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SP1 front wheel orientation

Gidday people. As my username suggests, I have something of a hybrid bike, being a 5th-gen RC46 VFR800, which the previous (original) owner decided to upgrade over a number of years.

He added a variety of things to it, most notably the fully-adjustable Ohins shock at the rear, and the SP2 front end (with some SP1 parts around the triple clamps, to suit the VFRs headstock).

Anyway, the bike runs the standard 5-spoke rear wheel, and the 5-spoke SP2 front wheel. Recently, I've managed to acquire the 8-spoke VFR750 rear wheel, and an SP1 front wheel. Both are at the shop being powder-coated at present.

When I get them back, the intention is to mount those on the bike (after fitting tyres, of course ), and then put a set of sports tyres on the original rear/SP2 front wheel, and have those as spares for track days etc.

So, to my question. Can someone point me to a close up a picture of a fited SP1 front wheel, as I want to ensure that when I get a tyre fitted to it, it's "oriented" in the right direction when fitted to the bike. (If that makes sense?)
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Google images will show you thousands. The sweep of the spokes will make it very obvious


The sp1 and sp2 wheel fitments are identical. So you have a very simple task on your hands.
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If by oriented you mean rotational direction, on the SP2 and most Hondas there is a directional arrow on the wheel hub. On the SP2 it's the right side. Would think the SP1 also has the arrow cast into it on the hub. Also the open part of the spoke would then be the trailing edge.
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If by oriented you mean rotational direction, on the SP2 and most Hondas there is a directional arrow on the wheel hub. On the SP2 it's the right side. Would think the SP1 also has the arrow cast into it on the hub. Also the open part of the spoke would then be the trailing edge.
Thanks. Don't have the rim with me to check, although that would make sense (the cast rotation mark, I mean).

I did get a look at one on another VFR, which confirmed the fitment for me...thanks for the replies.
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8-spokers are cool.... :-)


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