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Rim upgrade for 1986 16" rims to 17"????


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Anybody know if there is a good upgrade for the  1986 VFR Interceptor? Limited tire choices for 16" is driving me crazy!

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there is a great wheel conversion thread on the other site, has all u need 2 know.

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86 = 1st gen, then easy, use CBR600F2/3 wheels. I did that to my VF500 many years ago. Everything should just fit, but might require a spacer or two to get wheels central. 

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F2 front wheel needs about 5mm machined off each side of the rotor mounts to fit the stock forks. Certainly doable, but the machinist better be up to the task to keep them parallel and even.

 

The rear is pretty easy (mostly spacers), but the bike should get a ride height adjustable shock to make up the difference.

 

I have done 4 VFRs now, but I swapped in the whole CBR front end on most of them.  Which presents it's own set of hurdles.  There is no "bolt on" way unless you want the narrow Hurricane 600 17" wheels.  Which I have also done just to keep that one somewhat period correct.

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