Sunday, 12 June 2011

Front Wheel - measurements + spacers

I bought an alloy Suzuki GS500 wheel . 17" and 3" wide.
REAL supermoto wheels are often very expensive and choosing the right one can be not easy :)
Supermoto bike for street use, should has a front rim 17" x 3.5. alloy rim - professionally drilled and specified for supermoto + spokes. I chose solid alloy wheel because I like it and the price is many times lower than real SM wheels. Thats it :)
Wheel has came :) It is dirty, has small chips and scratches. It is going to be cleaned, polished (I'll remove all numbers and Suzuki logo). Then my friend Mark will paint it to Subaru Gold colour.
But first of all I have to do lots of measurements to fit it XT660 forks :)

What do I have:
Dirty, untidy Suzuki GS500 front wheel
Avon tyre is in decent condition and Koyo bearings are fine

Goal:
Remove signs and Suzuki logo.
Clean and polish then paint to Subaru Gold
Put the brake disk to the left side of the wheel
Do measurements to fit XT660 forks
Mill some spacers to centre the wheel. Material: sainless steel
Remove speedo drive - spacer + seal instead
Measurements:
Wheels fit accuracy should be done carefully. Front wheel has to be exactly in the middle between forks so I have to measure it then mill some spacers. I used old XTZ spindle - fits perfect.

After measurements I prepared technical drawing of spacers.
I want to remove speedo drive permanently so I have to mill spacer with collar and then put some seal to prevent coming dust into a bearing.
I turned two spacers: left with colar and to the right side I used old Suzuki GS500 spacer with collar and cut it few millimeters.





Problem 1:
The tyre is exactly to the level of forks brace bolts so I can't put the fender here... I have to do something with it... but later :)


Problem 2:
Theres no enough space for caliper bracket. Is to close to brake disc.
I already have a solution. I'll let you know later :)



5 comments:

  1. looks good! very nice conversion. i hope to do the same with my xtr660...

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  2. Thank dude :) With XTR660 is easier a little :) If you need some help just drop me a line :) Good luck.
    New pictures of my project this week!!!!

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  3. ahh nice iv used the same wheels on my xt600e but the rear wheel cush drive decided it didnt want to be apart of the bike at 140 mind you that was after a hole lot of skids wheelys and other shenanigans :P

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  4. hello i am doing an xt600 (1991) supermoto conversion and to be honest i am kind of lost.I have the gs500 wheels and absolutely no clue on what to do.If you can help me i would be forever grateful.

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  5. hello i am doing an xt600 (1991) supermoto conversion and to be honest i am kind of lost.I have the gs500 wheels and absolutely no clue on what to do.If you can help me i would be forever grateful.

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