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    Default Looking for a 21" front wheel

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for a 21" (?) front wheel with drum brake which I see a lot on Harley's.
    But I can't find any information where they are from.
    Does anyone know what kind of front wheels these are?
    (Brand, or original bike where they belong to?)

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    They are a custom laced Harley Kunck UL era front brake springer set up...... You can't buy it you will have to build it..... Well I guess you can buy it but aftermarket parts SUCK and don't work properly.............
    Last edited by Tattooo; 4 Weeks Ago at 5:09 PM.

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    Aahh thanks, so the brake/spool is an original springer drum brake and they put it into a 21" rim. That make sense to me.
    Are there any other wheels with drum brake what will fit to a springer or is this the only way to go? Haven't seen any other variants so far.
    In my country the original springer drum brakes will be rare...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarmBMW View Post
    Are there any other wheels with drum brake what will fit to a springer
    It is endless, anything will fit all it takes is some different spacers etc..... It's called a custom fit,,,,,

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    One other option the OP might want to consider is lacing a 21" rim to a 1972 or earlier Sportster drum.

    I've seen pics of that combo on an early Springer and thought it looked really cool. And the the Sportster drum might be easier to find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecarfarmer View Post
    One other option the OP might want to consider is lacing a 21" rim to a 1972 or earlier Sportster drum.

    I've seen pics of that combo on an early Springer and thought it looked really cool. And the the Sportster drum might be easier to find...

    Yes sir they do look great......... And they are a good bit cheaper.......

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    Maybe check with these guys from Germany; maybe they can build you one:
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    https://www.wwag.com/cgi-bin/WebObje...page=%21187903

    2.15x21 rim
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    https://www.wwag.com/cgi-bin/WebObje...page=%21WW3170

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    That's what I have on my pan.......
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    Thanks for the information guys. I'm going to delve into it more.
    Such wheels looks great

    Good looking panhead Tattooo!

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    You could run something like this if you wanted, doesn't look quite the same but looks pretty clean. good reviews on the site too!

    https://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/cycle...-bearings.html

    Jake
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    Here you go
    https://visionarycycleproducts.com/c...s/tires-wheels

    plenty of options to choose from, you would be looking for the sealed bearing star hub option.
    or if you look on the main page wheel section they can be built with a high shoulder aluminum rim also for a little more money

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    I have one on my build too. I bought a new 21" star hub already built on ebay from a company called throttle masters and the drum brake kit from WWAG (as mentioned in previous posts). Wheel and drum went together no problem at all.

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