PHOTO ESSAY: fitting a 23″ wheel to a late sportster front end

This serves to test out posting through an outside source AND how I fitted a 23″ xr500 wheel to late sportster forks


Wheel as delivered


Cutting the axle to fit the new bearings


Oversized bearings from mcmaster installed and axle fitted


Relaced and trued to less than .020 out of round. Rim polished on the buffer


Brake backing plate all polished up with brackets to adapt to late forks and built in cable adjuster

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