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First off I want to say a big thank you to Zoran (TWF) for all the time and effort spent with me giving advice, making spacers and putting up with my wordy PMs. I couldn't have done this without you! :)

So I bought this CBR600F3 rear wheel about two months ago off of Ebay for about $160. I thought it would be a quick swap out for cheap money that would allow me to use a bigger tire and look schweet too. Hahahaha, what a fool I was! ;) Oh well, live and learn.

The wheel came and was in great shape, no scratches, spins true. But the paint was really faded--almost rusty brown, and one bearing was heat locked and wouldnt spin. So, I decided to fix it up before putting it on the bike...

I couldn't budge the bearings--they wouldn't come out no matter what I did so... off to the dealer to get them removed (cha-ching!)

Then I had the wheel powdercoated again and ordered new bearings, dust seals and collars. (cha-ching! cha-ching!). Man the powdercoater really laid it on thick--and Oh crap!!! He painted inside where the bearings go, CRAP!!! So I spend a day grinding and polishing the inner hub and lips--going through half a dozen Dremel tips (cha-ching!!!)

So now its ready for the bearings to go in! But... dammit I can't get the new bearings in this time either--back to the dealer again and I'll have them put the tires on at the same time. (cha-ching!)

The wheel came with a sprocket, but its a 530/43T and I need a 525/44T. So I look around the net for a cheap steel Sunstar for this wheel in the SV size... nope none available. So I have to order a custom aluminum, but hard anodized to make it last longer. Its pretty trick but... (cha-ching!!!!) And I also need a brake rotor... oooh that Galfer wave rotor looks badass, and pretty cheap on Ebay (cha-ching!!!)

Now I need some spacers from Zoran (cha-ching!!!) Hehehe, OK well I already knew I had to buy those--and they were very cheap. When they didn't fit right due to some excessively thick powdercoating and the slightly thicker rotor, Zoran made me a couple of extra right side spacers at different lenghts to try out--and one worked just right! What a great guy!

So finally after a LOT of grinding polishing, tweaking, test fitting, brake bleeding and some serious wear and tear on my credit card... its on and it looks AWESOME!!! Now I can use anything from a 160 to a 180 on the back.

Clicky!!! Clicky!!

After all this trouble, I'm very happy with how it came out.. of course now I hate the front, but I'm working on that. I learned a lot about how the rear end all goes together and a lot about how the rear caliper works too. Word of advice: Its a LOT easier to get the rear wheel on by yourself if you take the caliper off the hangar!!! Its only 1 bolt too and you don't have to bleed the lines. I did that anyway because the fluid was old.

Cheers!
 

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Excellent write up.

I plan to do the F3 wheel when I get tires next time. Most likely pilots.

I can learn and plan from your problems you ran into.

I have all the tools in the shop for the bearins removal and install and I have a good powder coater so that alone should cut the problems in half.

I will use the zoran spacers.

Did he have any advice on a rear sprocket?

What size tire did you put on? I figure I will use a 170 pilot power. Not sure why but mostly for bling.

If you don't mind me asking, how much was the rear rotor?
 

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Also what is up with your exhaust? it looks like a mix between a standard mount and a high mount. A mid mount design? Did you do that yourself?

lol sorry for all the questions.

Nice bike you have nova..............
 

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Also what is up with your exhaust? it looks like a mix between a standard mount and a high mount. A mid mount design? Did you do that yourself?

lol sorry for all the questions.

Nice bike you have nova..............
yeah thats yosh's "race" mount
 

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Looks good nova, you had to put way too much work into it, but it looks good. :p
 

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huh, that race mount could save me a ton of money.

So long as it is not to expensive. :lol:

I would get a high mount look and not have to screw with my turnsignals.

Looks perfect to me.
 

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I really wish this place had a better search feature. :x :shock:

I wouldn't have to ask so many damn quesions. :lol:
 

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Mr. Black said:
I really wish this place had a better search feature. :x :shock:

I wouldn't have to ask so many damn quesions. :lol:
when you do searches, just put an "and" between EVERY word and it makes a big difference
 

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Thanks for the kind words!

OK, I will try to answer all the questions!

First of all the bike handles GREAT! More from the Pilot Powers than the wheel I'm sure, but this thing corners like a razor now. I have the stock SV sized tires on the bike right now, but after I get the GSX-R750 front end I have onto the bike, I'll be going up to 170 or 180 in the rear and 120/70 in the front.

The pipe is a race-mount, full M4 system... not a Yosh system as their pipes won't fit the 2004-2005 SVS correctly. M4 is the only one I've seen with three mounting options. I don't like the high-mount look, but I wanted more clearance. I couldn't be more happy with the M4, it sounds incredible, makes noticably more power and fits perfectly. In fact I even had enough play in the midpipe to tuck the can in a little more under the tail by attaching to the inside of the hangar.

I did some reseach and phone calling on the sprocket myself. I ended up going with Sprocket Specialists because they not only knew exactly what I was doing with this wheel, but they were the only company I could find that had a hard anodizing process. They guarantee double the life of a standard aluminum sprocket.

It was $78 bucks shipped though. (cha-ching!!)

I got a GREAT deal on the rotor brand new off of Ebay... $89 shipped! They sell at most shops for between $169-$190. :)
 

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Definately bling, the good bling (not the bling of that baby blue gsxr wavy flamer on ebay). I contemplated getting an f3 wheel, but it might make things more complicated with my hugger :?

Maybe another pic or two from a different angle?
 

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I contemplated getting an f3 wheel, but it might make things more complicated with my hugger :?

Maybe another pic or two from a different angle?
Hmmm, I don't see why your hugger wouldnt work as long as you used the stock tire size. Its still a 17-inch wheel, just a half inch wider..
 

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Is there a range of years that I can look for for the 5" F3 wheel that will work?

97 seems to be popular.

I assume a stock F3 rear brake rotor will work if the wheel has one.



I will have to see if pipe city can has a race version M4 slip on.
 

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The pipe is a race-mount, full M4 system... not a Yosh system
bwahaha.. my bad, I must be blind or something :roll:
 

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Mr. Black said:
Is there a range of years that I can look for for the 5" F3 wheel that will work? 97 seems to be popular.
The F3 wheel is from 95-98. Earlier is the F2 wheel which looks the same, but is the same width as the SV, so avoid that. The only really important thing is to know exactly what year your wheel is. If you ever need internal parts for it, you'll need the year because they are all slightly different. I ended up with the wrong bearings for the cush drive because I thought my wheel was a 98 when it was really a 96. :(

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I assume a stock F3 rear brake rotor will work if the wheel has one.
Yes it will work, same diameter and thickness as the SVs. Also any aftermarket rotor that fits the F3 should work as long as its 4mm thick. You might want to consider new pads too if you get a brand new rotor.


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I will have to see if pipe city can has a race version M4 slip on.
That's where I got mine, they are FANTASTIC to deal with, and have great prices too.
 

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Earlier is the F2 wheel which looks the same, but is the same width as the SV, so avoid that.
well, if someone just wanted a different look without the frivilous extra tire width and weight, they could go with the 4.5 f2
 

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Most of todays 160s are pinched a little on a 4.5 inch wheel so going to a 5 is not really frivilous.

Now if I go to a 170 on that wheel then yeah it would be frivilous. :p :lol:
 

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Most of todays 160s are pinched a little on a 4.5 inch wheel
A handful of people on the board like to say that, but I have personally never heard any proof of that claim. People just keep repeating it until the misconception becomes accepted as truth. All of the newer generation tires fit the 4.5 just fine.
 
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