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Old 05-17-2009, 02:49 PM   #1189
pitriver
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BMW airhead front ends. Streetbikes.

Woody, I'm thinking of putting a later model airhead fork onto an earlier airhead frame. I'm interested in using BMW parts as much as possible. My old wheel won't work as it has a 17mm axle, and the 19" rim diameter might be wrong as well. The later model, single shock airheads for road use had a 25mm axle in front and an 18" rim with the spokes mounted along the outer edge. So, at this point I'm mostly wondering whether that newer style front hub could be laced to a more traditional 1.85 or 2.15 x 18 rim with the spokes in the center of the rim, this would better match the rear wheel. Thanks again, Jonathan.
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