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  • Wire Wheels???

    Is there a custom wheel maker out there that can make-up a set of wire wheel for our Kats?? I think that the retro look with modern rubber would look great on our bikes.

    Thanks


    1995 750 Katana

    Minor mods, Yosh Exhaust, K&N Jet Kit, K&N Pod Filters, Corbin Seat

  • #2
    I'm sure there is..
    check a Harley Magazine...
    I bet there are a slew of custom wire wheel makers.

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    • #3
      Buchanans,in California.
      Ok, no more mister nice guy, i've met the guy in the street, and he's a wanker.




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      • #4
        When I saw the title of this topic, I was expecting, like, 150 spoke gold Daytons or something. I was going to mention that curb feelers would go real nicely with them....... but in reading it, the idea of retro-izing a kat is kind of a neat idea. Wires, maybe some low mounted megaphones, rounder tank, round headlight...... but all with more modern reliability and performance.... hmm.
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        • #5
          Any aftermarket wheels I've looked at cost a fortune.

          http://www.rccomponents.com/wheels_suzuki.htm
          Suzuki Katana: The best underated motersicle in da woild

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          • #6
            The hard thing is finding 17" rims at a reasonable cost. You can get sunstar rims from Buchannons for around $250-300 a rim, but I don't know if that incudes the spokes and hub or not? A set of excel rims with talon hubs can be dead sexy but can also set you back between $1000-1800 a pair.

            If anyone find a good source for wire rims let me know...I have a friend converting a cb750 into a cafe racer and he's trying to find some 17" rims (3.5 front and 4.5-5.5rear) to replace the stock 19" front and 18"?rear. He's looking to get the look of the spoke wheels but the diameter and width to be able to use modern sized rubber.

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            • #7
              Drag Specialties!!!

              But why, defeats the whole Sport Tour thing. Why not just buy a Cruiser for the cost of those wheels LOL
              TDA Racing/Motorsports
              1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
              Who knows what is next?
              Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
              Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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              • #8
                The biggest problem is finding the correct hubs!!! One thing that I'm going to try is an older GS model with wire wheels. I have a motorcycle salvage yard close by. It may or may-not work, but I'll give it a shot.
                It may turn out to cheaper to get the wheels chromed or powder-coated
                (I know it's cheaper!!!)

                Thanks


                1995 750 Katana

                Yosh Exhaust, K&N Jet Kit, K&N Pod Filters, Corbin Seat

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