Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83


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frank51
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Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83

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I want to put wire spoke wheels on my 83 but I don't know if you can use the parts off the hub of a 77 to match up. Anyone know anything?


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Re: Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83

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I think I've read in the past that the 1000 rear drive is different.
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Re: Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83

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Im wondering if switching out the wheel hub is possible.
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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83

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frank51 wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:56 am Im wondering if switching out the wheel hub is possible.
Explain that further
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Re: Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83

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Is their any part of the earlier model back wheel hub that can be switched out to make it match up with the 83 final drive?
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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

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Re: Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83

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You will need to machine a new hub to match the 83 to accept spokes
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Re: Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83

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I found a company that sells them. I wanted to know if i had other options before I went that route. Thanks for the Reply!
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1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Can you put wire spoke wheels on an 83

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Well there you go.
As I stated before there are posts that what you were looking for were not possible without a custom hub.


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