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    Default Ironhead rear axle

    I have a 81 Harley xlh chopper, itís has a hardtail w/ a 3/4 rear axle slot Iím pretty sure thatís what it is itís the stock rear 16Ē wheel. I recently bought a 18Ē rear Wheel thought it would fit but the axle doesnít fit the wheel, its probably 5/8 but not sure. Can I still use the new wheel with a smaller rear axle size on my bike or will that not work thanks

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    just swap wheel bearings to fit the 3/4" axle...are they a sealed deep groove roller ball bearings?
    Do you know what that 18" wheel is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post
    just swap wheel bearings to fit tClick image for larger version. 

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    Do you know what that 18" wheel is?
    Here’s a picture

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    pop the bearings out,, measure OD, measure bore in hub, get new ones with the same OD and ID to match your axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post
    pop the bearings out,, measure OD, measure bore in hub, get new ones with the same OD and ID to match your axle.
    Alright sounds good thanks

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    What you have there is an XL rear wheel for a drum brake. If you are trying to replace the wheel on a disc brake XL (which your '81 should be) that wheel ain't gonna work. If you are planning to swap in the complete drum brake set-up, you would be better served to use the drum brake axle as well, and make step washers for the frame slots similar to the washer on the right side of a drum brake swingarm assembly.

    You cannot mount a rotor on one side of that hub, and a sprocket on the other, it's not made for that. You could spoke the 18" rim to your present hub, if it is a wire wheel of course.

    Jim

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    I’ll probably end up just using the rim then, just have to get a hub and lace it. The wheels on it now are mags.

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