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post #1 of 36 Old 06-02-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel conversion complete

Well, it took a little longer than I hoped, but I am very happy with the end result. I always thought the maroon and gold mustangs looked sharp and I like it just as much on this girl.

Before anyone says anything, the tires are brand new as well. This is right I after I got it home. Can't wait to wear down the PP 2CT's a little. They handle soooooo much differently (read better) than the OEM stuff.
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post #2 of 36 Old 06-02-2010, 03:25 PM
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That looks just EXCELLENT!

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Pretty cool. Where did you find those matching calipers?

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Pretty cool. I like the Yoshi's.

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Tip-fucking-top! I'm still looking for a 6 spoke rc51 front wheel for my conversion. Your setup makes me green with envy. Good work.

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Thanks guys. I'm really happy with the color match. Considering me and the powder guy only held up a paint chip next to the calipers and handlebar.

Jay, 06 and 07 came with the gold. I did the handlebars and grips a couple years ago. Honda took a red black and silver bike and threw on gold calipers. Go figure.

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that looks great. i have the wheels sitting in my garage and have been contemplating doing them gold. good job there!

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Positive it was 05 with the first gold calipers. Maybe a late 05 build as a 06 model?

What pees me is they kept the blue anodized fork tops! It is a shame they were not gold or colour matched to the bike as the blue goes with nothing unless you have a blue bike.

The wheels look smart in Gold. Personally I'm a fan of the original three spokers.

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Man, I really like that color combo. Excellent job!

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Positive it was 05 with the first gold calipers. Maybe a late 05 build as a 06 model?

What pees me is they kept the blue anodized fork tops! It is a shame they were not gold or colour matched to the bike as the blue goes with nothing unless you have a blue bike.

The wheels look smart in Gold. Personally I'm a fan of the original three spokers.
You're right. 05 was the glass black year with gold calipers. And you're also right with the blue being goofy.

As for the 3 spoke wheels, this picture solidified my decision to go with gold, and ALMOST made me think twice about the conversion. But not quite :001_smile:
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That Yammy looks the bizz.

I have to say the gold with your red bike looks impressive.

I've the gloss black bike with the gold calipers and black/titanium engine - it is tempting to polish the wheels or match the titanium colour to make it unique. There is along list of possible 'to-do's', one of the reasons I really like the 919, it is an excellent base to modify.

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Jay, 06 and 07 came with the gold. I did the handlebars and grips a couple years ago. Honda took a red black and silver bike and threw on gold calipers. Go figure.
I was just kidding about the calipers. Got em too.

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SWEET! now I gotta do it damn it.

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I like them.

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did you have to shim the calipers?

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Were there any modifications required a dummy like me should need to know? Do CBR wheels basically bolt on?

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.. i thought those were Rc-51 wheels guess not.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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

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Love the gold wheels! Looks great!

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thanks for the detailed thread fly, Im getting started Im gonna have to do one at a time just got the rear. what color what color hhhmmmmm...

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forgot to weigh the new wheels. the OEM wheels are about 28lbs rear and 26lbs front with Hi-Sports and mounting hardware. I mounted PP 2CT's on the new wheels and from what I hear, those are also a weight savings over the Hi-Sports.

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I'm not really a fan of gold... I always think of Smoky and the Bandit or Huggy Bear's Cadillac, but your bike looks fantastic!!

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is CBR900RR 6" or 5.5" rear rim?

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I'm not really a fan of gold... I always think of Smoky and the Bandit or Huggy Bear's Cadillac, but your bike looks fantastic!!
Thats why I like it that T/A was the funk!

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I'm not really a fan of gold... I always think of Smoky and the Bandit or Huggy Bear's Cadillac, but your bike looks fantastic!!
Thanks, and to be honest, I'm not really a big fan either, but to channel one of our southern hemisphere brothers, I just thought it would look "the bizz" with the candy red.

My inspiration came from the classic mustang gold on maroon like in the sweet rides below. The decision was solidified by the Yamaha I posted earlier.



Oh yeah, 5.5" wheel
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The six-spokes hands down for me. Like the whole thing. That exhaust tucked up there makes it look really nice and clean. I always like to make my bike "mine". Nice look

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How far did you have to shim the calipers in, I used one washer per bolt? I think Im good but just have a warped rotor, boo.

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So flycatcher did a GREAT job detailing this mod and helped me out through PM's (thanks man) made the job alot easier knowing what I was gettin into. I just have a little to add to help future WT'ers.

Heres a link that shows the proper spacer set up to use, this confused me a little cause I had to fiddle with it but got it. If I had read this first it would've saved some time.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/f94/my-...els-14934.html

Second, haven't heard of anyone coming across this but... if your powder coater gets a little thick on the coating where the rotors bolt up this can create a problem that feels like a warped rotor (happened to me) so I took a metal file and ground the powder coat down to flush and Presto no problems!

Hope this saves some one some time I now Fly saved me some time. But he also pushed me over the edge cause the gold looks SWEET. So do I thank you for getting me to spend more money I didn't need to?..... Yeah I do it looks cooooooooool!

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on both machines. They look great.

Boo powder coating buildup.
Yay filing down the buildup.

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So flycatcher did a GREAT job detailing this mod and helped me out through PM's (thanks man) made the job alot easier knowing what I was gettin into. I just have a little to add to help future WT'ers.

Heres a link that shows the proper spacer set up to use, this confused me a little cause I had to fiddle with it but got it. If I had read this first it would've saved some time.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/f94/my-...els-14934.html

Second, haven't heard of anyone coming across this but... if your powder coater gets a little thick on the coating where the rotors bolt up this can create a problem that feels like a warped rotor (happened to me) so I took a metal file and ground the powder coat down to flush and Presto no problems!

Hope this saves some one some time I now Fly saved me some time. But he also pushed me over the edge cause the gold looks SWEET. So do I thank you for getting me to spend more money I didn't need to?..... Yeah I do it looks cooooooooool!

Glad I was able to help. It sounds like the smoothing of the powder fixed the rotor rubbing problem? If so, I never would have thought of that without looking at the wheel. That's another really helpful bit to add to all the other helpful bits for doing this mod. Enjoy Brian

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Yep it did, where the bolts go in the guy had some studs or a rod or something to prevent powder coat from gettting in the threads (shouldve just taped the whole area off). So around the holes there was a little bulid up. This build up was not even and caused the rotor to not sit flush enough to wobble a bit. Filed it down on rode off cool as a fan. I need to find my camera so I can show you guys the gold on a grey bike. looks pretty snazzy, I think its one of those colors that would look alright on any color 9er, except the green one. Gold and green.... Well that may look good too. Any way thanks good info here!

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