How to Install Garwood Custom Cycles Zion Wheels

Harley-Davidson Road Glide custom wheel swap

Garwood Custom Cycles out of Lexington, North Carolina, is as American as it gets. Whether it’s full custom builds, swingarms, or wheels, it has just what you’re looking for, like these Zion wheels we put on a 2016 Road Glide. While this job can easily be done in a driveway, we always take our wheel swaps to our good friends at Wheel Works in Garden Grove, California, for the ultimate in ride-in, ride-out ease of installation.

Step 1

rear wheels

Start by removing the bags for easier access to the rear wheels.

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Step 2

brakes, wheel

Remove the rear brakes and wheel.

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Step 3

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 Because we stuck with a 21-inch front, we only needed to remove the wheel and calipers and not the fender.

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Step 4

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 Remove the rear pulley and set aside for reuse.

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Step 5

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 Mount the tires on the wheels. To avoid scratching or marring them, you may want to take them to a shop with a proper tire tool.

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Step 6

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Reinstall the rear rotors onto the front and rear wheels. Don’t forget to use Loctite on the bolts.

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Step 7

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 Reinstall the rear pulley onto the rear wheel.

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Step 8

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Reinstall the front wheel and brake calipers.

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Step 9

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 Make sure to torque the front axle nut and caliper bolts to factory specs.

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Step 10

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 Reinstall the rear wheel, belt, and saddlebags.

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Step 11

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The new wheels look great with either a lot or a little bit of chrome.

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