Rear rim sizes?

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1978 GL 1000

Rear rim sizes?

Post by phoenixtubs »

My rear rim is bent, so it does not run true. The disc runs through the caliper just fine, but the rim itself wobbles about 1/8 inch or so at its outer edge, and the wobble is more pronounced at the tire.

My rim is stamped "D.I.D Japan MT 2.50 x 17". I found a guaranteed straight rim on ebay, also for a 78 GL100, but it is stamped
"N 17 x MT 2.50 1077 DDT".

Does anyone know what the difference is, and whether the ebay rim will work on my 78?


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