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Ok for a while now I have been thinking about getting rid of the spoke wheels on my '05 1300s. I am wondering if there are any problems with switching to the cast wheels that the R model comes with. I am thinking of this in order to run tubless tires, I think that I would feel much safer on radials.

Anyone have any pros or cons to this idea, and I know now I should have just bought the 1300r.
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You can run R wheels on the S, no problem.

You can also run radials on the spoked wheels if you seal the nipple holes inside the rim with marine 5200 sealant (good stuff)... you can find pretty detailed instructions in this link -- it's a long thread... seems like the procedure is somewhere within the first 6 pages of the thread... it is covered more than once in the thread and has pics and the whole enchalada... have fun digging through the thread, but it could be worth your time.
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