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    What kind of prices are folks getting from local machine shops to modify the Hawk spindle?
    whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

    #2
    http://www.hawkland.de/beatty/VFR_Whl.html
    Dirk

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      #3
      You could speak to Rod at Hiperform

      http://www.hiperform.com/vfr_wheel_conversion.htm


      Remember these hubs are very hard so your local machine shop may not be very happy.
      "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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        #4
        Ya i had Rod do mine. Took about a week.
        1\2 Liter Duc Eater

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          #5
          Originally Posted by Dirk
          http://www.hawkland.de/beatty/VFR_Whl.html
          Dirk,
          I remember hearing that the wheel 'bolts' (the threaded part that goes into the spindle) are from Honda cars.
          Do you happen to have a part number?
          Cheers,
          Marc

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            #6
            Can you use VFR800 threaded studs? If so your local Honda dealer may be able to order them for you.
            "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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              #7
              I have the studs, and the wheel, I am just wondering what I should expect to be charged. What is the reason this cant simply be cut down?
              whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

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                #8
                Also, if the spindle is so hard to machine, why not just cut it down, and have the center of the wheel machined to 51mm? Or simply cut it of completly?
                whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

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                  #9
                  OK I found this :-

                  The Bros rear spindle needs modifying to accept the VFR750 rear wheel.
                  I machined mine down as the picture opposite. The spindle was shortened and turned down to 49.8mm dia to fit inside the VFR rearwheel and the 4 holes that normally had the locating pins for the Bros wheel were opened out to 12mm dia to accommodate the bolts for the VFR wheel fixing.
                  Note: the spindle is as hard as hell and needs special tools to machine it !!

                  "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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                    #10
                    i am able to the spindle mod for you guys for around 50 bucks with the studs installed
                    plus shipping of course
                    Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by tjstoner
                      i am able to the spindle mod for you guys for around 50 bucks with the studs installed
                      plus shipping of course

                      Do you have any photos of spindles you have done?
                      whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

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                        #12
                        Nope...but its on the bike now and i can take a video of me spinning the wheel on the stand.....I am a machinist, its not very hard material at all...its case hardened, once through the first .010" to .020" it cuts like butter....mill out the stud holes with a 12mm endmill......stuck the studs in the freezer for 8 hrs, than i heated up the spindle flange slightly....dropped the studs in, pressed them in slightly with a wheel press...and there ya go...one modded Hawk spindle

                        Originally Posted by ovlovder
                        Originally Posted by tjstoner
                        i am able to the spindle mod for you guys for around 50 bucks with the studs installed
                        plus shipping of course

                        Do you have any photos of spindles you have done?
                        Lord Squidward of FloriDUH

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