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Hi there I just got my new dx and am loving and am in the process of buying stuff for it etc and the one thing I cant get over is the stripes on the wheels. Has anyone on here with success found a relatively easy way to get rid of these IMO horrid stripes on what is allmost a perfect bike? Thanks in advance.

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Hi there I just got my new dx and am loving and am in the process of buying stuff for it etc and the one thing I cant get over is the stripes on the wheels. Has anyone on here with success found a relatively easy way to get rid of these IMO horrid stripes on what is allmost a perfect bike? Thanks in advance.

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finally, a DXer with an eye for aesthetics. :thumb: love the bike, hate the stripe. :barf: hope you find an answer. :D
 

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i totally agree...i think i saw one guy simply used a permanent marker on it...i know it sounds crazy but it just might work!

I think you will see the 08 wheels without stripe..i hope!
 

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The stripe on the wheel is a throw back to the Sturgis model superglide around 1981. That was probably Harley's first "blacked out" custom bike. There are those of us who actually LIKE the stripe since it's unique to this bike. To each his own.
 

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I like the stripe myself... I even chose that to be my color for the LED's I put on it... looks god IMO... but each their own ;)
 

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I also like the stripe. Some of the first pictures released to the magazines, the DX didn't have the stripe. You could not make out what was wheel and what was tire. It just looked a something so dirty you couldn't tell where the wheel stopped and the tire started. HD must have added the stripe at the time production started.
 

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I too like the stripe.. It is unique and I saw pics of someones that didn't have the stripe and it was just horrible.. the wheels lacked any kind of character and were really blah :barf:
 

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The Stripe makes it unique to H-D & breaks up the Black a bit.

I had a 1980 Sturgis & loved the Stripe even way back then.

Just buy different rims for it & keep the originals for when you sell it later.
 

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spye said:
Hi there I just got my new dx and am loving and am in the process of buying stuff for it etc and the one thing I cant get over is the stripes on the wheels. Has anyone on here with success found a relatively easy way to get rid of these IMO horrid stripes on what is allmost a perfect bike? Thanks in advance.

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If you hate the stripes that much I would recommend changing the wheels all together. There are many styles to pick from that will compliment the bikes "character". Then you can sell the OEM DX wheels. I bet they go real fast for good money, take off the stripes and I bet they don't sell for half their value.
 

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I agree with you the stripes suck. So do the wheels, however. Spanman is correct, change out the wheels. BTW, you will find that spoked wheels give better handling than the slotted wheels (which I assume are an improvement on the original solid disc wheels).
 

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for the back wheel all i had to do was scrape it off, it came of like one of those gambeling cards you get at the store. the front one i just covered with a paint pen.. i personaly think it looks so much better
 

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personally i don't mind the stripe.

unloveable - how have you modded the rear fender and lights? i can't make it out from your pic. looks really good.
 

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soda, i just bought a flexible led put it on where i cut the steel under the fender.. it made a perfect fit, its right under the rear seat, and thanks for being supportive on the look, its a work in proggress, its just moving a little slow
 

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hey unloveable - looking forward to see the completed pics.

btw - have you had any issues with mud, stones and stuff flying up the back?
 

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The stripe on the wheel is a throw back to the Sturgis model superglide around 1981. That was probably Harley's first "blacked out" custom bike. There are those of us who actually LIKE the stripe since it's unique to this bike. To each his own.


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look up "wheel trim stripe" on ebay costs very little and covers up the orange stripe nicely.i tried it on mine but didn't like it. the point is if you dont like it you can allways take it off again.
 

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Stripe removal

Goof-off Q-tips and alot of patience it will come off with out messing up the powder coat. But once you start you are committed. Took the front wheel off and put on a blacked out 10 spoke. Looks awesome.

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