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what wheels to fit?

Hi,

Okay, i'm looking for some wheels for my sp2 to race on track, but is very dificult to find SP2 parts...

Would you know some Honda models that the wheels can fit in the SP2/RC51 ?!

thanks!

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The CBR1000RR 2004-2007 wheels fit, with different spacers on the axle pivots of course and different bearing on the front wheel, but they are a bit heavier than SP2's stock wheels so it is not the ideal mod for the track.
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The 1000rr wheels are actually about a 1/2lb lighter. but they require different spacers and you need to do something about the rotors sitting about 2mm in on each side from where they are supposed to be.

I would wait till a set comes up for sale on here then go from there.
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I put a set of aftermarket wheels for a CBR 929/954 on my RC51. The front required custom captive spacers, but the rear bolted right up with the RC spacers.



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ohhkay... for so much work i prefer to wait and see what aftermarket on SP2 gives me I want something to just plug and play.

Thanks for your help guys!

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RK Excel Pro Series wheels
Brand new light-weight aftermarket wheels. for cheap. Good brand. Great Seller.

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RK Excel Pro Series wheels
Brand new light-weight aftermarket wheels. for cheap. Good brand. Great Seller.
+1 on that! Ben is a great guy. If those didn't come out right after I bought wheels, I would have bought them instead.

There are still a lot of companies making aftermarket wheels for the RC51. BST, OZ, RK Excel, Marchesini etc etc. No waiting involved other than shipping and the time to make a phone call or type in a credit card number.



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The 1000rr wheels are actually about a 1/2lb lighter. but they require different spacers and you need to do something about the rotors sitting about 2mm in on each side from where they are supposed to be.

I would wait till a set comes up for sale on here then go from there.
The rotors offset (distance from the fork tube) is the same on CBRs and RCs. Only difference is that rotors from 04-05 CBRs are 310mm diameter.
If you install the RC's bearings on the CBR's wheel (so that the axle fits) and the wheel inner tube between the bearings then you can install the RC's OEM spacers to install the wheel on the RC front fork. The CBR has a 25mm front axle pivot bolt while the RC has a 22mm.

Here is my RC with 2004 CBR's rotors on my RC's wheel. Just pluged them on. Of course when I took the pads off, they were partialy worn out. But I already knew that, nevertheless did not have any other option at the time.
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I think it is the '08+ front wheels that have the different rotor offset.



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What I am saying is the 1000rr wheels the rotor Mounting surface is 2mm narrower than it is on the RC. To fit RC wheels on a 1000rr and get the rotors to fit centered in the 1000rr Caliper you have to mill the wheel down.

The rotors are the same offset(I know this) but the wheels are narrower in the rotor mounting area by 2mm on each side. Read the link it explains how to fit the RC wheels to a 1000rr. I have read this thread as well as read about swapping the 1000rr wheels on the RC. I even have a spare front that I got cheap and swapping it onto my RC caused front end issues cause it was narrower. not saying it can't be done but using either RC rotors or 1000rr rotors on a 1000rr wheel the rotor will not be centered in the caliper.

I own an 04 1000rr and a 2000 RC51. I am also deployed as a computer specialist in Kuwait so I literally surf the net my entire 8 hour shift reading about ways to make both bikes Faster or Lighter. I am by know means an expert but I can quote where others people have tried this and the amount of work they had to do made it unproductive.

Stick with the RC wheels or go aftermarket. The easier way to make them fit will be cheaper and faster to swap wheels for track use. Imagine having to carry two sets of spacers for when you swap wheels at the track. that would get old.
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