I was just kidding about the calipers. Got em too.
You know, I was sitting there thinking, Jay has been here a while, he HAS to know those came OEM.
its a cbr f3 front wheel and a 900rr rear wheel. as far as i know, the rear is a direct swap, and the front needs a custom spacer on one side and i think a couple washers to shim the calipers out.
Were there any modifications required a dummy like me should need to know? Do CBR wheels basically bolt on?
If you really are a dummy like me then yes there are some things you should know. Like already stated, the 96-98 CBR900RR rear wheel is a direct bolt in solution. Everything from the 919 goes into the 900 wheel. If you know how to do bearings, axles, spacers and can mount a tire then you should be fine.
MY front is a 96 CBR600F3 with 10 button rotors. There are several excellent wheel conversion threads in this site that I used as reference. You need the axle and all spacers from the 919
. You need the wheel, rotors, 1 spacer and THE BEARINGS
from the 600. The 919 calipers will need to be shimmed inward. Most including me, use stainless steel washers on the caliper bolts to accomplish this. I was also unable to obtain a CBR spacer so we had one fabricated. It ended up being .450" long
I highlighted the 600 bearings because it is not mentioned anywhere in any of the conversion threads I found and I found out too late that I needed them. I didn't want to use the old CBR bearings since they are 15 years old so we ordered a new bearing set with dust seals for $25.
This isn't exactly a cheap weekend mod. Maybe for some. I'm a decent rider, but like stated above, I'm a dummy when it comes to doing things like this. I know a guy who runs a small bike shop and I enlisted his help. I didn't feel comfortable mounting tires by hand and I tried getting the old bearings out to no avail since I don't have any of the tools that make it easy.
Rear wheel - Ebay $70
Front wheel - Ebay $120
chemical stripping both wheels - $100 (sandblasting aluminum wasn't recommended)
powdercoating both wheels - $100
wheel buildup, fabrication of spacer and tire mounting and balancing $165
bearing kit for CBR600F3 wheel - $25