On one of the spokes will be a circle with a line through it and the number 98 if the wheel was manufactured in '98 (a '98 model can have parts marked 97 though so that's not a big help). Is the tyre a 16" or 17" tyre?
Measure the diameter across the discs - 14mm is a very obvious difference.
The main thing is does the VIN tag say the bike was manufactured in '97 or '98?
Ok Im stuck also, I have a black front rim on the bike now and a chrome one waiting. I went and bought bearings for the bike and they are wayyyy to small on the outside diameter for the chrome rim. I ran the # on the dust seal for the rim on the bike and I found that it was for a 93 VRF750 I THINK.
both rims I have are 16 inchers
Source bike Info: Based on 1993 UK model vfr 750 with a 98 vtr1000f fork conversion,
On the chrome rim the dot with the line through it is numbered 12 and has a 97 next to it, but the spoke that has Honda stamped inside of it has 98r next to it,
On the black rim the dot with the line through it is numbered 11 and has a 96 next to it. The Honda stamped spoke says 21r. My question is will the axle size be the same or can I get bearings for the same axle with a diffrent OD.
The #'s for the black rim and axle I have are as follows, the bearings actual #'s are assuming that this seal only goes with this bearing
or that the bearings
Seal orginial # AE1544F-NOK, Honda # 91257-KA3-711
ID-20mm, OD-42mm, width-12mm