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What are the stock size wheels? 

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2006-2008 Street Glide Wheels

The Street Glide in these years came with 16" x 3.0" wheels on the front and rear. The stock size replacement wheel that we carry in every wheel style on our website is the 16 x 3.5" size. If you purchase this size wheel, you can use your stock tires and will not have to change them. 
On these year Street Glides, you can put a 16 x 3.5, 17 x 3.5, 18 x 3.5, 19 x 3.0, or 21 x 3.5 front wheel without changing anything on the bike at all. As far as the rear wheel, we recommend the 18 x 4.25 wheel with the 150/70-18 Metzeler or Avon Tire. This wheel is a GREAT fit for the Street Glide, looks great, rides great, and doesn't effect the ride height of the bike at all. 
 


2009-2013 Street Glide Wheels

The Street Glide in 2009 comes with a 17" x 3.0" front wheel. The Street Glide in 2010-2013 comes with a 18" x 3.0" front wheel. They both come with a 16" x 5.0" rear wheel. The stock size replacment wheels that we carry in every wheel style on our website is the 17" x 3.5" size front and the 16" x 5.5" rear. If you purchase this size wheel, you can use your stock tires and will not have to change them. 

On these year Street Glides, you can put a 16 x 3.5, 17 x 3.5, 18 x 3.5, 19 x 3.0, or 21 x 3.5 front wheel without changing anything on the bike at all. As far as the rear wheel, you can do either a 17 x 6.25 rear wheel with a 200 tire or a 18 x 5.5 rear wheel with a 180/55-18 or 200/50-18 tire. We recommend the 17 x 6.25 because the 200 tire is a better fit for this rim and it looks a LOT better, rides better, and sits at a better ride height. 

 

2014 street glide wheels

2014-2017 Street Glide Wheels

The Street Glide in 2014 comes with a 19" x 3.0" front wheel. The 2014 Street Glides rear wheel is a 16" x 5.0" rear wheel. The stock size replacment wheels that we carry in every wheel style on our website is the 19" x 3.0" size front and the 16" x 5.5" rear. If you purchase this size wheel, you can use your stock tires and will not have to change them. 

On these year Street Glides, you can replace the stock size wheel with our 19 x 3.0 without changing anything on the bike at all. If you would like to run a 21" wheel... you will need fender risers to raise the fender a 1/2 inch... We can provide these and in some cases, we give them away for free. As far as the rear wheel, you can do either a 17 x 6.25 rear wheel with a 200 tire or a 18 x 5.5 rear wheel with a 180/55-18 or 200/50-18 tire. We recommend the 17 x 6.25 because the 200 tire is a better fit for this rim and it looks a LOT better, rides better, and sits at a better ride height. 
 

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What's needed to put a 21" Wheel on?

Most of our customers are very surprised to hear that the 21 x 3.5 size front wheel will fit on the the stock Street Glide. All you need for a 2006-2013 Street Glide is a 21 x 3.50 wheel and a 120/70-21 metzeler or avon tire and voila! If you have a 2014 model, you will need fender risers and we can supply them!

In some case on the 2006-2013 years, we have heard of customers having to remove the fender and drill the fender mounting holes a drill size larger and put the fender back on. This allows the fender to be pulled up a little bit in the back of it to make sure it does not rub the tire. This is not needed all of the time but you should definitely check the clearances of your stock fender once you install the wheel and tire on the bike.

What's needed to put a 23" Wheel on? 
A 23 x 3.75 front wheel will fit on the front of Baggers but the Triple Trees will need to be changed for the bike to be safe. A replacement fender is recomended because the circumfrence of the 23" wheel doesnt look quite right with the stock fender diameter. You CAN use the stock fender and fit the 23" tire but you will need Fender risers. We carry all of these parts and would be happy to help. Give our knowledgeable sales team a call at 888-926-2793. 

FAQ

Q - Ive heard the tire can expand and rub the paint off the fender, is this true?
A - Yes, in some cases it has been true. In the early days of putting 21" wheels on Baggers, the Avon Venom tire was used a lot and they were expanding at high speeds and burning the fender paint. That is because it was a softer compound tire and easily expanded out more so than normal. This problem has been fixed with the release of the Avon Cobra tire and it is also fine to use a Metzeler Me-880. As long as the fender clearances are checked, this should NEVER be a problem.

Q - Is it really worth it to do a 21" wheel?
A - Well, you tell us... About 95% of our wheel sales for Street Glides are 21" wheels... They ride good, look amazing installed and can even help the resale value of your bike.

Q - It's hard for me to reach the ground now... Will the 21" wheel raise the bike?
A - Yes. The 21" wheel will raise the bike about 1.5" in the front which makes the back raise a bit too. We do NOT recomend the 21" wheels for guys that are struggling to reach the ground on the stock size wheels. The best wheel for you would be the 18 x 3.5 size. The rim is larger than the stock 16" but the tire is a lower profile, causing the outer diameter of the 18" wheel to be the same as the stock 16" size. This will get you a larger wheel without raising the bike up any.

Q - Does the 21" wheel ride bad or different?
A - It does ride different but to us here at WanaRyd, it's not a huge change. We haven't ever had customers complain about a huge difference or return a wheel for this reason. Remember that Harley puts 21" wheels on a lot of their bikes so this isn't anything new or different than what many are used to. Chances are that you won't mind or notice the slight difference at all!

Q - Will a 23 inch tire fit on the front of a 2000-2015 street glide without changing fender?
A - Yes, it will work with fender risers but the appearance is not to be desired because the fender circumfrence isn't quite large enough for the wheel circumfrence. Fender risers are required for this to work correctly. We carry these risers so contact us and we will help you get what you need! 

 

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Comments

I WOULD LIKE TO INSTALL A 19 IN TYPE FRONT WHEEL ON MY 2014 ELECTRA GLIDE ANY INFO ON THAT TYPE SWAP... THANKS

I WOULD LIKE TO INSTALL A 19 IN TYPE FRONT WHEEL ON MY 2014 ELECTRA GLIDE ANY INFO ON THAT TYPE SWAP... THANKS

Great information

I want to install a stock 2014 19" Street Glide front wheel on my 07 Electra. Is there a kit or instructions on that swap y'all have?

Great info...Thank you

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