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Old bloke Alan 55!! got kids (too many) have an unmolested ‘98’ 900RRW except for getting it rego’d for a single seat. Love it!! Just did the Morgan Park Raceway for Australian Super Bikes. Need advice about getting a 17” front wheel, so I have a better choice of tyres, the 16” is ok but getting tyres gets awkward!!
 

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Re: G’day from Down-Under

Hi and welcome.

No help from me re tyres, sorry. I specialise in 'modern' Blades!:grin

However, when the right 92 - 99 comes along I could be a starter!
 

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There is a big thread on this, but it can be a bit difficult to wade through.


Assuming you want a wheel that matches the standard spoke style, there is no direct swap but the path of least resistance is probably the 1998-2001 VFR800 front wheel. You will need to either machine 3.5mm from each side of the wheel hub to use standard 900RR discs, or fit the discs from 1999-2008 Honda Blackbird (not the early carburettored version, they won't fit) and you will need some 2mm longer spindle spacers machined.
 

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Re: G’day from Down-Under

Old bloke Alan 55!! got kids (too many) have an unmolested ‘98’ 900RRW except for getting it rego’d for a single seat. Love it!! Just did the Morgan Park Raceway for Australian Super Bikes. Need advice about getting a 17” front wheel, so I have a better choice of tyres, the 16” is ok but getting tyres gets awkward!!
Hi Alan, @Gunk was right but, took me a day :wink

I've done both RRP and RRX. The 98-99 as @BenelliBlade said is a bit more difficult. I did want to retain the stock spoke look, so I chose the 17" that would do that. The 600F3 front is the right rim but, as stated the F3 and /or your original disks will not work. The NC30 is the same front wheel as well, but needs the same Blackbird rotors.

Ask all the questions you want, I have most of the answers.

 

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. . . Ask all the questions you want, I have most of the answers.
Purely for interest's sake (as I don't have one of these bikes) would a whole front fork complete with wheel conversion work from a particular bike? Of course I query potential probs like fork diameter versus existing triple tree dimensions and possible headstock variations.

And yes, it would be an expensive option!:frown
 

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You can fit the entire front end from a 929 or 954 Fireblade onto an RRW/RRX, and it's a very straightforward job, and as a bonus you lose the (IMO) ugly front mudguard/fender. Unfortunately both of those bikes have three spoke wheels, but the front wheel from a VTR1000SP1 can be fitted with a bit of modification of spacers. Getting hold of a good SP1 front wheel for a reasonable price is a different matter.


People have also fitted CBR1000RR front ends, though the forks are a bit short for the 900 blade.


I fitted a 929 front end with the late CBR1000RR multi-spoke wheels to mine, but getting the wheels to fit did involve quite a bit of machining (mainly on the rear end).
 

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Re: G’day from Down-Under

Thanks BB.

Good info, but as said solely for interest. I hadn't considered the wheel 'type' though. Agree that you won't be picking up an SP-1 wheel for a dime!

I've also heard of one owner transplanting aprilia RSV1000 forks (Ohlins and Brembos) onto his 2009 Blade.

To get back on track, I hope Alan has success if he pursues this. For street riding though, I do wonder whether the exercise is worth the effort? Having not ridden a 16 incher (although my former wife got close:wink) I am not exactly qualified to pass comment.
 
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