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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-27-2002, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Old GSXR wheel changes?

I have an 87 GSXR750 with the original 18" wheels. I would like to be able to use some of the newer technology tires for it. I know some people have put on newer model 17" wheels on them. Does anyone know what years will bolt on without any or little modification?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2002, 05:21 PM
 
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17" Wheel fun

I put a pair of 17's on mine last summer...it is well worth it.

What will fit? Just about any of the 95 or earlier wheels. I put a 92 600 wheel on the front and a 94 750 wheel on the back. I also put a 94 750 front suspension on so the front wheel and rotors were not a problem.

Here's a helpful site I used when I started looking for wheels...
http://www.tidepool.com/%7Etetrault/trivialtech.htm

If you need more help, pop over to www.gixxer.com and go to the "Oil Cooled Forum" There are a few older gixxers that have doen conversions the past couple of years.

Hope I've been some help.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2002, 03:24 PM
 
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Ha!!! I changed to '84 S cast wheels on my 78 GS1000S. Went from 17" up to 18" and from single front disc to double front disk. I can see though where you may want to drop to 17 for new low profile tyres because you may need a wider rim and have a width problem.

From what I have you will have a number of choices just watch out for rear disk brake placement and swing arm width.
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