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post #1 of 18 Old 10-17-2010, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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F3 & VFR wheel, same?

Picked up a 900rr rear rim cheap.....

Not tooo many f3 fronts on eBay right now, but a TON of vfr 6 sproke fronts. I know the VFR 6 is a 17"......anyone know if it's the same rim as the f3? It sure looks like it.

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Here goes.....see any resemblance? Reason I'm interested? The front VFR rims are super cheap on e-bay.......

Honda F3 front rim....



VFR 94-98 front rim.....


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Yep....... I have a source that is saying it is in fact the SAME rim from Honda.

The question now is...... what bearings need to be installed? This will have to be trial and error....


So...... for anyone interested in doing the 6-spoke 900RR rear rim & 6-spoke F3 front rim conversion.......
---- The 1994-1998 VFR750 front rim is also another option, and they are cheap on e-bay.

With all this being said.... I personally have yet to see if this rim fits like the F3 ----- so, good luck, use this info as you wish...

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I'm a little short on time, and it sounds like you've already got this sorted, but one thing you can do to cross reference parts is use RonAyers.com. They have a parts cross reference check that will tell you what years a part fits what bike, or at least was used on that bike. Put in the part number for the 919 front wheel, which you can find in their parts list, and it will tell you if it was used anywhere else.

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the only problem with that is that the 919 is a three spoke as you know and the vfr is six part number will not match up, but do that with the f3 wheel and then you are good to go.

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Yep....... I have a source that is saying it is in fact the SAME rim from Honda.

The question now is...... what bearings need to be installed? This will have to be trial and error....


So...... for anyone interested in doing the 6-spoke 900RR rear rim & 6-spoke F3 front rim conversion.......
---- The 1994-1998 VFR750 front rim is also another option, and they are cheap on e-bay.

With all this being said.... I personally have yet to see if this rim fits like the F3 ----- so, good luck, use this info as you wish...
If it is truly the same:

You will need the VFR/CBR bearings
919 axle and spacers + 1 VFR/CBR spacer
SS washers to shim in your calibers 1 - 1.5MM

Wish I would have known that, my F3 wheel wasn't too much, but I had to wait a while to find it.

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...... Just posted this up in the Ebay section.

IFFFF this IS all true. EMA has a clearence out on a PVM front wheel for the early model VFR.

I have done some extensive digging in the WR archives...... have found several threads that clearly state it is in fact the same wheel.

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Saw that. Too bad that for the same price as that 1 wheel, you can get both CBR wheels, have them stripped, powder coated, mounted... and still have change for new tires.

Damn cool looking wheel though, and forged.

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Yeah ---- would look stupid if it didn't have the matching rear.

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I'm a little short on time, and it sounds like you've already got this sorted, but one thing you can do to cross reference parts is use RonAyers.com. They have a parts cross reference check that will tell you what years a part fits what bike, or at least was used on that bike. Put in the part number for the 919 front wheel, which you can find in their parts list, and it will tell you if it was used anywhere else.
Is this what you're talking about?

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wouldn't you need new rotors as well? I thought rotor bolt circle is different

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From what I've read.....that sounds right..... you need the F3 front rotors.... many prefer the older 10 button style.

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From what I've read.....that sounds right..... you need the F3 front rotors.... many prefer the older 10 button style.
at that point just go ahead and do rc51 swap, sp1 should match your nicely
In my rc51 swap, locating front rim was the biggest PITA

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From what I've read.....that sounds right..... you need the F3 front rotors.... many prefer the older 10 button style.

Yes indeed, that's what I have. `96 to be exact.

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are the 6 spoke wheels lighter?

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Saw a post saying the rear was about the same...... I needed another rear for track days....cheap and looks good. Not sure if I'll ever mess with the front.

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are the 6 spoke wheels lighter?

Still kicking myself for not weighing them before mounting. With the OEM Hi-Sport tires mounted, the complete stock wheels are 28lbs rear and 26lbs front. Will get the empty wheel weight once I get the old rubber off.

I now have PP 2CTs on the 6 spoke but don't feel like pulling the wheels to get a weight. I have heard they may be a little lighter but can't confirm.

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Is anyone running a VFR front wheel? I picked up a 900rr rear rim last night and am trying to source a front to match.

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