Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
I'm not sure what you consider spendy, but I have just a little more than $200 in the wheel conversion not including the tire and I'll get an easy $100 back when I sell my stock wheel.
You are right about the spokes though, the finish on Yamaha ones really sucks and the Harley ones look much better. I doubt you'd ever get a Harley rear wheel to work on an 1100 without some radical changes.....
It's just my opinion, but going 1" taller isn't much of a change for the money. You may lose any additional height you hoped to gain if the 19" tire has a smaller profile than the 18". That is the main reason I went to a 21.....well......that and the tire choices.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick 6* Tree - 2" extended forks 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock Pods Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff