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Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:24 pm
by rcmatt007
there was also a lester 18" rear wheel

and then a star front wheel (mfg unknown)

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Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:14 pm
by sunnbobb
Perfect Rodger, I knew there were some options on the Lesters, wasnt sure what they were. Aspy, I;ll use the cropped photos, thanks

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:37 pm
by 82aspy
i'm sure i can find 'clean' pix of just wheels if that helps

i think the one pix is a front wheel off a early magna but no one else has confirmed it

that wheel was also on the last year cx650 series and prob other models

if i'm correct then other year/model magna wheels will work as well as prob sabre wheels, fronts anyway

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_trksid=p ... &_from=R40

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:40 pm
by HOTT
Great reference guide ! With a little add copy to boot.

thanks Richard action1 action1

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:43 am
by alwing17
Lester made a 19" front and an 18" front. Rears were 16" and 18" In 6 bolt rotor pattern and 5 bolt ('78-'79)

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:22 pm
by duke182
That invader is awesome

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:19 am
by rcmatt007
alwing17 wrote:Lester made a 19" front and an 18" front. Rears were 16" and 18" In 6 bolt rotor pattern and 5 bolt ('78-'79)


I believe Kobou (?) from Joplin has 18 front and back on a 78.... rare as hens teeth

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:35 pm
by ericheath
I have an 18" back on my Hybrid 77. It helps with rpm a little, but it's hard to find anyone who makes 90 height tires any more. I currently have a 140/80/18 and it is really no bigger than a 130/90/18 which is stock. I would love to find a 150/90/18. I think it would fit because the swing arm is actually bigger in that direction rather than smaller as when trying to fit a 140/90/16. The only ones I've seen are off-road treads.

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:09 pm
by Briang
action1 Fascinating the depth of detail which this site is accumulating. Bravo action1

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:17 pm
by Motowalt
I'm getting ready to have a rear Lester and front 83 mag wheel powdercoated...

The Lester has a small area along the edge of the rim that is mildly pitted...

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1. How should that be repaired before powdercoating? ie JB weld, liquid metal, aluminum welded?....

2. What preparation should be done by me before taking the wheels to the powdercoater?
(remove valve stems and wheel bearings or leave them in and replace them afterwards etc...)...

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:06 am
by sunnbobb
Sand paper it smooth.

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:33 am
by rcmatt007
take all the things off before powder. as for the pitting, lester wheels weren't baby bottom smooth brand new

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:02 am
by sunnbobb
1. added clarified 78-79 comstar differences
2. added star front wheel
3. added cx500t wheels
4. corrected typo re: rear lester wheel
5. added link to lester history.
6. added copy regarding lester sizes

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:43 am
by sunnbobb
Added polished Comstar wheels to article

Re: WINGIPEDIA - GOLDWING WHEELS 1975-1984

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:24 pm
by 82aspy
this thread has included non goldwing wheels that fit, or be made to work on original goldwing front forks/yokes,

i'm aware of 3-4 diff front fork or fork/yoke swaps that then can include another make wheel on a wing

maybe should be a separate thread ~ 'front ends (options)'?

a new thread? or here?