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I have replaced the mags on my 1100 Spirit with spoked wheels. I bought new tires for it, Dunlop D404's front and back. The rear tire was installed correctly according to the rotational arrow on the tire but the front was installed backwards according to the sidewall arrow. BUT....the treads, which are the same on both tires, match directionally. Should I get the front tire remounted with the tread going in the opposited direction of the rear or leave it? There's no issues handling, etc. with the tire as is just curious as to why there's the difference if the tread should rotate in the opposite direction for the front.
 

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Re: Tires

Well, the wheels are on correctly. The rotor is now on the left side as opposed to the right on the original front end. I replaced the stock front end with a Harley Wide Glide front end so all that is correct. Besides, the wheel rotates in basicly one direction whether the rotor in on the left or the right.
 

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I replaced the front end with HD parts so the everything is correct for a HD front end. The HD rotor and caliper are located to the left side. The original Honda parts have it on the right. I have replaced the mags with spoked wheels and the front wheel is now 21" HD wheel. There are no Honda parts from the triple trees down, it's all HD parts.
 

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I love the spokes. Took alot to get it there, probably more than I should have spent. I bought my Spirit because it looked like a wide glide but way less expensive. Always hated the mags though and the fat front tire. The bike looks much leaner with the 21" front wheel and the spokes. I have a picture in the owners gallery, look for Jon Krol, it should still be there. I have changed a few things since the photo was taken and it's not a very good photo but you'll see what it looks like for the most part.

25th row down, last picture on the right.
 

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I still have a couple of things I want to do to it. I moved the turn signals up to the handle bars like the pre 97 Spirits. I also have a set of HD wide glide rear shocks I want to install. They're the exposed coil type. I have to have some sleeve bushings made to fit the Honda bolts and the HD rubber bushings. I'm also thinking about getting the Hondaline chrome controls. I already have chome switch housings and levers. What I'd really like to do is get a tank mounted speedo but I'm afraid none of the Honda tanks that have them will fit the Spirit. I'm not going to go and get a custom tank made, At that point I'd just go buy a wide glide. As for the tire I will get it reinstalled properly on wednesday.
 
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