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I gotta wonder how chain clearence would be with the 5.5 inch chicken wheel.

Hell with the F3 wheel my chain is already less then an eigth inch away from the tire and occasionally rubs the tire on hard left handers.
 

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Mr. Black said:
I gotta wonder how chain clearence would be with the 5.5 inch chicken wheel.

Hell with the F3 wheel my chain is already less then an eigth inch away from the tire and occasionally rubs the tire on hard left handers.
Thats a good question, anyone like to expand on this?
 

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Flip the coutnershaft sprocket around so that the raised edge is inward and you'll gain a little extra clearance.
 

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Mr. Black said:
A I gotta wonder how chain clearence would be with the 5.5 inch chicken wheel.

B Hell with the F3 wheel my chain is already less then an eigth inch away from the tire and occasionally rubs the tire on hard left handers.
Flip the front sprocket, add a washer behind it if needed to make the chain run straight, switch to 520 chain & sprockets, The SH rearwheel is wider and is not as easy to fit up as the F3. The spacers work, but "some assembly required" ie use your head and get everything lined up and adjusted to work without brakes dragging or chains rubbing. Bevel the rear brake pad edges, etc. If you want it to work, it will but it isn't OEM Suzuki so be prepared to work through the issues.

It'd be a good idea to have a couple files, a grinder, a dremel tool, shim stock and washers on hand when doing this sort of swap. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems. Honda did not intend for their stuff to fit your Suzuki. With some work it will!
 
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Mr. Black said:
I gotta wonder how chain clearence would be with the 5.5 inch chicken wheel.

Hell with the F3 wheel my chain is already less then an eigth inch away from the tire and occasionally rubs the tire on hard left handers.
5.5 rim and 180 tire fits with any clearance issues,at least on my bike.
 

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Hmmmm

I wonder if I am doing something wrong.

Wheel is spaced right and the chain runs true. The front sprocket is already flipped and I am 520 converted.

180 tire on an F3 wheel and my chain is around 3/32nd of an inch from the tire.

I am not saying this is problem but I was a little suprised by it. :D
 

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Mr. Black said:
Hmmmm

I wonder if I am doing something wrong.

Wheel is spaced right and the chain runs true. The front sprocket is already flipped and I am 520 converted.

180 tire on an F3 wheel and my chain is around 3/32nd of an inch from the tire.

I am not saying this is problem but I was a little suprised by it. :D
mine is the same way with my f3 & 180 tire :)
 

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Glad to hear you got it done josh.

What do you think and where are the pics? :p
 

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Glad to hear you got it done josh.

What do you think and where are the pics? :p
I havent done much riding, but so far it doesnt feel much different as far as the handling goes.
 

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Mr. Black said:
Glad to hear you got it done josh.

What do you think and where are the pics? :p
I havent done much riding, but so far it doesnt feel much different as far as the handling goes.
You mean other than it killed your quick turn-in and the bike feel like an Oregon logging truck in the turns now...... :p

:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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wonderjosh said:
I havent done much riding, but so far it doesnt feel much different as far as the handling goes.


LIES It destroys the handling, Andy said! :!:
 
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