Kawasaki shaft drive wheels

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Chucky
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Kawasaki shaft drive wheels

Post by Chucky » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:20 am

Ok heres a tough one

What options are there for replacing my kawasaki GT750 shaft drive rear wheel with a better looking one?

I'm thinking maybe something off a Kwack cruiser but I have no Idea really....

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Post by ShovelShane » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:25 am

I'm gonna beat PC to this

Have you considered using a modified car wheel?

I'm not really a huge fan of car wheels on chain driven bikes but they certainly are an improvement on most of the shaft driven wheels that you see out there
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Post by Bearcx » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:23 pm

Almost anything Chucky...if you're a good engineer.

Seriously, have you looked at the new range of Mean streak or Vulcan? Or change to spokes? Honda VT style?
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Post by Chucky » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:22 pm

cheers guys!

Once the triumph is done the car will go on the back burner and Ill start on the kwack.

VT sounds worth a look I'll have to check the shaft to see if the splines etc are the same.

I wan to go spoked if possible......or three spoke cast.

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Post by pommychopper » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:16 pm

ShovelShane wrote:I'm gonna beat PC to this

Have you considered using a modified car wheel?

I'm not really a huge fan of car wheels on chain driven bikes but they certainly are an improvement on most of the shaft driven wheels that you see out there
I can go off people you know!!! :lol:

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Post by Cromag » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:09 pm

Bang!!! (sorry PC)

what about a suzuki oh.......(forgot the model designation) , v twin, (basically an intruder in a decent road chassis) they have 3 spoke shaft driven mags......(VS800???)

Good luck, hopefully theres some compatability if you use the same make, so perhaps Kwaka have such a wheel.....just cant think of on what.

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Post by ShovelShane » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:13 pm

I just had to do it

But that just goes to show that you have made me think outside of the box PC, I would never even have thought of using a car wheel before seeing it on here :D
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Post by pommychopper » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:11 pm

ShovelShane wrote:I just had to do it

But that just goes to show that you have made me think outside of the box PC, I would never even have thought of using a car wheel before seeing it on here :D
Good boy, at least i know you're paying attention!!!
Got more plans for car wheels on my next next project......though it won't hurt to start gathering bits now!!! :D

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Post by Chucky » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:17 pm

"Got more plans for car wheels on my next next project"

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