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Old 11-16-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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I'm sure this has been discussed before but I need some current info on what it would take for me to get a wider gsxr rim into my kat swing. Been getting too much heat for such a small tire Would love to see a 200 in there...I've heard they use different bearings and things but my major question is about axle size...Are they the same or different? Just curious so I know if I have to clearance to slider holes and use different adjusters...Any and all help appreciated!!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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talk to neonjeffie, he has a extended swingarm with a busa rear wheel on a his pre98. also talk to kreylyn
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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Cool..but I was intending to keep the stock width swing arm...is that possible???

Also might as well ask about the front too bc I can get a cheap set!!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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Cool..but I was intending to keep the stock width swing arm...is that possible???

Also might as well ask about the front too bc I can get a cheap set!!!
I'm pretty sure a 5.5" won't fit, so a 6" (minimum width for a 190mm tire) is even less likely.

So no, not a direct bolt on swap.
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but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:45 PM   #5
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I'm sure this has been discussed before but I need some current info on what it would take for me to get a wider gsxr rim into my kat swing. Been getting too much heat for such a small tire Would love to see a 200 in there...I've heard they use different bearings and things but my major question is about axle size...Are they the same or different? Just curious so I know if I have to clearance to slider holes and use different adjusters...Any and all help appreciated!!!

Since your swinger is alread stretched, you should really not have any issues at all putting any sized rim you want.

If your wanting to go 190 -200 tire size, I would highly recomend that you get a 6" rim. A 5.5 is a little small for those sizes (I have one right now I'm working on with 200 on a 5.5, and it definately is not the right profile you want).

The only 6" rims I've been able to find are straight spokes. I haven't done enough research to verify the axle sizes on them, but I'd guess they are probably the same axle size as most of the new GSXRs... around 28mm OD. Your swinger can be made to fit that (I just did it on a post Kat) by changing the slot size. The issue you will run into for that size axle, is the chain adjusters will need to be fully custom made (that is where I'm currently at, and in the process of having done for someone).

If you stick with 180/5.5" rims... you can pick up a 90-91 GSXR rim that will match your front rim, uses a 20mm axle, and would be a really simple process to fit in your bike. If you look, you can on occasion find a 600 (93ish I think) gsxr from the first 2 years they made them that will even have a 5 slot cush drive and allow you to use your sprocket carrier on.

To go 20mm axle size on your kat... widen the swingarm axle slots to 20.2mm wide. Use all the GSXR spacers, axle, brake caliper bracket. There are nice axle adjusters to fit that axle size from 2nd gen SVs, that look real nice and clean.

Since your not that far away... if you wanted to some help... let me know.

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(I have one right now I'm working on with 200 on a 5.5, and it definately is not the right profile you want).
Wow no kidding. My bike had a 190mm rear tire on it when I bought it, it handled like a school bus and looked awful, I can't imagine what a 200 would look and ride like
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Wow no kidding. My bike had a 190mm rear tire on it when I bought it, it handled like a school bus and looked awful, I can't imagine what a 200 would look and ride like
I've already been instucted to remove the tire before shipping this setup back... we left the tire on just so I would have something to work with while doing the mod on it. All the parts are from Ebay I think, so they came with what was on it.

Should have the final parts for the custom chain adjusters done soon... and this will be a pretty slick setup I think.

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I can offer you the info from my 4.5 thread, its a 89 GSXR wheel swap. The bearing info should help out.

http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.p...highlight=swap
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I'm glad I'm old enough where peer preasure and redicule don't bother me for having a 150 tire. I'd rather have my skinny tire connected to my Ohlins shock, that I bought from CP, than have a worthless (to me) fat tire that does no good except please someone else.

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I'm glad I'm old enough where peer preasure and redicule don't bother me for having a 150 tire. I'd rather have my skinny tire connected to my Ohlins shock, that I bought from CP, than have a worthless (to me) fat tire that does no good except please someone else.

OK, back to on topic.
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