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This is one is for all the 900 guys out there.

I am looking to do a 900rr bobber bike, something like this:


I there are two local bikes I think I could use:
https://youngstown.craigslist.org/mcy/5247809476.html
https://youngstown.craigslist.org/mcy/5197331821.html

And I am wondering what wheels are easily swappable for the front wheel, because I have read that the 17" is preferable to the stock 16" that came on the 900.

Maybe an F3 front wheel like I put on my 919 would work?


Any help is greatly appreciated.

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The 2000,2001,2002 and 2003 models all have 17" wheel at the front.
Last one with 16" wheel was the 1999 Blade ;)

Nevertheless, you can easily fit front wheel from the CBR600RR, CBR1000RR, CBR929, CBR954, CBR600F4i, RC51, and most likely CB1000F, CB600F
You need to check for brake rotor hub to whatever wheel you choose cause after 2000 the center hole of Honda's front brake rotors changed to a larger hole.
 

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Hey I have a F3 rim for sale!
The only reason to change to 17" is for the greater choices in race rubber. I have 30,000+ miles on street and probably 3,000+ track miles on the 1996 CBR900RR and it does handle different but I was able to get the same lap times with both wheel types.

So if it's a street bike, leave it.
If it's a race bike, only do it if needed to get the race rubber you want.

I'm about to put up a $600 package for sale, F3 rim, Scotts damper, Erion triple, titanium clip-ons. A complete convert-to-race package for the 96/97 CBR900RR. Well I guess not complete because I'd do a pipe and rearsets and some engine work and put that sucker in the vintage class.

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Kent Larson
 

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Hey I have a F3 rim for sale!
I'm about to put up a $600 package for sale, F3 rim, Scotts damper, Erion triple, titanium clip-ons.
Oops, forgot I wasn't posting to fireblades.org
That's where I'm going to post the package for 900RR conversion.

Later,
Kent Larson
 

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gibb you goofy fhawker... you already have a 919!
I was getting ready to post...buy a fecking 919:laugh:

While I like your spirit of adventure, I like the "wide body" 900's of old. Compared to bikes today, you could sleep three people on those trunk.:grin2:
 

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The F3 is older than 2000 and the center hole of it's brake rotors is smaller than later 2000 models.
So OEM RC51, 2006-07 CBR1000RR, CBR954 and similar models' front brake rotors cannot fit on those rims.

If you choose pre-2000 model brake rotors, you won't find 320mm O.D and probably different offset on those rotors as well

The F3 rim will mount right up as a 17" replacement for the 16" front rim on your 900RR
Stating the obvious here: 900RR mentioned in that ad is referred to 1992 up to the 1999 model included Fireblade models.
The 2000 CBR929RR and on won't fit. However it doesn't need to cause they are equipped with OEM 17" front wheel already
 

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The F3 is older than 2000 and the center hole of it's brake rotors is smaller than later 2000 models.
So OEM RC51, 2006-07 CBR1000RR, CBR954 and similar models' front brake rotors cannot fit on those rims.

If you choose pre-2000 model brake rotors, you won't find 320mm O.D and probably different offset on those rotors as well
What MakisRC51 says is absolutely true, but as the dude who is advising the F3 rim will be a straight replacement, I want to point out that this thread was started by someone looking at modifying a 1995 or 1996 CBR900RR. I was answering based on the 1996 model question. You don't even need different rotors. Just replace the rim moving the rotors over from your 16" rim.

I know that works on the 1996 and 1997 CBR900RR but you'll have to verify for the 1995 model. Sorry, I only looked at your first "I might buy this for the project" Craig's List add and didn't realize you were considering the 1995.

Anyone know if the direct swap applies to the '95? Can the 900 rotors mount up to the F3 rim?

Later,
Kent Larson
 

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What MakisRC51 says is absolutely true, but as the dude who is advising the F3 rim will be a straight replacement, I want to point out that this thread was started by someone looking at modifying a 1995 or 1996 CBR900RR. I was answering based on the 1996 model question. You don't even need different rotors. Just replace the rim moving the rotors over from your 16" rim.

I know that works on the 1996 and 1997 CBR900RR but you'll have to verify for the 1995 model. Sorry, I only looked at your first "I might buy this for the project" Craig's List add and didn't realize you were considering the 1995.

Anyone know if the direct swap applies to the '95? Can the 900 rotors mount up to the F3 rim?

Later,
Kent Larson
Sorry @mudduc but I was posting having in mind the picture posted on the 1st post.
No further details are mentioned to guide me as you can see

You're totally right on your remarks
 

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Definitely not looking to race it. I just want something that will stand out. It just seemed from what I've hear and read the 17" was better for handling and finding tires.


gibb you goofy fhawker... you already have a 919!
Yeah, and I love it. But I think one of these would look awesome.

While I like your spirit of adventure, I like the "wide body" 900's of old. Compared to bikes today, you could sleep three people on those trunk.:grin2:
I actually like how they look as well. That's why I was going to get a wrecked one, or one with hideous body work, like the one for $1700, it's ugly. Also, I have a 600rr and the RC, so I'm covered on sport bikes with full fairings.


Another option would be to fit on a VFR swingarm on there, for the single side look. I know that would be a lot more work though.

So it sounds like the F3 wheel will work on the 95-96 900 right?
 

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I can verify the F3 rim is a direct swap for the 96 or 97 cbr900rr. Just bolt on the brake disks from the 16" rim, move the fender up a half inch or more and you are good to go. I don't know if that works on the 95 but perhaps someone else will know.

Don't forget about the front fender. Even if it seem like there is just barely room when mounted and spun to test in the garage, the tire will grow with heat and centripetal force when on the pavement at speed.
 

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I was getting ready to post...buy a fecking 919:laugh:

While I like your spirit of adventure, I like the "wide body" 900's of old. Compared to bikes today, you could sleep three people on those trunk.:grin2:
Or it can Carry 5 Big Mac's. Don't ask me how I know.
 
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