Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

wheels

Share
avatar
paul4very@aol.com
Newbie
Newbie

Posts : 3

wheels

Post by paul4very@aol.com on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 7:10 pm

Hi dudes
Does anyone know if there is a straight forward swap from the standard alloys to wire whels?
avatar
liverpool_f_
the 900
the 900

Posts : 347

Re: wheels

Post by liverpool_f_ on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 7:29 pm

I have never seen or heard of that for this model cb500 but I am sure it's not impossible. Probably more difficult than getting a wheel that fits is making the braking components fit correctly. Depending on how invested in the idea you are, you may want to consider swapping to a different braking system depending on what wheels you fit.
avatar
Beresford
the 900
the 900

Posts : 1382
Location : not that far from Kirkistown

Re: wheels

Post by Beresford on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 7:54 pm

I can't think of any likely donor bike with a 17" front wheel, unless you can find something quite old and Japanese. Then they'd be manky, old, steel, and rusty !!
avatar
paul4very@aol.com
Newbie
Newbie

Posts : 3

Re: wheels

Post by paul4very@aol.com on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 8:04 pm

Thanks guys
Will update when i succeed lol
avatar
trevor machine
the 900
the 900

Posts : 1100

Re: wheels

Post by trevor machine on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 8:32 pm

GB500? But the disc is on the near side.
avatar
Tricky.
the 900
the 900

Posts : 714
Location : Derby

Re: wheels

Post by Tricky. on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 8:38 pm

some motorcross bikes run 17" front wheels (called small wheel models), you could also use the forks and disc brake system complete. just make the cb triple clamp stem fit.
avatar
paul4very@aol.com
Newbie
Newbie

Posts : 3

Re: wheels

Post by paul4very@aol.com on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 8:39 pm

May try forks and wheel change to save messing with brake setup !
avatar
eternally_troubled
Admin
Admin

Awesome!
Posts : 3606
Location : 'ere be fens. (near Cambridge)

Re: wheels

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 11:51 pm

I'd certainly like to see the result of this if you succeed! Good luck finding some wheels/forks that fit!
avatar
Tricky.
the 900
the 900

Posts : 714
Location : Derby

Re: wheels

Post by Tricky. on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 9:13 pm

@paul4very@aol.com wrote:May try forks and wheel change to save messing with brake setup !

it will be easier to change the complete front end, unless you want to be making/machining caliper adapter plates, caliper spacers, inner wheel tubes, wheel spacers, wheel spindle, etc. changing the whole front end all youll have to do it get the steering stem to fit the new yokes.

Sponsored content

Re: wheels

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Wed 28 Jun 2017, 9:16 pm