In isolation the mag wheels look ok but with the spokes it looks superb.
Yeah i think it looks good on either rimset but the spokes make me smile a little more.
For your safety though, if that's still the same rubber, please be careful coming out of the hole on corners. The Marathon 880s that were on the wheels are like ice skates without the edge to push off from.
It is the same rubber, I've felt them slide a little but I'm not super aggressive while riding. I'll keep it in mind though. Thanks for the warning.
How much did the handling change when you switched out the mag wheels? Was there a significant increase in seat height as well?
Going from 17" front rim to the 18" front rim wasn't much of a change. I could tell the front rim didn't counter-steer as fast but I like the stability from the larger patch of tire contacting the ground. It also helps that I put ohlins cartridges in the front. I am still in the process of getting used to the bike with all the upgrades I put on. Once I have more non straight line miles on it, I will let you know
man this looks so good! congrats. this is my dream. i really dont like that mags. but i do like how yours were all black. did you paint or powder coat them? maybe ill do the same to mine in the interim...
thanks for this info. theres not much out there thats very descriptive on how to do this swap.
i would love to see images of the spacers for hubs and caliper if you have a minutes to take a few?
also are both front and rear spoke rims 18" ? thats good to know that youre still able to fit an 18" rim and tire under the stock se fork brace. i was concerned with that for sure
and lastly how long are your rear shocks? they look about .5-1inch longer than stock but maybe that's an optical illusion created by your choice of seat?
your bike looks great! looks way better with these spokes rims!
Thanks! I like the all black mag wheels much better than the stock color. I had them powder coated after I was in an accident and I purchased the motorcycle back from the insurance company. I did all the leg work on removing the tires, bearings and seals. It was about 300 for both rims from a local powder coating company. The new bearings/seals cost about 100ish. Reassembly was pretty straight forward and then getting the tires balances cost was about 40 bucks from my local honda motorcycle dealership. In all it was about 350-400 for just the powder coating but I also added the galfer rotor on the front which I think looks awesome! I am selling my powder coated rims if you are interested. If not, that's okay too
Both front and rear are 18" I liked that the front and rear are the same size vs the off set sizes of the T100. Just my personal preference
My rear shocks are about 360mm eye to eye. I really want to get some ohlins for the back to round our my setup but they are soooooo expensive. Also my front suspension is a little different. Since i have ohlins cartridges installed i had to have my shock length be about an inch longer so the cartridges would fit. Basically I have scrambler tubes with SE lowers. Yes it is a bit weird but it works and looks good too.
Great upgrade, they look awesome. I'm jealous for sure.
Thanks, I got a good price from Speedfoos which helped convince myself I can spend the money without my wife chopping off my head.
It helped a lot to have my own machine shop at work to be able to make the spacers. Also my father who is an ex motorcycle mechanic helped a lot too.