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    I just got this 18”-2.5 rear wheel. I still need to get the bearings and spacers. Really any info would be helpful.Click image for larger version. 

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    Appears to be a 70’s sportster rear wheel, especially considering the dimensions you have described 18x2.5. Not a starhub in any which case. 43004-70 maybe, so 1970-78 maybe.?

    Just went and checked the wheel shelf as I thought I had that exact wheel sitting around and I do, definitely came off an Ironhead as well. If I get a sec I’ll pull it down and grab some info as it’s still got a tire and bearings installed.
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    It is stamped 43004-70. Any bearing info would be a help. I was planning on running these tiresClick image for larger version. 

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    That eight bolt rear hub has been used from '52 - '78 for the K and XL models, with some differences of bearings through the years. It is for the drum rear brake.

    It is definitely not a "star hub," which was a big twin hub from the '30s knucks up through the '66 shovelheads, for both front and rear positions.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skipelmore View Post
    That would be a huge help
    Ahhh no bearings sorry, yea on pic at least. What are you trying to mount this wheel to?
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    Are you using that?

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    I have a 65 ironhead frame the 16" wheel I have is to small

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    Yeah it would have originally been a 3.5x18 front and rear wheel then. Do you have any part numbers on the wheel to verify it’s bearing need or designation? Although your running a hardtail frame so what’s gonna fit and spacing requirements are going to be altered possibly from that of a stock machine. If you wanna run the 2.5x18 you can make it work, just figure out your axle size, bearing ID and OD, spacers, and your off to the races. Do you already have the drum setup your going to use as well?

    Unfortunately a good friend of mine has claim to that wheel as she’s rebuilding a 72’ herself.

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    Right on. I'm hoping to use a 3/4 axle. I replaced the bearings on the 16" wheel I have so making spacers isnt difficult. I'll look for any other markings on the wheel for bearings. I don't have a drum yet but I have a couple places I can look for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skipelmore View Post
    Right on. I'm hoping to use a 3/4 axle. I replaced the bearings on the 16" wheel I have so making spacers isnt difficult. I'll look for any other markings on the wheel for bearings. I don't have a drum yet but I have a couple places I can look for one.
    That XL wheel you have takes ball bearings that are standard metric sized ball bearings. The original XL axle is what you will need (if it's wide enough for your hardtail.

    Jim

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    Thanks for the info

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