Hey everybody, just got off the phone with my mechanic about how my bearings are done on my wheels and they're pretty much welded to the wheel. He can't get it off (happened to another friend of mine as well).
Question I have is what limitations do I have for my wheel of choice? Can I use a wheel from any CBR and just get bearings that fit my 929? I'm trying to not buy OEM because they're insanely expensive. I'm replacing front and rear wheels as the bike is 13 years and they haven't been replaced yet.
Appreciate the help.
This is impossible, the wheel is aluminium and the bearing is steel, they can't weld themselves together.
Do you know of a better mechanic?
Heat the wheel to about 100C and the bearings will fall out.
Wheels last way longer than 13 years without requiring replacement :-)
Wheels from the 929, 954 and 04-07 1000RR will bolt straight into your 929 with no modification. You do not need brand new wheels.
929 front is $490 new - FRONT WHEEL
929 rear is $572 new - REAR WHEEL
954 rear is $100 cheaper and slightly lighter - REAR WHEEL
You will also need new bearings and seals.
If you are determined to replace your wheels instead of replacing your mechanic I would look for 1000RR wheels as they're a little lighter.
1000RR front is $395 - FRONT WHEEL
1000RR rear is $443 but you will also require the sprocket carrier and sprocket carrier spacer - REAR WHEEL
But you can probably pick up some nice secondhand wheels for less than the price of one new wheel, perhaps even with some decent tyres on them.