Rear Wheel Offset?

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Re: Rear Wheel Offset?

Post by Maz » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:50 pm

Jeff L wrote:Is there room inside a Jap unit to space the front sprocket?I know there is no room on a Brit unit to do that.
there is generally only room for a very small spacer. When I did the GS550 for my sister I had to space the front sprocket out by almost half an inch (10mm) and the clutch actuating cable and lmechanism got in the way, so I made a spacer for the outer cover as well plus an extension for the clutch pushrod.....not difficult and still keeps the cover looking stock.... :banana-dance:

On my FZ750 project I have to space the front sprocket out by around 2 inches (50mm) so will need an outrigger bearing......... :think:

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Re: Rear Wheel Offset?

Post by Nero » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:47 pm

Whoa, 50mm it's a lot... wouldn't it be better to offset a little the engine also?
Will follow your build for sure... :mrgreen:
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Re: Rear Wheel Offset?

Post by Jeff L » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:21 pm

Maz wrote:
Jeff L wrote:Is there room inside a Jap unit to space the front sprocket?I know there is no room on a Brit unit to do that.
there is generally only room for a very small spacer. When I did the GS550 for my sister I had to space the front sprocket out by almost half an inch (10mm) and the clutch actuating cable and lmechanism got in the way, so I made a spacer for the outer cover as well plus an extension for the clutch pushrod.....not difficult and still keeps the cover looking stock.... :banana-dance:

On my FZ750 project I have to space the front sprocket out by around 2 inches (50mm) so will need an outrigger bearing......... :think:

Maz xx
cool....thats good to know.Gives me more options when I ever get around to choppin my Honda.
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Re: Rear Wheel Offset?

Post by Maz » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:15 pm

Jeff - I don't want to jack this thread but when I get the GS550 back for a couple of small mods and to re-laquer the cases, I'll take some pics of the spacers and stuff and post them....

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