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#1 VF1000RS

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:43 PM

I took a front wheel from a 1986 VF1000R and a front wheel from a 1993 VFR750 in for scrap today. Both were damaged but were not missing any material. No bearings, rotors, spacers, valve stems or wheel weights. Just the bare wheels.

I had them weighed separately;

The VF1000R wheel weighed 12 lbs.

The VFR750 wheel weighed 13 lbs.

The VFR750 wheel is almost, if not exactly, the same wheel as a CBR600F2 wheel, a common mod for the VF1000R and Interceptors.

I wasn`t expecting that.

Also makes my idea of having Kosman widen stock VF1000R wheels more viable. Still an expensive option though.
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#2 ron_al

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:33 PM

I took a front wheel from a 1986 VF1000R and a front wheel from a 1993 VFR750 in for scrap today. Both were damaged but were not missing any material. No bearings, rotors, spacers, valve stems or wheel weights. Just the bare wheels.

I had them weighed separately;

The VF1000R wheel weighed 12 lbs.

The VFR750 wheel weighed 13 lbs.

The VFR750 wheel is almost, if not exactly, the same wheel as a CBR600F2 wheel, a common mod for the VF1000R and Interceptors.

I wasn`t expecting that.

Also makes my idea of having Kosman widen stock VF1000R wheels more viable. Still an expensive option though.


I thought I read somewhere that the VF1000R stock front wheel was only a 16" diameter rim. Seems like it would be easier to find a wide choice of tires in a 17" size (by using the VFR750 or CBR600F2 front rim).

Just musing...

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:34 PM

it is 16"

#4 VF1000RS

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:53 PM

I thought I read somewhere that the VF1000R stock front wheel was only a 16" diameter rim. Seems like it would be easier to find a wide choice of tires in a 17" size (by using the VFR750 or CBR600F2 front rim).

Just musing...

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Kosman will also turn the 16" into a 17" at the same time they widen it.

I have this idea that I would get a set of stock wheels widened to 3.5" and 5.5" and the front increased to a 17". Use them on either: one of my R projects or a 750 Interceptor with 1000R motor project. I always assumed it was heavier than say a CBR600F2 wheel. Seemed a silly idea if it was significantly heavier.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:14 AM

Dude... Your 85 VF1000R is the sexiest bike that I have ever seen on this or any other forum! Awesome work! :cool:

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:34 AM

I was always under the impression that Kosman didn't want anything to do with the Comstars? No?

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:36 AM

Wouldn't widening the 16" 1000r front wheel and turning it into a 17" hoop also make it, er, heavier????

I'm guessing by about, say, a pound?

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#8 VF1000RS

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:17 AM

Dude... Your 86 VF1000R is the sexiest bike that I have ever seen on this or any other forum! Awesome work! :cool:


Wow thanks!
There are quite a few very trick bikes of all generations here.
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#9 VF1000RS

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:22 AM

I was always under the impression that Kosman didn't want anything to do with the Comstars? No?


They had broken the machine that they were using to either cut or weld Comstars with a couple years ago. I don't remember which. I talked to someone there who verified they had fixed it and he knew what VF1000R wheels were(!) and was very familiar with Comstars and
had several they were working on at that time. (Not VF1000R wheels though)

I had heard they didn't do them either so that's why I called.
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#10 VF1000RS

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:26 AM

Wouldn't widening the 16" 1000r front wheel and turning it into a 17" hoop also make it, er, heavier????

I'm guessing by about, say,a pound?


Haha! Probably so! Although that would still make it viable in my eyes.

I'll have to weigh a stock rear wheel compared to a CBR900RR rear wheel.
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