor, and rear pulley for a little over $3000 delivered. The tires were put on the rims but I had to put everthing on the bike. It wasnt hard....just a weekend project. I got everything from Bikersimage. They had the best prices and the best service.
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I went with the Epic. I chose RC since they have a 7 year warranty.
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sweet looking rims.

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The first pic is a comparison of the stock rear tire versus the new one. I went with a Metzeler 210.
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Wow...Looks real nice......Awesome........

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I went with the Epic. I chose RC since they have a 7 year warranty.
Nice looking rim. I put their Slash rim on my Sabre years ago and they are holding up excellent.
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