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Offline Hammerhead

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DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« on: January 18, 2011, 12:45:09 pm »
Mate of mine wants to buy the wheels off a DRZ and fit them onto his DR.

Would this work? ie: are the hubs and the holes where the brake disks attach similar?
 

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Re: DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 01:48:37 pm »
No,  axles differ as well as the disc brake attachment (and size of front disc)   so it is not a direct fit.  Most things can be made to work if enough work is done though not really wortwhile.  It is only worthwhile to fit the front if you change out the shocks as well. This may be worthwhile, depending on if the DRZ fork is a pre 2003 DRZs or newer DRZs or DRZe fork.  I have considered doing this. (maar besef dit is net gatjuk.)
 

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Re: DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 08:23:13 am »
I am not sure why you would want to? The only difference would be the 17" to 18" rear tire, surely?

DRZ SM's have RMZ forks, and those are very cool, but then they dont fit E model wheels.
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Re: DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 08:35:07 am »
Thanks for the input!
 

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Re: DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 09:43:31 am »
Use OEM hubs with custom spokes & rims for SM wheels.
Or use full custom SM wheels.
SM and DS wheels will be intercvhangeable within an hour and that's what you want. Note that you should ideally dedicate sets of pads to the wheels if you have permanently assigned brake discs or move the discs from wheel to wheel when changing between SM and DS setups.

Get Wilbers springs & emulator valves for the front end if it's your hearts desire.
Modify OEM rear shock if you feel like it. It's very high quality for an OEM part on a bike in the DR's price range and it's still better than the counterparts on plenty of more expensive bikes.
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Re: DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 10:50:22 am »
Got Bus's back wheel of him last night, want to make it fit on my DR,  look like only 2 new spacers and a hybrid disc, the axles are the same size and the sprocket and disc are the same distance apart. Sal laat weet hoe werk dit.

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Re: DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 11:15:22 am »
wannabee; is there a benefit to fitting the 17" as opposed to the 18" wheel?
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Re: DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011, 11:26:23 am »
Its actually the other way around, Md...

There are more tyre options for 18" rear
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Re: DRZ wheels onto a DR?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011, 10:19:58 am »
18" has more options of MX tires
17" has more options of DS tires

Decent road tires for a SuperMoto are almost exclusively made in 17"
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