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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Failin' like a mo' fo' on my wheel swap....

Man...my wheel swap is just not happening...Nothing I hate more than 2 different wheels on a bike.

Now I need a 81-84 KZ1100 or 84-85 ZN1100 swing arm, driveshaft and diff...

maybe even a KZ wheel. I did get a KZ wheel...but its not very nice..

Oh yeah...I dont like to spend much money

If you have anything let me know.

Thanks

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Have you checked Spectre wheels? They are shaftys too. No idea if they fit though.

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Have you checked Spectre wheels? They are shaftys too. No idea if they fit though.

Yeah spectre will work...just figured that out today...and I bought a 83 LTD 750 wheel today...

Thanks for lookin out man

Click below to see my bike. WARNING: Its not a Vulcan: 1984 ZN 700 LTD

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So I did get that 83 750 wheel...it fits, but not perfect.

Someone told me that jap bikes were NOT like dealing with american cars...stuff just doesnt interchange.

the brake rotor is about 3 mm too far to the outside...I just need to press the spacer out of the caliper bracket and turn it around...then it will bolt back up.....I hope.

Click below to see my bike. WARNING: Its not a Vulcan: 1984 ZN 700 LTD

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Good luck!! No one here has ever done anything quite like this before.
Hope it goes well for you


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Well, its done and it worked out.

The caliper mount needed the bushing pressed out and turned backwards. (bushing is actually a wheel spacer also)

The 83 rotor needed flipped over...one side has a step in it the other is flat. This and the caliper spacer put everything in proper alignment.

I can now rest easy that I have matching wheels...man, I hated that.

No pics yet...

I also changed the tire myself...if any one is afraid of that....dont be..

Click below to see my bike. WARNING: Its not a Vulcan: 1984 ZN 700 LTD

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Congrats. Good example of what determination and ingenuity can accomplish. Looking forward to the pics. That is a FINE lookin bike!

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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