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    97 K1100LT wheel swap?

    I've been running an older airhead and am looking at a 97 1100LT.

    There's a lot I like about the K1100 with the exception of the 3-spoke wheels. I've seen a thread or two of putting K1100 wheels on a K100, but not the other way around. Is there a different wheel that will fit the K1100 without modification?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcx View Post
    I've been running an older airhead and am looking at a 97 1100LT.

    There's a lot I like about the K1100 with the exception of the 3-spoke wheels. I've seen a thread or two of putting K1100 wheels on a K100, but not the other way around. Is there a different wheel that will fit the K1100 without modification?
    There's nothing objectionable about the 3-spoke '97 K1100LT wheel. Easier to clear, actually. Such a nice bike. I figure I upgraded from an '85 R80RT to '97 K11LT, but I also have a K12LT so maintenance is closer to the same for me. Not sure how the wheel change can't be reciprical, if one way.

    Have fun,
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    I have a bunch of wheel dimension information on my website. Might help you somehow, not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jers99lt View Post
    There's nothing objectionable about the 3-spoke '97 K1100LT wheel. Easier to clear, actually. Such a nice bike. I figure I upgraded from an '85 R80RT to '97 K11LT, but I also have a K12LT so maintenance is closer to the same for me. Not sure how the wheel change can't be reciprical, if one way.

    Have fun,
    Jer
    Iíve got a Ď84 R100RT, but as I said, thereís a lot to like about the K11LT. Just like the snowflake wheel or something similar, but you make a good point about being easy to clean. Iím looking at a Ď97 LT as well. Not going to let the wheel thing keep me from picking up the bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader View Post
    I have a bunch of wheel dimension information on my website. Might help you somehow, not sure.
    Thanks Anton, Iíll take a look!!

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