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post #1 of 37 Old 09-10-2008, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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My 919 with new wheels...

I wanted to post some pics of my 919 after I added some different wheels. A while back I encountered a "black hole" in the road which changed life for my front wheel as I knew it. I searched for a replacement front but my options weren't much. After a little research and a lot of help on 9nineteens part, I ended up purchasing the required parts to make these wheels work.

The front is a CBR600 F3 rim with 296mm 12 button rotors, also from an F3. It is a 919 axle and a mix of 919/CBR600 spacers. Calipers are moved inwards 3mm per side with ss washers.

The back is even simpler. Buy a CBR900rr rear rim and use everything from your existing 919 rear, cush drive, rotor, axle.

I'll probably pull them again in the winter and have them powdercoated, but for now I'm more than happy with the turnout. In addition, I was able to score the rear wheel for a mere $26 on Ebay!
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Looks great!

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Very cool, nice job!

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Excellent job looks great!!!

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The wheels look great! But someone stole your left side exhaust can !

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Great job, that looks awesome!! The 6-spoke wheels make such a dramatic difference! Sweet deal on the $26 rear wheel!!! I ended up paying about $100 more for mine...

You gotta watch out for Roy (9nineteen), he loves helping fellow riders spend all their money! Seriously though, he was a HUGE help in finding a front wheel for me yesterday!

Since you're in the Portland area, when I get my project done, we should try and meet halfway for a ride... Columbia River gorge? Mt. St. Helens? Any of the amazing mountain roads? I picked my bike up in Canby, OR almost 2 weeks ago and rode I-5 all the way back. I'm sure there are much better rides down there!

Again, great looking bike!!

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awesome to see your back on the road, watch them backroads bra, he he he!!!





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Welcome to the 919 ENKEI 6-Spoke Club!!!

I'm glad it finally came together for you!! Anytime I could be of help. It's a fairly inexpensive conversion (thanks to Ebay) that transforms the look of the 9er. ---Nice job! Like Mike (mdtoney) said, I'm here to help you spend more of your $$$.


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Yes! It would be great to meet up for a ride sometime. Wouldn't it be nice to have members from the NW set up our own WT BBQ?

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Great job, that looks awesome!! The 6-spoke wheels make such a dramatic difference! Sweet deal on the $26 rear wheel!!! I ended up paying about $100 more for mine...

You gotta watch out for Roy (9nineteen), he loves helping fellow riders spend all their money! Seriously though, he was a HUGE help in finding a front wheel for me yesterday!

Since you're in the Portland area, when I get my project done, we should try and meet halfway for a ride... Columbia River gorge? Mt. St. Helens? Any of the amazing mountain roads? I picked my bike up in Canby, OR almost 2 weeks ago and rode I-5 all the way back. I'm sure there are much better rides down there!

Again, great looking bike!!

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I would be in for a NW 919 ride!

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They look outstanding!

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Congrats! The look great! Prioritize replacing the rubber BLs with SS before paint.

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It does look great. I would like to know if there is any reason beyond looks (great reason in it self) for doing it. Are the wheels any lighter, the cushion drive better, anything? If the wheels are lighter I think that would help the 919 in many ways. Once it again it looks great!

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Difinitely looks good. I'm curious if the wheels are lighter as well.

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The wheels are great. Definitely adds another aesthetic element to focus on, the three spokes are too hollow and go unnoticed.

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looks great!! where did you end up finding the wheels? i will be doing the same eventually

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Yes, I do believe the wheels are lighter. I didn't bother to put them on a scale, but was able to notice a difference. As far as performance, the front seems lighter while riding, and also seems to turn in quicker. That could very easily be due to the Metzeler M3 that I mounted, but perhaps has something to do with less rotating mass? I had Pilot Powers on the previous wheelset.

All of the parts were purchased from Ebay.

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It does look great. I would like to know if there is any reason beyond looks (great reason in it self) for doing it. Are the wheels any lighter, the cushion drive better, anything? If the wheels are lighter I think that would help the 919 in many ways. Once it again it looks great!

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I would be in for a NW 919 ride!
Fivemacs, where are you located? I think we've talked about doing that Mist/Vernonia ride in the past?

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That is what I'm wondering. If the wheels are lighter the reduced gyro scopic effect should make it turn in better. There should also be an increase inacceleration because you don't need to spin up the additional weight or move it forward. Yea and I never think of checking things in the rush to see how neat it is.

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Finished drinking coffee time to ride.

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Yes, I do believe the wheels are lighter. I didn't bother to put them on a scale, but was able to notice a difference. As far as performance, the front seems lighter while riding, and also seems to turn in quicker. That could very easily be due to the Metzeler M3 that I mounted, but perhaps has something to do with less rotating mass? I had Pilot Powers on the previous wheelset.

All of the parts were purchased from Ebay.
Lighter SWEET! So it's even more vital to keep your eyes ahead and miss the potholes, ladders, tires, etc.

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The wheels look great by the way!

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those look nice.... considering doing that to mine now... you guys are a really bad influence.... (according to my better half)... thanks for all the ideas and the tips to make it work



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Looks great man, def. think about doing this mod but I dig the polished lip look too much. Can you do the same thing on the 600rr wheel?

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Look GREAT! I think I'm next... where are you, Roy?

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Welcome to the 919 ENKEI 6-Spoke Club!!!

I'm glad it finally came together for you!! Anytime I could be of help. It's a fairly inexpensive conversion (thanks to Ebay) that transforms the look of the 9er. ---Nice job! Like Mike (mdtoney) said, I'm here to help you spend more of your $$$.

I'd like to join the club.

I need a second set of wheels for track days to save on tires.
I couldn't find any on E-bay; maybe I'm not looking good enough.

Thanks
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Look GREAT! I think I'm next... where are you, Roy?
Watcha need? . . .Like Jeff says, Ebay. . . get the rear wheel first. . .easiest to find and usually inexpensive. Then the later F3 front wheel with floating rotors, F3 rotors (there are two styles, early style has more buttons than the later style), and an F3 axle spacer. Finally, washers for the calipers. ---Done.

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I'd like to join the club.

I need a second set of wheels for track days to save on tires.
I couldn't find any on E-bay; maybe I'm not looking good enough.

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Mike. . .I just saw six rears available on ebay!! Front F3s are harder to find. Another advantage with the F3 rotors over the 919 rotors. . . the lighter aluminum disk carriers. The OEM 919 rotor has a steel carrier.

Just like Jeff's 9er, here's mine before the big RC51 front end conversion:


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Split up your search like this and you should get more results

CBR900rr

CBR900 rr

CBR 900 rr

Each with both Rim and wheel keywords

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Split up your search like this and you should get more results

CBR900rr

CBR900 rr

CBR 900 rr

Each with both Rim and wheel keywords
And try. . .separate searches for the rear and for the front. Even leave off "CBR". . .I got the six rear wheels that way with a search of "900rr rear wheel".

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Split up your search like this and you should get more results

CBR900rr

CBR900 rr

CBR 900 rr

Each with both Rim and wheel keywords
Thanks, I'll try looking around again.

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nice wheels!

side note: RAMROD, is that your bike in your avatar? More pics please, looks nice!

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