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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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On the weight question, the owners manual for my 2005 1300S says the dry weight of the 1300S is 672 lbs and for the 1300R, 683 lbs. If the only difference between the models is the wheels, the cast wheels weight 11 lbs more that the spokes.

Would still go with the cast wheels.
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