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Wheel and tire size swap?
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Question Wheel and tire size swap? - October 26, 2006, 12:36 PM

Ok I've found some wheels that I want to change out on my bike just to use as an example say you had 98 gsxr-600 and wanted some light wieght 98 gsxr-1000 wheels plus you wanted the bigger 190 tire on the back. You know the rear rotor for both bikes are the same even the rear caliper is interchangeable so the brakes are not an issue. What are some issues that I would be looking at?
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October 26, 2006, 12:38 PM

Handling characteristics dramatically changed. Swing arm width may be an issue.
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October 26, 2006, 01:52 PM

also, just cause the rotor and caliper are the same doesn't mean there respective locations for mounting on the wheel / swingarm are the same, if the 1000 has a wider swingarm, I would double check to make sure a 1000 rotor / wheel will align with a 600 caliper

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October 26, 2006, 01:53 PM

I'm thinking it's going to be a lost cause. I don't believe it will work with out some modifications. To bad because they where OZ wheels with weave rotors on both front and back wheels. Another thing I've thought about is that the sprocket and chain will most likely no line up either causing more problems. It was just an idea.
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