I'm looking into different rims, but I want to make sure of the rim size thats on a stock 04' sv650s first , is it 17x 4.5 ?
so have I again and again.........but I want to cosmeticly change the stock rims ie: chrome them or have them powder coated or just buy different ones all together thats all.Kid Thunder said:yup
here is my second line so i dont get in trouble...
and my third to save my ass.
and yea its a 4.5 inch rim and i have READ that the biggest you should go tire size on that is 160
good deal! I see the majority of aftermarket rims start at 5" I was a little worried, whats the front, 3.5" or is that 4.5" too and my vision is just screwy?syntheticton said:actually you could go to a 5 inch rim on rear... many racers claim that the 5 inch fits the contour of the 160 better... some use F3 5 inch wheels for this reason
yeah... no kiddingDizzle said:Not Sh*t!! that would be sweet, but I'm sure not cheap...
here ya go ;Dsyntheticton said:yeah... no kidding
considering most metal aftermarket wheels can cost $1200-$3000 for a set... I can only imagine C/F wheels being around $4000 or more. I never did ask how much... guess cause I knew it was already out of my price range
I think you would have to do the GSXR or R1 swingarm mod to get that in thereDizzle said:it sucks all the rims im finding i like start at rear size being 17x5.5".........could that fit? or no way?
hmm... didn't realize there was enough room for those... must be really tightDucOwner said:Every rider on Team CycleZoo / SVRaceShop has 5.5 or 6' rear wheels on their SV's except Kris because he is our SV Cup rider and they have to use stock size wheels, etc. No big deal going bigger size wheels. The Marchesini SV set comes standard with a 5.5 rear. Bolts straight on.
outstanding thanx! 8)DucOwner said:Every rider on Team CycleZoo / SVRaceShop has 5.5 or 6' rear wheels on their SV's except Kris because he is our SV Cup rider and they have to use stock size wheels, etc. No big deal going bigger size wheels. The Marchesini SV set comes standard with a 5.5 rear. Bolts straight on.
I'll have to keep this in mind but I was also thinking of the labor cost of bringing my bike to a shop to have them strip the rim and all that so I could do that, I have 2 shops close to me and one is $65 and the other is $75 an hr (labor) so I have that to consider too.Northwind said:As for coating, you can get a pretty dramatic difference just with paint or powdercoat... I've got mine coated burnished gold, and to set it off a little I painted in the logos on the tyres. Not everyone likes it but I think it looks magic, a bit retro. And it set me back about a 20th the cost of a set of aftermarket rims
very true....Northwind said:Mine were £100UK (about $170?) to get both wheels and the sprocket carrier stripped, couple of minor repairs, and coated- though I removed the tyres and bearings myself. Not exactly cheap, but compared to the price of a set of wheels...
It's tight but not that tight. I just measured my race bike rear, it has 5mm clearance to the chain on the left and 10mm clearance to the swingarm on the right with a 19/67-420 rear tire (about a 195), that is the biggest tire a privateer can get from Michelin right now. I normally use a 18/67-420 rear that has about 10mm chain and about 15mm swingarm clearance but decided to give this new C2M 5533 compound a try. It is supposed to be soft as rubber cement.syntheticton said:hmm... didn't realize there was enough room for those... must be really tight