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Is there anyone have mixed wheel on your Pan America S? My bike have spoked front wheel but cast rear wheel, which doesn't make any sense... This is only available one in my area so I bought her but I wonder whether anyone has similar wheel set as my bike
 

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That was a dealer swap. I had the Laced wheel requirement, but the only one they found had Cast Wheels. They simply swapped their Demo laced wheels for my Cast. I was chatting with one of the service guys while waiting and he mentioned that there were some laced wheels that were warped and had to be returned for replacement. They probably had a swap and had a spare Cast to put on yours in the interim and never swapped it back out.

Also, not sure if this is true, I have not been able to confirm other than the service guy's words. The Laced wheels require a tune that limits the bike to 130 MPH so if true, a mixed set would not be permitted by Harley MFG.
 

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The laced wheels are junk. The so-called stainless steel spokes are not, or if they are they are coated with something that corrodes. I’m getting my second Pan AMercia, first had spokes, the new one has the lighter and more durable cast wheels.
 

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BMW’s cross spoke wheels are very durable, but I’ve still managed to damage 2 front and 1 rear on a R1200GS. I’ve replaced them with tubeless spoked wheels from Woodys Wheel Works in Denver. I’ve been beating on them for 3 years now and I’ve had no issues. They’re also more true than the stock laced wheels. It’s easy to notice how much more stable the bike feels when you’re hauling the mail in a canyon and have the bike leaned way over. My ‘22 PAS with laced wheels won’t even arrive until mid April but I’ve already contacted Woodys about laced tubeless wheels for it. They said there isn’t enough demand to justify having the hubs machined for their setup. Maybe if enough of us contact them they’d reconsider. Or a group purchase might work.
 

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BMW’s cross spoke wheels are very durable, but I’ve still managed to damage 2 front and 1 rear on a R1200GS. I’ve replaced them with tubeless spoked wheels from Woodys Wheel Works in Denver. I’ve been beating on them for 3 years now and I’ve had no issues. They’re also more true than the stock laced wheels. It’s easy to notice how much more stable the bike feels when you’re hauling the mail in a canyon and have the bike leaned way over. My ‘22 PAS with laced wheels won’t even arrive until mid April but I’ve already contacted Woodys about laced tubeless wheels for it. They said there isn’t enough demand to justify having the hubs machined for their setup. Maybe if enough of us contact them they’d reconsider. Or a group purchase might work.
Not sure if I'd benefit as majority of my riding will be asphalt/gravel. However, I do plan on riding some BDRs and whatnot so I would consider getting a set for when I do and/or having a "extra" set of wheels.😁

Guess I'm saying plus one for me at least letting him know PA riders are interested and if price is right I'd definitely buy.
 
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