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