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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel covers?

Anyone ever run aluminum wheel covers on their bikes? I am vaguely interested in doing so, obviously only for aesthetic reasons. Attached a few examples on other bikes. Just curious if anyone has ever done so, and if so encountered any performance problems. The main downside to me seems simple inconvenience when it comes to putting air in the tires etc.
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I had a conversation with Adrian at Canyon Motorcycles about rims that he sells with no cutouts. So very similar to a wheel with covers. He has these on his test Bobber. He stated that a big downside was that they were susceptible to wind buffeting.
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I had a conversation with Adrian at Canyon Motorcycles about rims that he sells with no cutouts. So very similar to a wheel with covers. He has these on his test Bobber. He stated that a big downside was that they were susceptible to wind buffeting.



Yeah, I wondered about that.. Do you know if there are pics of that bike?
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It is a great look but count me in on worry about wind buffeting.
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Now this is interesting,

Never thought of it before but sure would be interested to see what's possible. A bit of a Fat Boy look. For my blackout project I might be interested.

I just checked out Canyon, some great wheels - a future mod..? I'm thinking hard for sure.

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I had a conversation with Adrian at Canyon Motorcycles about rims that he sells with no cutouts. So very similar to a wheel with covers. He has these on his test Bobber. He stated that a big downside was that they were susceptible to wind buffeting.
Yeah, I wondered about that.. Do you know if there are pics of that bike?
I found this picture online but when I visited his shop he had the solid wheels and not these.
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I found this picture online but when I visited his shop he had the solid wheels and not these.



I guess he made these to address the wind buffeting.. I do prefer the raw aluminum look, but these are cool too.
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If you want the FB look, I’m sure he could do a clear coated aluminium wheel for you.
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It is a great look but count me in on worry about wind buffeting.
I've been riding my Fatboy, which has solid wheels since the year 2000. The buffeting thing is a myth. A windscreen is much more susceptible to buffeting than the wheels. If you're traveling at mach 1 on the Bonneville Flats then it might be a consideration but if memory serves me I seem to recall that most if not all the fast vehicles at Bonneville have solid wheels.



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Thank you Chico,

I have always heard this and suspected it was a myth. Appreciate your comments. And very nice looking bike too.

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