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    VFR400 rear wheel conversion

    Will a VFR400 rear rim work on the stock Hawk spindle?

    I saw a previous where it shows pictures of the NT650 with the VFR400 wheel.
    http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic...t=vfr400+wheel

    It appears that this rim came in 2 sizes; 4.5"x17" and 4.5"x18". Hyperform advertises a VFR750 wheel in sizes 5.5"x17" and 5.0"x17". Does anyone know if their price includes a NOS Honda VFR wheel? I prefer the 8-spoke rim and it appears that VFR rims is harder to get from Hiperform.
    http://www.hiperform.com/vfr_wheel_conversion.htm

    I am not a big fan of the 4-lug setup of the VFR750 wheel, but I also have to accept a smaller rim (only 4.5" wide) if I use the VFR400 rim. Does anyone have any input on this decision?

    Also what is the stock rear wheel size? What is the benefit of using an 18" rear rim and will it fit?

    #2
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      #3
      I actually hate the look of 3 spoke rims immensely.

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        #4
        this 4.5x17" might help out
        http://www.whitedogbikes.com/cgi-bin...da_VFR400_Rear

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          #5
          Originally Posted by cafebaltimore
          I actually hate the look of 3 spoke rims immensely.
          Spend more money and get a 5-spoker. The Brembo matches the front better.

          You can't do the VFR wheel without either keeping the lugs or doing a lot of machine work.

          Go with the Brembo wheel and you'll shave nearly 10lbs of rotating mass (you'll gain a pound with the VFR wheel) and spend less money. If the Brembo offends you so much, drop antoher $500 and get a marchesini 5-spoke mag wheel and shave another couple pounds.
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            #6
            I was thinking about this rim.

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              #7
              With the VFR Wheel you have a Problem with the four bolts on the stock spindle or the four holes on the backside of the wheel.

              Here a stock VFR 400 / RVF 400 Wheel



              Here a modified VFR 400 / RVF 400 Wheel



              Or you must change the diameter of the bolts on the spindle.

              A good tyre for this wheel is the Bridgestone BT014 , you can use a 150/60ZR18M/C or a 160/60ZR18M/C

              Front : 110/70ZR17M/C , 120/60ZR17M/C or 120/70ZR17M/C



              http://www.motorcycle-karttires.com/...159&LookupID=9
              Dirk

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                #8
                I've never found one of those wheels for less than $450. That, plus the mahcine work you'll have to do, you may as well buy a marchesini for the hawk.

                I can't see dumping that much money only to have more spokes.
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                  #9
                  If you must have 8 spokes and a center nut- get an 8 spoke VFR750 rim and mod it for the Hawk hub.You really limit your tire choices with the NC30 rim.

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                    #10
                    Can you use a VFR400 spindle on a Hawk?

                    What is the stock size of the Hawk rear wheel?

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                      #11
                      VFR750 wheels, left one modified to fit OEM spindle. Right one had spindle modified so wheel could be used
                      "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                      • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                      • Ohlins Rear Shock
                      • F2 front wheel
                      • VFR750 rear wheel
                      • Hiperform seat&headers
                      • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                      • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by cafebaltimore
                        Can you use a VFR400 spindle on a Hawk?

                        What is the stock size of the Hawk rear wheel?

                        the pictures that dirk posted expline it pretty well if you ask me.

                        has for hawkgt rim size i "think" its a 5"


                        was waiting for jr to show off his sweet modded vfr rim
                        if i ever figure out how to weld aluminum i want to try that
                        i want to do it with a square 5 spoke rim thou.
                        1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                          #13
                          "the pictures that dirk posted expline it pretty well if you ask me. "

                          I guess I could be more clear. Can a VFR400 spindle (that fits the VFR400 wheel) work with the NT650 swing arm? The picture Dirk posted showed how a VFR wheel was modified to fit the NT650 spindle

                          I think the VFR400 rim would be a bad choice if it is narrower than the stock rim. I was thinking it might equal.

                          JR, what did you have to do to the VFR750 8-spoke rim besides filling the 4 holes with weld?

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                            #14
                            to clarify if not already covered VFR400 (NC30) rear wheels are all 18" RVF400 (NC35) wheels are 17" ...lot easier to search if you know what came on what bike.....
                            Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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                              #15
                              Does anyone know if Marchesini still produce a rim that will fit the Hawk?

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