So the big wheel project is to have my rims and hubs powder coated satin black and new stainless steel spokes. Also, I wanted to upgrade from a 19" to a 21" front rim. This meant finding a Yamaha dirt bike rim and relacing it to my front hub. The rim I found, the holes for the spokes were too small so I had to drill out each one slightly larger to accommodate the nipples.

I ordered Avon wheels from American Classic Motors out of Pennsylvania who has proven to be the cheapest place to by tires from, and a great staff to work with. I got the MKII Speedmaster for the front and the MKII Safety Mileage for the rear.
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Here is the new 21" wheel w/cutoff wheel cutting away the spokes.
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21" rim without spokes and hub.
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Original 19" front wheel and rim. Hub will be laced to 21" rim.
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Here is the hub laced to the new rim for a test fit. Now to send the rim and hub for powder coat and then to true the rim.
 


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