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Old 08-19-2003, 06:05 PM
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I'm looking through ebay for a few trump peices in between drying times and what do I run acrossed? A set of perfect wheels. 16" rear 21" front Invaders! The originals not repro's and for only a walking away price of $600. Invaders are by far the coolest wheels for an old style chop. The question is, part with the coin ($600) plus the cost of some rear disc brakes and all the other goodies, or like everyone else grab up a 21" spoked spooly for considerably less (about $500 less) Ahhh...the dilemas. I want the wheels, but parting with that much coin is a bit much considering I paid less than that for the whole scoot.

Alright you iron butts out there let me here your thoughts.

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Old 08-19-2003, 06:35 PM
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Well if it were me id get the good ones. As long as i dont take outta my kids college fund (i dont have kids yet) If you can afford it, id get the good ones bro. Be the unique one.
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:30 AM
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the good ones look nicer.period, you dont wanna look like walmart.
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Old 08-20-2003, 04:44 AM
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OOOOOOOOOOOO Mikeway comes in with the killer punch. Don't want to look like Hel-Mart. He is so right. It is some coin, but sometimes you just gotta say...
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:14 PM
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I'm gonna' go against the flow and say spokes all the way. I've always liked spokes on a bike with no brakes on front, just a skinny little wheel and hub with lots of spokes.
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:47 PM
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Buy the good ones Hk .. .. do you want something that looks like class or a bike that has class!!!



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Old 08-20-2003, 01:27 PM
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HK here is a pic of my Scoot from back in the early 90's. It used to have invaders on it, they are True Lester Invaders, lester went out of business in the 80's. I still have the wheels, I'm saving them for a project that I have in my head. The front is a 19" spool ( no brake ) the back is a 16". They are perfect & were re-chromed in 98.

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Old 08-20-2003, 01:44 PM
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Only $600? Snap 'em up.

If you knew nothing about bikes and you bought a new crap box that would only be maybe 3 monthly payments. Instead you work your butt off building your ride so you don't have a monthly payment. Buy them. NOW!!
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:11 PM
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The want to get this trump riding as soon as I can overwhelmed me lastevening. I've always wanted invaders, originals but didn't want to take the time to fabricate something for the rearr brakes and master cylinder I have to add, but I have a full machine shop at my disposal so I said today I was coming home and scoring the wheels. I wasn't to conserned with the coin, just the lack of time I have to fab some things up to get it riding. Thats a pretty fair price for original invaders.

Spokes don't give a bike the hel-mart look, thats spooly spoked wheel was really nice, but I think the invaders are the choice, I was just trying to see if anyone could talk me out of it.

Jamnut, 19" are better riding front wheel, 21" track every groove in the road, but they look so much cooler!

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Old 08-21-2003, 03:30 PM
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My bike now has a wide glide & 21" Diamond Cut Stainless Spokes now. The 21" tire tracks as good as the 19" ever did, I haven't noticed much of a difference in the handling, but I'm really starting to get used to the dual disks in the front, much better on hills.
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Old 08-21-2003, 04:27 PM
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Jamnut, not sure how the rodes are in your neck of the woods, but alot of the roads here have a harsh texture to them. Some are just really rough gravel/pavement, some are "finned" they have a pattern to them you just follow like a train track if your going fast enough. We also have alot of historic as well as new bridges with that odd type of grating on it that take your front end for a journey.

Diamond spokes are cool, I just hate spoked wheels because they are a pain in the dupa to clean. I know how you feel about front discs though. I've been riding my bro's 2002 Dyna sport (allll black) the past day or so and been having a blast coming from work. With a chopper its still fun, but you have a different kind of "whoa *****" type fun if your not careful. I've attached a shot of the Invaders down below. Not to shabby for $600, shipping included.
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Man, I just saw the picks. If that price includes shipping, I don't know why you haven't grabbed 'em up yet. Those look pretty sweet.



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Marc, your late man, I got them yesterday evening like my previous post said. They should be here some time next week. It finally got to me at the shop. Now I got to get a rear brake calliper/disc and a new sprocket, tires, probably bearings if I can't dig some up at the hacienda. Thats still a bit-O-coin, but it will at least look cool. I still need to get some new carbs, but not sure what I want to get yet. I can get some Mikuni's that would work if I could figure out what jets I would need, but no idea at this point how I would have to jet the bloody thing. Most everything else is ready and waiting on me to get it back together and see if I kick it over or lose my knee first. We'll see.

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buy them! I have a 16" invader on the back and originally had a 19" invader on the front but it had no means of hooking up a brake rotor to it. at least no means that I could do and still feal safe about. I went for the boring 21" spoke up front that everyone has. be different; all bikes are starting to look the same anymore.
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Old 08-22-2003, 07:53 AM
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Marc, your late man, I got them yesterday evening like my previous post said. They should be here some time next week. It finally got to me at the shop. Now I got to get a rear brake calliper/disc and a new sprocket, tires, probably bearings if I can't dig some up at the hacienda. Thats still a bit-O-coin, but it will at least look cool. I still need to get some new carbs, but not sure what I want to get yet. I can get some Mikuni's that would work if I could figure out what jets I would need, but no idea at this point how I would have to jet the bloody thing. Most everything else is ready and waiting on me to get it back together and see if I kick it over or lose my knee first. We'll see.

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HK you may not take this seriously or maybe won't want this, but I have an old Chromed Harley Bananna caliper & mount. I'm away from home for the next 2 weeks but if you shoot me a PM in a week or so, I'll send it to you for the cost of shipping. I'm in the process of getting rid of a good bit of 20 years of left over parts from building Choppers & Hot Rods. When I get home, I'm gonna start taking pix of the better stuff & start me about 10 EBAY auctions.
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