(1.)Here's a shot of the 21/18 Dominator wheels with Avon tires.
(2.)Hogpro also offers two-piece rotors machined to match their various styles of wheels.
(3.)Here are the pieces of the 180 tire kit ready to be installed.
(4.)This 2007 Street Glide is the lucky recipient of the new wheels and wide-tire kit.
(5.)We start by pulling the OE 16-inch wheel from the front of the bike.
(6.)Here's a side-by-side shot of the new 21-inch wheel and the old 16-inch H-D wheel.
(7.)The new wheel is slipped into place and tightened up to factory specs.
(8.)With the bike now up on the rack, the rear wheel is removed.
(9.)The OE cush drive is removed from the old wheel and set aside to be installed on the new wheel.
(10.)Here's a shot of the old 16-inch rear wheel and the new 18-inch wheel.
(11.)The H-D cush drive is now installed onto the new wheel and torqued to factory specs.
(12.)The wheel is now rechecked for balance after the rotor and cush drive have been installed.
(13.)We now start to install the wide-tire kit by removing the various swingarm pivot bolts.
(14.)The old swingarm is removed along with its mounting hardware.
(15.)Once the frame bushings are checked for wear and deemed OK, the new wide-tire swingarm is installed.
(16.)All of the swingarm mounts are retightened to factory specs as per our H-D service manual.
(17.)Check out the size difference of the old tire on the left compared to the new 180 on the right.
(18.)Now the disassembly of the OE rear fender begins by taking off the chrome frame covers.
(19.)The major bolts holding on the rear fender are now removed.
(20.)Rad Brad is now called in for the big job of pulling the stock rear fender off of the Street Glide.
(21.)Look at the major difference in the OE fender compared to the 180 rear fender.
(22.)The rear light and turn signals are now installed onto the new rear fender.
(23.)In order for the new hardware to work on the old frame, the fender mount holes have to be opened up.
(24.)Here's a shot of the short old axle (below) compared to the longer new axle (on top).
(25.)The new wide rear fender is now installed and snugged up waiting for other parts to be installed.
(26.)This photo shows the difference between the old fender support bracket with the 1/2-inch offset and the new flat bracket.
(27.)With the new fender and all the mounts installed, the saddlebag brackets are now remounted.
(28.)The new rear wheel in now installed and the belt tightened to factory specifications.
(29.)The rear brake is now put back into place and correctly adjusted.
(30.)Here's a shot of the wide-tire kit installed with the new rear wheel all buttoned up and ready to ride.
Just look at that beefy tire underneath the fat fender. Now you too can get that CVO look without spending major cash.
As we all know, swapping out the OE wheels for a nice set of custom ones is on the top of most people's list when purchasing a new bagger.
There are so many choices in styles as well as sizes, and just when you are done settling on which wheel you want, you have to figure out what other ancillary parts you may actually need to fit your year and model. If you are not careful, you can run into quite a snafu.
There is a one-stop shop for wheels, tires and everything needed to get them on your bike, and it's called Hogpro. Not only boasting that they have almost every wheel and tire combo they feature in stock, they also state that you can either ride in to have them installed while you wait, or they'll throw a set on the big brown truck and get 'em shipped to your door the next day, if need be.
We decided to put Hogpro to the test on their "while you wait" wheel install option and even upped the ante by having them fit a 180 Bagger Kit on our '07 Street Glide. We chose the Black Magic finish Dominator wheels to complement the black-and-blue look of the Street Glide. The Black Magic wheels are first anodized black and then machined for a very high-tech, contrasting look. We chose a 21 front and 18-inch rear size combination with matching rotors wrapped in 180/55-18 rear and 120/70-21 front Avon tires. The wide-tire kit mimics the 180 kit that is found on the CVO models and consists of a wide rear fender, powdercoated swingarm, new axle, saddlebag supports, strut covers and all the necessary hardware for the conversion. The kit uses many Harley-Davidson OEM products and retains both the stock belt and gearing.
Once we arrived at Hogpro's retail location, we were impressed at the operation. It is not your usual dingy V-twin-style bike shop. Hogpro has both an impressive and, dare we say, classy showroom out front and a "so clean you could eat off the floor" workshop.
After we wheeled the bike into the service area, we were given a complimentary cold drink, and once the bike was on the lift, they escorted us to Hogpro's comfy, air-conditioned waiting room, where we watched TV and glazed over piles of magazines and motorcycle books.
The complete job took less than six hours to do thanks to their staff of skilled technicians. When the bike rolled out of Hogpro, it looked meaner than a roided-out UFC fighter, and after only a short test ride, we felt it rode significantly better with the tall front wheel and wide rear tire. Viva la Hogpro!
180 Bagger Kit for '07
Dominator front wheel
Dominator rear wheel
Black Magic rotors