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Thread: Front Wheel Question

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    Front Wheel Question

    I'm looking for a new front wheel to replace the one I bashed. My bird is a 99. What wheels are interchangeable with mine? I see wheels from 97s and 98s very often listed as "all blackbird years". Is this the case. Are all the front wheels the same?

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    Re: Front Wheel Question

    No. Fi got different brake discs that's not interchangeable and different bearings i I remember right.
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    Re: Front Wheel Question

    '99 and newer will be a direct fit.

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    So how do I tell the difference in the wheels? They look pretty much the same.

    Thanks

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    Re: Front Wheel Question

    You can swap 97-98 model year carbureted chassis front wheels into 99 and up fuel injection chassis without issue if ........

    If you swap the complete wheel assembly, including wheel, brake disc, axle, and axle spacers.

    Rear wheels swap direct from one chassis to the other without any issues.

    T.
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    Re: Front Wheel Question

    Wheel diffs:

    1) The carb machine wheel has black brake rotor carriers and these carriers attach to the wheel with 6 bolts. FI front wheels have gold colored carriers and attach with 6 bolts. This "color" i.d. is true for most sale markets I believe.
    2) The "look" design of the brake rotor carriers are also different between carb and fuel injection model years.3
    3) The bearing size is smaller on the carb wheels, FI wheels have large bearing design..ergo the need to swap the complete wheel, rotor, axle, axle spacer set if doing a wheel change between model years.

    Couple pictures attached show the gold fuel injection rotors (on a Fuel injection spec, Dymag wheel) and the black rotor carrier of the carb machine front wheel (all OEM parts shown here).

    T.
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    Re: Front Wheel Question

    1999 and 2000 cbr 600 f4 front rim is also a direct fit for the FI 99+ Blackbirds.


 

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