Freeway riding isn't the most desirable way to get from point A to point B, but let's face it, sometimes it's inevitable. One of the biggest problems that riders face with highway riding are rain grooves, which are put in place to prevent roads from flooding or pooling up with excessive water. And with a 21x2.15-inch front wheel and 90/90/21 tire combo as the standard on many of the Softails on the road, the narrow width of the wheel plays a factor in maneuverability because of the wheel's tendency to track into the rain grooves at high speeds. It can alter your travel path and make it feel like you're locked into the road, and everyone who's encountered this knows it will leave you with a foul taste in your mouth. We found a gentleman by the name of Ox with an '06 Night Train who was looking for a solution to his front 21x2.15-inch, 40-spoke wheel problem. We rang up the boys at Wheel Works and asked if they could help our buddy Ox by widening the wheel to a 21x3.5-inch rim and adding a 120/70/21 Metzeler tire, but still utilize the stock hub and 40-spoke application. They were more than happy to help out. Now, we know what you're probably thinking: What is the big deal about widening your front wheel? According to Ox, "This is probably the best thing I've done to my bike since I've owned it!" With that said, read along as we take you step by step on how one would go about widening the front wheel.