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  • sirr1

Posted 07 December 2005 - 12:10 PM

#1

Hello everyone on TT!

Over the past months one question keeps popping up here on the SuMo forum.

It’s how and where to get rims at low cost, or it’s I am on a budget and where can I get cheep rims.

Well I might have the answer for you.

I took the liberty to look back on the big 4 motorcycle manufactures to see who used 17 inch rims as OEM on their bikes.

All 4 companies used the 17 inch rim on their production line starting around 1977.

Now here is the kicker, they the big 4 only used the 17 inch rim on the rear only.

I searched just about every bike made by these 4 companies which were listed as street-able motorcycles and none used the 17 inch rim on the front.

So this list is for rear rims only, which is not all bad because many of these rims are mags or cast aluminum and many are spoke.

To be honest with you there are some really nice mag rims produced by the big 4 in the mid 80s that would work well on a motard, you would just have to pair up a set in your search.

With some ingenuity and creativity and time I think some major cash could be saved by searching for the bikes on this list, weather you are scavenging through your local motorcycle graveyard or searching ebay for a deal, I hope this list helps for you find a deal.

My search stops in 1988 because I feel the price of a salvage or sale of the listed motorcycle any newer than 1988 would be cost prohibited.

Remember you are looking for salvage yard or crashed bikes to get the best deal on your rims!

Merry Christmas
May you and your family have a safe and prosperous new year!

Sirr1

1976 Honda GL1000 4.50-17
1977 Honda GL1000 4.50-17
1977 Honda CB750K 4.50-17
1978 Honda CB750K 4.50-17
1978 Honda GL1000 4.50-17

1979 Suzuki GS1000E + L 4.50-17
1979 Suzuki GS850G 4.50.17
1979 Yamaha XS1100 4.50-17

1980 Kawasaki Z1000 130/90-17
1980 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1980 Suzuki GS1000L-E 4.50-17
1980 Suzuki GS850-G + L 4.50-17
1980 Suzuki GS1100 GSX 4.50-17
1980 Yamaha XZ1100 5.40-17

1981 Honda GL1100 130/90-17
1981 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1981 Suzuki GS1000E + G 4.50-17
1981 Suzuki GS1000GL + L 4.50-17
1981 Suzuki GS1100E 4.50.17
1981 Suzuki GS550T 4.50-17
1981 Suzuki GS850G + L 4.50-17
1981 Suzuki GS1100E 4.50-17
1981 Yamaha XS1100 + S 4.50-17

1982 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1982 Suzuki GS450T 110/90-17
1982 Suzuki GS650G 4.25-17
I982 Suzuki GSX1100E + ES 4.50-17
1982 Yamaha XS1100 + S 4.50-17

1983 Honda CB1100F 130/90-17
1983 Kawasaki GPZ1100 130/90-17
1983 Suzuki GSX1100E-ES-S 4.50-17
1983 Suzuki GSX750ES 120/90-17

1984 Honda CB1100F 130/90-17
1984 Honda VF1000F + F2 140/90-17
1984 Honda XLV750R 130/80-17
1984 Kawasaki GPZ1100 130/90-17
1984 Kawasaki Z1300DFI 130/90-17
1984 Suzuki GSX1100 4.50-17
1984 Suzuki GS850G 4.50-17
1984 Suzuki GSX750EF + ES 120/90-17


1985 Honda NS400R 110/90-17
1985 Honda VF1000F 140/80-17
1985 Honda VF1000F2 140/80-17
1985 Honda VF1000R 140/80-17
1985 Honda XL250R 4.60-17
1985 Honda XL350R 4.60-17
1985 Honda XL600LM 5.10-17
1985 Honda XL600R 5.10-17
1985 Honda XVL750R 130/80-17
1985 Suzuki DR600S 130/80-17
1985 Suzuki GS1100G 4.50-17
1985 Suzuki GSX750EF 120/90-17
1985 Suzuki RG500G 120/90-17
1985 Yamaha XT250 4.60-17


1986 Honda NS400R 110/90-17
1986 Honda VF1000F 140/80-17
1986 Honda XL250R 4.60-17
1986 Honda XL350R 4.60-17
1986 Honda XL600LM 5.10/17
1986 Honda XL600RM 5.10/17
1986 Honda XLV750R 130/80-17
1986 Kawasaki GPZ1100 130/90-17
1986 Suzuki GS1100G 4.50-17
1986 Suzuki GXS750ES + EF 120/90-17
1986 Suzuki RG500G 120/90-17
1986 Yamaha XT250 4.60-17

1987 Honda XL250R 4.60-17
1987 Honda XL350R 4.60-17
1987 Honda XL600LM 5.10-17
1987 Honda XL600R 5.10-17
1987 Honda XL600V 130/80-17
1987 Suzuki DR600R Dakar 130/80-17
1987 Suzuki DR600S 130/80-17
1987 Suzuki TS250X 130/80-17
1987 Yamaha XT250 4.60-17

1988 Honda NX650D 130/80-17
1988 Honda XL600V 130/80-17
1988 Honda XRV650 130/90-17
1988 Kawasaki KLR250 4.60-17
1988 Kawasaki KLR600E 130/80-17
1988 Kawasaki KLR650 130/80-17
1988 Kawasaki KMX200 4.60-17
1988 Suzuki DR600S 130/80-17
1988 Yamaha XT250 4.60-17

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  • Eddie Sisneros

Posted 07 December 2005 - 12:59 PM

#2

i wanna see guys make the shaft drive wheel from some of those bikes work.

not to mention most of those wheels are only 2.5-3.0 inches wide.

  • sirr1

Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:41 PM

#3

I tried not to post the shafts, the GL's I have on the list have a spoke rear 17 x 4.5 inch rim as OEM from mother Honda, or some of the later GL's 77ish had a 16 inch comstar as option, sorry should have been more specific.

As far as the widths on some of the rims, not every one is building a large bore bike and a 4 to 4.5 rim would work well on a budget for a street-able smaller bore fun bike. Hey like I stated earlier, people were asking for inexpensive rim ideas, I tried to help.

  • Eddie Sisneros

Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:27 PM

#4

those are tire sizes!not wheels sizes.

dude,you need to look at the rear wheel of a 78 gl1000 or any other of these bikes. its no where close to 4.5 wide.almost non of them are anywhere close to being suitable for any conversion.

all of these wheels alone also weigh what 2 supermoto wheels weigh combined.

good on you for trying to post info,but its very mis leading.

more than just the gl's are shaft drive.lets go down the list.the following you listed are all shaft drive wheels.

1976 Honda GL1000 4.50-17
1977 Honda GL1000 4.50-17
1978 Honda GL1000 4.50-17

1979 Suzuki GS850G 4.50.17
1979 Yamaha XS1100 4.50-17


1980 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1980 Suzuki GS1000L 4.50-17
1980 Suzuki GS850-G + L 4.50-17
1980 Yamaha XZ1100 5.40-17

1981 Honda GL1100 130/90-17
1981 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1981 Suzuki GS1000GL + L 4.50-17
1981 Suzuki GS850G + L 4.50-17
1981 Yamaha XS1100 + S 4.50-17

1982 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1982 Yamaha XS1100 + S 4.50-17

1984 Kawasaki Z1300DFI 130/90-17
1984 Suzuki GS850G 4.50-17

1985 Suzuki GS1100G 4.50-17

1986 Suzuki GS1100G 4.50-17

  • doodman

Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:08 PM

#5

those are tire sizes!not wheels sizes.

dude,you need to look at the rear wheel of a 78 gl1000 or any other of these bikes. its no where close to 4.5 wide.almost non of them are anywhere close to being suitable for any conversion.

all of these wheels alone also weigh what 2 supermoto wheels weigh combined.

good on you for trying to post info,but its very mis leading.

more than just the gl's are shaft drive.lets go down the list.the following you listed are all shaft drive wheels.

1976 Honda GL1000 4.50-17
1977 Honda GL1000 4.50-17
1978 Honda GL1000 4.50-17

1979 Suzuki GS850G 4.50.17
1979 Yamaha XS1100 4.50-17


1980 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1980 Suzuki GS1000L 4.50-17
1980 Suzuki GS850-G + L 4.50-17
1980 Yamaha XZ1100 5.40-17

1981 Honda GL1100 130/90-17
1981 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1981 Suzuki GS1000GL + L 4.50-17
1981 Suzuki GS850G + L 4.50-17
1981 Yamaha XS1100 + S 4.50-17

1982 Kawasaki Z1300 130/90-17
1982 Yamaha XS1100 + S 4.50-17

1984 Kawasaki Z1300DFI 130/90-17
1984 Suzuki GS850G 4.50-17

1985 Suzuki GS1100G 4.50-17

1986 Suzuki GS1100G 4.50-17




Wow. :applause:

  • megamoto

Posted 08 December 2005 - 02:29 AM

#6

My son has a TTR 250 motard. 2 x DR800 rear rims laced onto his hubs. Conti's 110/70 17 front and 150/70 17 rear. He grins like a loon..... especially as he's now fitted a White Bros exhaust. The local Feds are a bit :applause: off though. :ride:

  • BSharp

Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:56 PM

#7

My son has a TTR 250 motard. 2 x DR800 rear rims laced onto his hubs. Conti's 110/70 17 front and 150/70 17 rear. He grins like a loon..... especially as he's now fitted a White Bros exhaust. The local Feds are a bit :applause: off though. :ride:


I'm curious about this setup...both rims are DR800 rears, but you have a 110 tire mounted on one and a 150 on the other? That seems like a pretty big jump in tire width for the same sized rim, how does it work out?




 
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